Humans have a natural desire to feel safe. This can translate to everything they deal with. Of course, it’s impossible to conform the outside world to your will, and so getting stronger, more perceptive, and more courageous is often a natural part of growth and learning how to deal with the threats or issues that may come to pass.
That being said, we do deserve to feel safe, especially when in the midst of our homes. Our entire lives are here, as well as the families we love and raise. This means that to the extent that we can, protecting our own corner of the world well will require a careful approach, something that may or may not help us completely shed the troubles of the outside world when we come home.
Thankfully, this isn’t a storybook or fairytale led goal. Perhaps building a moat with armed guards at the front of your property is no longer a possibility for most working people, but thankfully, those measures are unneeded. We would recommend the following instead:
3 Ways to feel safe within your home
Inspect For Damages
Inspect your home for damages. It’s not always other people or security you need to have in mind when protecting your home, but age, degradation, and sometimes even damage. For example, Edens Structural’s foundation repair guide comprehensively discusses how you can both find and address issues within your housing foundations, and what inattention might lead to.
When you are able to apply yourself in this direction in the best instance, you will often find yourself preventing a great deal of cost, stress and long term worry. Sometimes, the threats are within.
Safety & Protection
Of course, internal damage will hardly imply that you are unable to secure your property as well as you can and should. Window protections, property borders, more than one secure lock on the front and back doors, ensuring that good practice such as window closures when the house is vacation are followed, and security systems such as alarms, motion-sensitive floodlights or even cameras can be crucial.
It’s important not only to be protected, but to also give the impression that your home is protected. Something as simple as a ‘beware of the dog’ sign without a pet can have this effect, but of course, you are free to determine how this will work within your property.
An Observant Community
Keep an eye out for the homes of your neighbors, and they will largely do the same for you. Feeling safe within your home is often helped by ensuring that you are in communication with the community around you. If there is no neighborhood watch scheme present, perhaps you can create one, or even contribute in some way to the local community discussions at large local events.
In this way, particularly in rural areas, everyone can help one another keep the area safe and well protected.
With this advice, we hope you can feel more than safe when within your home.