Your home is your castle, which makes you a king or queen. And royalty can pretty much do whatever they want, right?
Especially something as normal as putting your stuff in a place that’s convenient for you.
If I don’t put my keys on my converted-candle-holder-to-key-holder-metal-meditating figure every time I walk through my apartment door there’s a high probability I’ll be blaming the key-stealing-house trolls for hiding them when I’m running out the door an hour later. (They’re soooooooooo sneaky and always wearing my socks)
Do you have a place where you keep your out-the-door essentials (wallet, purse, etc)? For many kings and queens that place is the table near the front door.
Question: Do you know your daughter’s friend’s babysitter who was just waiting inside your hallway while you gathered the kids from the backyard? Do you know the Greenpeace canvasser waiting just inside the door frame while you get him water from the kitchen?
Who else comes through that door?
26% of identity theft victims know the person who stole their information. And that’s just when the crime is reported. So who can say the strangers who come through your door aren’t also looking to grab your personal information? You just can’t know. Even if nobody has taken advantage of you yet, is it worth the potential hundreds of hours it would take to fight identity theft once it occurs?
Luckily you can protect your castle and your royal identity without having to hire a fire breathing dragon or the Knights Who Say Ni.
Build a moat solution: Put a barrier between your personal items and people who enter your house. The best place is in your bedroom where most people won’t be wandering. Even better, keep your purse inside the closet or the wallet in a drawer. This small change to your habits can have a big impact on protecting your identity. Because nobody should be enjoying your royal treasures except for you.