A safe deposit box is a secured storage area, usually insude a bank vault, that provides proetection against accidental loss, fire and theft. If you have important documents or small, valuable items at home where there are vulnerable to fire or theft, it may be in your best interest to open a safe deposit box to store your small valuables and important documents.
Select a bank with a safe-deposit box section. Keep in mind that banks often give existing customers discounts on box rental rates.
Determine what size box you need. Will you be storing only documents, or will you need a larger box for items such as jewelry or small valuable collectibles?
Fill out and sign a safe-deposit box lease agreement. Anyone you authorize to access the box must also sign the agreement.
Place your valuables into the safe-deposit box.
Now the only item you must safeguard is the safe deposit box key.