Major home remodels often mean turning your entire life and household upside down, at least temporarily. On top of dealing with the dust and construction noises, you have contractors or repairmen running in and out of your home, making it hard to keep track of everyone.
When your home becomes open to people you don’t even know, it makes sense to start worrying about the security of your home, your family, and your valuables. The last thing you want is for your jewelry to disappear or that diamond engagement ring with the white gold band to sprout legs and suddenly walk off. While there are services that make home renovations easier, none of them include ways to protect that engagement ring, jewelry, or other accessories you purchased from reputable jewelers. In this article, you’ll find a few tips for protecting your valuables while work is being done on your home.
Hire reputable contractors.
While there are services that make home renovations easier, such as water delivery, a maid service, and private meal delivery services, you still need to ensure that the valuables in your home, such as your platinum jewelry, are safe and secure. One way to do that is by hiring reputable contractors. This means that you don’t hire the first home improvement contractor your finger falls on in the Yellow Pages. It’s best to get referrals, read reviews on the contractor’s website, and check them out with the BBB (Better Business Bureau). Make sure that the contractor you’re considering has the proper license and insurance and that the employees working for them have been well vetted.
After all, you worked hard to afford that engagement ring on a budget. You went to the best jeweler you could find and chose a high-carat diamond engagement ring with stunning clarity with a white gold or platinum band. As a homeowner and a boyfriend, the last thing you want is that two-carat engagement ring with the stunning clarity to suddenly disappear from your home during your home improvements. Hiring only trustworthy contractors to do your renovations should help keep your engagement ring from that reputable jeweler safe, along with your other valuables as well.
Store the engagement ring and other precious items.
You can opt to store the engagement ring and any other jewelry and valuables in a safe that the naked eye can’t see during your renovations. If you’re still worried, you can take your valuables, the engagement ring, and other gemstones, such as diamond rings, smaller diamonds, and important papers, to a safety deposit box. Store the engagement ring and other gemstones there until the renovations are done, then bring them back to your home to get ready to pop the question. A durable safe will also work, but with an expensive ring with sapphires, and a high carat weight, you may not want to take any chances.
Install security features.
One of the best ways to ensure your home is safe is with a home security system. With the right system, you can keep an eye on your home and your valuables at all times, even when you have to be away. With indoor and outdoor cameras, you can keep an eye on the inside and outside of your home during the renovation process. It’s also a good idea to get a doorbell camera so that you can see who is coming to the door during the remodel.
These are just a few of the ways that you can protect your valuables and your home during a renovation. Start by vetting any contractors you use completely, then go from there on your other protection options.