When we’re at home, going shopping, or leaving for a vacation we all want to feel safe. Even if you are sure that the area you live in is the most secure, there is always a chance of an unexpected crime. Luckily house robberies and pickpocketing can be prevented if you know how to stay alert and use some simple tricks.
smartzune.com found 10 smart life hacks that will help you secure your property and leave robbers with no chance of getting anything from you.
1. Secure your purse while grocery shopping.
“When using a shopping cart, as you browse through the store, keep your purse zipped or closed and secure it to the cart by clipping the child safety belt through the strap(s),” the Windham Police Department wrote on Facebook. “This will help in preventing someone from taking advantage of your distraction and running off with the purse.”
This is more simple than it seems: you can even improvise and use a cheap carabiner clip to secure your bag, if the cart doesn’t have a belt.Good tip. I too do the same thing and have been doing so for many years. I have passed this tip onto others over the years too. Some times though the seat belts are broken in our shopping trolleys (that is what we call them in Australia) but I thread them trough the straps of my handbag anyway as I am sure the thieves do not know which straps are broken. That is my other little handy tip!