What To Do With An Old Safe?

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Your old safe has served you faithfully for years. But over time safes can get worn out. Parts break, paint scratches and fades, locking mechanism stops working. Maybe you’ve got an outdated vault which doesn`t offer that high level of security and convenience as modern safes do. Or maybe, like many, you simply ran out of space. Your safe became too small for all the valuables you’ve accumulated over time. Whatever the case may be, the question remains the same - what do you do with your old safe? Throw it away? No Way! Here are some ideas for what you can do with your old safe.

Repurpose old safe

One of the most creative approaches is to repurpose your old safe. You can give it a new life even if you don't want to invest any money or effort into repairing or painting it. How about changing your old safe into a storage for fishing gear or guitars? A safe for long guns can be a perfect suit for the purpose. All your fishing stuff will not be scattered around any more but kept in one place. And the gun racks in the serve perfectly as racks for your guitars. Isn`t it convenient? If you are not a musician or fond of fishing you can place your old safe in the garage and use it as storage for all your tools.

There are also some really good ideas on how to repurpose an old safe by transforming it into a part of furniture. If you paint it in a color which will match your dining room and add some shelves, you can get a nice bar or a cupboard. You can also make an unusual end table by adding a fresh coat of paint or just covering it with stylish tablecloth. If you have a long gun safe, it can become a funky bookcase. The possibilities are endless when it comes to repurposing an old gun safe.

Upgrading & Refurbishing

However, if your old safe has a strong steel body, a robust lock system, offers a high level of protection against burglars and fire but has several broken parts, then you can restore it. It could be less expensive for you, than to buy a new one. If you find it difficult to do on your own, there are teams of professionals who can refurbish an old safe. They will give it a new coat of paint, change the interior design, add velour to improve its inner look, equip it with a LED light kit. Safe specialists will fix minor issues like sticky hinges or upgrade your old safe by replacing a lock system or reinforcing its security. Old refurbished safes can continue to serve you for many years to come.

Disposing Of Old Safe

Nevertheless, if you have ultimately decided to throw away your old safe, take into consideration that it could be a hard task to do yourself. We suggest you hire a dedicated team of safe moving specialists to dispose of old safe on. They know how to properly and safely dispose of old safes, have all necessary skills and equipment like pallet jacks, stair climbers, lift gates etc. Old safe disposal should be done both securely and in an environmentally responsible way. Special attention should be paid to how to dispose of metal safe. However it’s not as simple as just taking it to the dump. If your safe is fire rated, insulation must be taken out first or the scrap yard will not accept it.

Sell Your Old Safe To Us

After all you can sell your old safe to us. You may wonder "Are old safes worth anything?" Some safes, especially older ones, are made from strong materials which may be of some value to us. The other vaults can be reconditioned by our professionals and sold as used ones. If you'd like to know how much your old safe is worth, contact us and we’ll give you an estimate for purchase of your safe including professional pick up.

Written by

Kirillo Byelin
General Manager at The Safe Keeper Las Vegas
Security Safe Expert
Kirillo Byelin