We use handbags to keep our essential items. This means that you should take care of your handbag and keep it safe to prevent losing your items. How can you ensure that your handbag is safe? I have some important tips that will help you keep your handbag safe.
Always zip the handbag up
It is advisable to keep the bag closed every time. When closed, nobody can detect what is inside the bag. Most of the cases that have been reported people leave their bags open, and thieves find it easy to pick up items from them. When shopping, walking, and working avoid leaving the handbag open especially when you are in a social place where many people are having a common purpose when left open, a person might take the opportunity to steal from you because it will be very easy and fast.
Know your surroundings, the people you are interacting with, and the location. Consider what people say about the place and what you know about the same place. When the place has a lot of people, some may use tricks to snatch your bag and disappear in the crowd. A thief may plan to create commotion in the crowd so that he/she can get a chance to snatch the bag. An ‘'accident'' may even be created to frighten the victim and pave the way for the robbery. When you notice some unusual behavior from a strange person, especially in public, be very attentive to escape his/her intentions.
Store Your Bag Smartly
When traveling, you should avoid putting your handbag on a passenger seat on public transport vehicles and taxis. In case you are using your own car and you have placed the bags on the passenger seat, it is advisable to close the car windows. When closed, thieves can't access the bag easily, unlike when left open. In a taxi, it is always encouraged to hold the bag on your arms so that you can carry it along when you get to your destination, failure to which may lead the taxi driver going away with all that was in the bag.
Be in Secure Places
Do not walk in isolated dark places and unfamiliar routes. Thieves tend to wait for their potential victims in isolated places so that they can steal from them. Especially in towns, always use the major routes so that you can avoid being in contact with them. If you have to pass via a suspicious place, you should think of another mode of transport. If you find yourself in a situation where a gang of robbers wants to take your bag, it is safe for you not to try fighting them to avoid being injured. It is wise not to fight a losing battle.
Hold your Bag Tight
When held tight, no one can snatch your bag. If you aren't careful and be tempted to hold it loose, a person with an ill motive may grab it and vanish. This might cost you a lot if your essential documents and identification cards were in the bag. Most of the time, when we are relaxed, we tend to hold our bags loosely and be sure nobody can take them, but this is not the case. Thieves usually steal from persons they notice aren't aware of their motive. When you hold your bag tightly a person will note you are very much aware, and it can be stolen
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