What to Keep in a Safe-Deposit Box

What to Keep in a Safe-Deposit Box

What to Keep in a Safe-Deposit Box

Using a safe-deposit box is a cost-effective way to keep valuables private and safe. One of the biggest reasons for use is to protect certain items from fire, theft or natural disaster. Keeping items of value around your home isn’t always the smartest decision, even when using a personal safe. A home safe can be convenient for replaceable items, but a burglar could force you to open the safe or just haul it off with them. Don’t leave yourself open for the potential risk. What should you keep in your safe-deposit box? Check out Bank of the Lowcountry’s list of good candidates.

Stocks and Savings Bonds

Be sure to include stocks, bonds, or any certificates of deposit.

Property Deeds

Protect your property by storing original deeds, titles and insurance papers. This will include your home, car and other personal property owned.

Birth or Marriage Certificates

Make sure to include all birth, adoption, marriage and death certificates.

Family Keepsakes

Now that technology allows for digital storage, it’s a good idea to scan older family photos. Make sure to store any old photos or videos in your safe-deposit box to avoid any natural disaster damage.

Proof for Insurance 

Make sure to include photos or videos of your home’s valuables and contents to protect yourself from damage or stolen items. This is helpful for insurance purposes and replacing things of need.


Include any valuable pieces, collectibles or family heirlooms that are irreplaceable.

Take the time to protect yourself, and your family, by keeping important documents and memorabilia of value in your safe-deposit box. Make sure to include your spouse, or a trusted loved one, when making a list of those approved for access. If you’re wondering what items to leave out for quick access, check out our blog on “Items That Shouldn’t Go in Your Safe-Deposit Box.”

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