When thieves ransack your house and bedroom, spaces under bed and couches, and throw away cushions and pillows, small pockets stitched using a soft material would be the safest place for your possessions.
Avoid storing your valuables in a safe, jewelry box, wardrobe drawer, or any such 'storage utility'.
When it comes to house security, you don't wanna take a chance. You would have the best security systems installed. Another way to keep things secure is to keep them in a safe. However, you never know if they are really safe or not.
Let the anti-theft systems do their work, while we try to find some smart ways to deceive the burglars, if they enter your house. For that, you would need to think as if you are planning to rob your own house.
As soon as you start, you would realize how obviously you have kept valuable stuff in the most obvious places! Help yourselves with these secret locations, where you can keep your money, jewelry, important documents, etc.
Great Places to Hide Valuables in Your House
Who would go to the laundry area to look for cash and diamonds? This is why you can safely put in some of your money (wrapped in polythene) in old detergent bottles. Even more secretive if it's a spray bottle!
Something that can be hardly noticed in case a robber enters your kitchen, would be the trash can.
A fake garbage bin can be kept handy near a cabinet whenever you leave the house. While going out, you can keep precious belongings in this trash can. Don't forget to wrap it in a bag though, so that it remains precious to you when you pull it out.
It isn't Christmas or New Year's Eve to gift yourself a treasure in a sock. But, a sock is a secret place to keep treasures safe. It is not something anyone would like to see (or touch!).
When you are tiling the walls in your bathroom, you can ask for a tailor-made drawer-like opening to be provided. It will be in the shape of the tile, like a square.
The design can be such that, only you know how to open that tile, and which one, because they all would appear the same to others. You don't expect things to be stolen from here, for sure.
The kitchen area would most probably be ignored, unless the burglar is so hungry that he hunts for food even in the minuscule time that he has.
So, storing your expensive jewelry in something like a coffee container would be a great idea. Besides, because of its small size, it is not the first thing to be spotted easily.
You might have accidentally come across a $10 in the rear pocket of your jeans, and no wonder, you must be very happy about it.
It is not a bad option to keep some cash in the pockets of your old ripped jeans. Another option would be a shirt old enough to be thrown away, but you simply cannot. Old, torn clothes would be easily ignored.
Fake air vent storage units can be installed in the hallway, or especially near the ceilings, which are places that would be least doubted.
You can make a nice and cozy home for your valuables on the inner side of the vent. Cut an opening in the wall with a vent over itself, and put some cash there. This old trick works every time.
Dollars just love to stay in there and feel at home. Seriously, many people do actually use it like a box to keep precious ornaments, such as earrings and necklaces.
One of the safest places is the area behind the mirror in your bedroom or bathroom, or anywhere else. You can furnish the mirror into a door that opens on the outside, or like a sliding pane.
Anything can go into this 'rear-view' closet, be it important papers, cash, passport, or jewelry. The same trick can be used with huge paintings or frames that hang on the walls of your living room.
Just like old clothes you cannot do away with, you might have old shoes. Roll up the money or documents, tie them with a rubber band, and place them at the bottom of your shoe!
As has been observed, theft is an in-house affair. Burglars would not go into your garden to look for money. Thus, your valuables can certainly be secure with this old 'grandma' trick.
Dig into the soil in the backyard, and make a deep enough pit. Put in all your valuables there, either boxed up in a container or loosely wrapped in a bag, and cover it back up.
You can definitely be CREATIVE with where to put your valuable stuff. Here is a small addition :
- In the refrigerator - in a plastic bag or with lettuce.
- In customized cabinets on the sides of bathtub.
- Behind electrical outlets (as no burglar would risk checking there).
- Behind closed, circular closet lights.
- Below potted plants in the kitchen.
- In a small pill bottle underneath a rock in your garden.
- By making small hollow spaces in the frames of doors and windows.
- Rolling up dollar bills and putting them in empty soda cans.
The exterior spaces of a house, including pipes, vents, roofs, chimneys can be the best secret places. Make sure you are hiding your own stuff, and nothing illegal. Basically, let's just try not to make it obvious.