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Making the Most of Your Small Home Safe

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Big Things in Small Packages

Just because you have a small home safe doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of limited storage. Some people’s homes or businesses just can’t spatially accommodate a large safe, and in those cases, you have to make the most of small home safes. Here are a few helpful tips from Dexter’s Best to assist you in making the optimal storage decisions when you’re limited in your available space.

Rack ‘Em Up

There are some handy accessories that can help you to maximize the storage space available in your small home safe. Consider the implementation of a door rack — these easy-to-install racks attach to the inner door of your safe and can provide storage pockets for smaller items that may be cluttering the shelving space in your safe. This is a very simple solution, is not complicated to use or install, and can be an affordable alternative to upgrading the size of your safe. Of course, should you decide that a safe upgrade is needed, we hope you’ll trust Dexter’s Best Liberty Safe with your next purchase!

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Shelf That Idea

Most safes come with some element of shelving, but not always. The inclusion of a shelf or shelves can make your storage options that much more efficient, letting you use the unoccupied empty space in your safe that was unavailable without shelving. You can construct a shelving system yourself, if you’re handy, or prefabricated shelves are usually available from your expert local safe retailer, like us! Shelving can also help prevent potential damage to items that you would otherwise be stacking on top of each other. The last thing you want is to inadvertently damage an important document while ironically trying to protect it.

Fancy Drawers

The addition of small drawers in your small home safes follows the same logic as shelving, but with the added benefit of advanced organization. With drawers, smaller to medium sized objects can be neatly organized and placed in their own, nicely labeled drawer. This can help minimize the time you waste rummaging through items looking for that one specific piece of jewelry or family keepsake. Drawers tend to take up more space than shelving, but depending on what you’re storing in your safe, it may actually end up saving you space in the long run, owing to their efficiency. Speak with the experts here at Dexter’s Best Liberty Safe to help you find a shelving solution to your small home safe needs. 

General Organization Tips

One of the best things that you can do, in addition to safe accessories, is to organize and prioritize the contents of your safe. Consider these things when going through the contents of your safe, and see if they don’t help you become more organized in your storage strategy:

  • Consolidate storage bins: if you have a mish-mash of different containers, some of which are only partially filled, consider how you can consolidate these containers. Ideally, you should have storage bins that fit nicely together.
  • Bust out the label maker: while this doesn’t literally provide you with more space, it can make organization that much less of a headache, and help give you a nice “at-a-glance” reminder of your organization.
  • Purge: there may be some items in your safe that are either expired, no longer needed, or really aren’t that vital to be secured in a safe. Go through each item and make the decision to remove items that may not absolutely need to be kept in a small home safe.
  • Consider weight: the best way to avoid accidentally damaging items in your safe is to store heavier items at the bottom, and lighter, more fragile items toward the top. This will help you to avoid everything coming crashing down as soon as you start looking for an item, and will save you from a headache in the future.

Dexter’s Best: Your Small Home Safe Experts

For all of your safe solutions, Dexter’s Best would love to be your trusted expert. Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding your home safe! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Visit us today in Norwich, or give us a call! We can’t wait to help you make the most of your home safe.