How to Make a Fireproof Safe (5 Steps)

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Things You'll Need

  • Savings and other valuables

  • Re-sealable bag

  • Inconspicuous container (frozen vegetable food bag or ice cream container, for example)

  • Water

  • Fridge / freezer, or other fireproof hiding place


Prevent damage of your savings, such as from ice, by ensuring that all containers and packets which they are kept in (especially the preliminary, re-sealable bags) are watertight and do not allow anything inside which may cause damage. It can be beneficial to separate out some of your savings and / or valuables, placing them in different locations. This makes it less likely for somebody to locate all of your savings, thereby making them more secure against theft.


It goes without saying, but do not broadcast where your savings and valuables are kept. Keep it secret and do your utmost to keep them hidden.

It is very important for everyone to keep their valuables safe. Learning how to make a fireproof safe will protect your valuables, especially any paper money, from both thieves and damage from fire sources. There are many things which you may have in the house that can be used as fireproof safe; you just need a little imagination. This article will briefly deal with one example of how to make a fireproof safe that is both simple and effective.


Step 1

Take your savings and any other valuables, and place them into a waterproof, re-sealable bag. This will keep them contained, clean and protected from any moisture or residue.

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Step 2

Place the re-sealable bag into an inconspicuous container, such as a frozen vegetable food bag or soup tin. The receptacle will tend to depend entirely on the hiding place you will use to make the fireproof safe. For example, if you have chosen a freezer, a jam jar may be slightly out of place. In that situation, an old frozen potato packet would be more appropriate.


Step 3

Another idea is to place your waterproof, re-sealable bag into an empty ice cream container filled with water. When placed in a freezer, the water inside it will freeze. This will deter you from spending your money unless you really need it, as the ice must be thawed out first. It is also the least likely place that a thief may raid, and gives added protection against a house fire.


Step 4

Hide your items in an appropriate, fireproof location. A fridge or freezer is definitely the most effective choice, as such items are the most likely to survive a house fire. Also, a thief would probably not think to look in such places. It is also possible to bury your valuables in the ground, inside a soup can, to act as a fireproof safe in such situations.