Making it difficult for thieves to enter your home is an effective way to protect your possessions. Research by the Natinoal Crime Prevention Institute shows that burglars generally will work no longer than 60 seconds to obtain entry.
Stir wallpaper paste for longer than suggested by the manufacturer to ensure that there are no lumps. A wooden dowel makes and ideal stirrer. Also stir the paste from time to time during wallpapering.