Caution is the better part of wisdom when it comes to protecting your possessions during a remodel.

First, you should remove everything you can from the work area.

Then look around your home carefully. Move fragile items away from traffic areas.

Place all jewelry and other valuables out of sight.

If you keep valuable coins, jewelry, artwork, etc. in your home, put them somewhere where you can lock them away safely or ask a relative or trusted friend to keep them during your remodel. The best thinking might be not to leave temptation in someone’s way.