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Planning Ahead: How to Secure Valuables When Renting Your House Out

Renting out your house can be a great way to make money and have a little extra spending cash. But if you’re going to rent out your home, it’s important to consider what valuables need to be secured before you do so. In this blog post, we’ll go over the best ways to store your valuables while renting out your house.

Safety Deposit Boxes 

One of the most secure methods for storing valuable items when renting out your house is with the help of a safety deposit box. These boxes are located in banks and allow you to store any valuable items that won’t fit in the box itself. Safety deposit boxes are usually highly secure, as only those with the key can access them, providing an added layer of protection for your valuables. The downside is that these boxes tend to be rather expensive—but if you value security above cost, this may be worth considering.

Home Security Systems 

Installing a home security system is another way to protect your valuables when renting out your house. Home security systems come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from basic systems that alert you via text message or app whenever someone enters or leaves the house, all the way up to more advanced systems that include motion sensors and cameras that allow you to watch who comes in and out of the house remotely. No matter which system you choose, they are all effective ways of protecting yourself and your belongings while renting out your home.

Secure Storage Units 

If neither of those options appeals to you, consider investing in an on-site storage unit for all of your valuable items. On-site storage units provide a great option for renters who want secure storage without having to pay high fees associated with safety deposit boxes or home security systems. Storage units come in various sizes so no matter how much stuff you need to store away, there will be an option available for you at an affordable price point. Plus, they provide easy access so if something needs to be accessed quickly and conveniently during the rental period, it’s as easy as walking over!

Hide Items Discreetly

If you choose not to invest in a safe or store items offsite, then make sure any valuables are discreetly hidden throughout the house or apartment so tenants won’t be able to easily spot them when viewing the property. Some clever places might include inside furniture drawers or behind picture frames on walls where tenants don’t expect them to be found and thus won’t look there unless actively searching for something specific. It is important however that these hiding spots remain accessible by yourself should you need access to them; otherwise having them hidden away could do more harm than good if you ever needed quick access but couldn’t get into them because of tenant restrictions on entry into certain rooms of the property etc.

Home Alarm System 

Another great way to protect your valuables is by installing a home alarm system in your rental property. A good alarm system will alert you if there’s any suspicious activity in or around the house while it’s vacant. It will also help deter potential burglars who may be looking for an easy target while the house is unoccupied. A monitored alarm system provides even more peace of mind as it will alert a monitoring centre if there is an emergency or intrusion at any time.

Hire an On-Site Manager

If you are renting out a multi-family unit or large property with multiple tenants, then hiring an on-site manager can help keep track of any suspicious activity and ensure that all tenants are abiding by the terms stated in their lease agreement. An on-site manager will be able to monitor all areas of the property and report any violations directly to you as soon as possible so that you can take appropriate action if necessary.


Renting out your house can be a fantastic way to make some extra money—just make sure that all of your valuables are secure first! Safety deposit boxes offer maximum protection but come with hefty costs; alternatively, installing a home security system can provide peace of mind while keeping costs down while on-site storage units provide convenient and affordable access should something need retrieving during the rental period. However you decide to store away valuables when renting out your house, just remember—to plan ahead and always prioritise safety first!