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.