Are you going on vacation?
So you know that there is always a risk of theft in your home!
Even if you already have a security system installed in your home, you can never be too careful …
So the question is: how do you keep your money and valuables safe from thieves?
Do not worry ! No need to buy a safe that costs an arm and a leg!
Luckily, there are secret and clever hiding places to stash your money and valuables.
These hideouts are so ingenious that even the smartest burglar can’t never find them !
Some of these hiding places are products, which you can easily find in home improvement stores or on the Internet.
Others are tips you can easily do yourself, to create a secret safe house worthy of a spy movie!
Here is 13 secret hiding places burglars will never find. Look :
1. At the top of a door
Hiding money at the top of a door is super easy and very ingenious!
Just drill a hole in the top of the door and insert a small metal tube, like this one, into it. Any cigar tube will do as well.
Put your money in the tube, and presto! Neither seen nor known 🙂
Also ideal for hiding small valuables, such as jewelry … The tutorial is here.
2. In a homemade key cover
Do you know those little hollow resin stones to hide duplicate keys?
Practical, but really no need to waste your money hiding a duplicate key on the outside!
Sioux’s trick is to simply stick a true stone on top of a small plastic bottle.
Then, all you have to do is push the bottle into the earth, so that only the stone is visible!
Store-bought keyboards are made of plastic and look so artificial.
The little extra of this homemade key cover is that it bluffs all burglars, because it is a real stone! No risk that they will find the key.
3. Behind a painting hanging on the wall
How about a board behind which you can hide your electronics and other valuable stuff?
It’s not complicated ! The idea is to first make a small storage in the partition of your living room.
Then, you just have to drill a few holes to pass the electric cables of your Internet box or other electronic devices.
This is a great tip for hiding those unsightly electrical cables in your living room.
And at the same time, it makes you a secret hiding place for burglars.
To discover : The 5 Euro Tip To Hide ALL the Wires Under the TV.
4. In a shelf with secret storage
I love the shelves with invisible fixings. They seem to float on the wall, which always makes a surprising decorative effect.
But if in addition you customize it with a little secret storage underneath, you get a doubly functional object: 1 shelf + 1 secret hiding place!
Here, the bottom of this homemade shelf opens up to reveal a secret storage where you can hide valuable items easily. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can find a ready-made one here.
5. In a medicine cabinet transformed into a photo frame
A large frame with a beautiful photo of your choice is a perfect way to conceal a medicine cabinet.
The trick is to fix an old medicine cabinet inside from the wall, then hang a large photo frame in front of it so that it is completely hidden.
So no one will imagine that the frame hides a secret storage! And the advantage of this trick is that you can use it anywhere in the house.
6. In a secret jewelry box
To protect all your precious gems, you can also use a secret jewelry box.
You just have to attach a jewelry holder to the wall, then hide it behind a board of the right size.
If you are a DIYer, you can even build a jewelry holder directly on the back of the frame.
No one, including burglars, will guess that this is where you hide your jewelry! The tutorial is here.
7. Behind a fake library
If you already have a small storage space in a wall, know that you can easily hide it by adding a bookcase in front.
No one will guess never that your secret storage is behind this bookcase built into the wall!
So you can keep all your valuables there and go on vacation in peace.
To access this stash, just pull out on the bookcase, then push it back into place when you’re done. The tutorial here.
8. In a sofa with secret storage
Here is a great DIY project for DIY enthusiasts! You can easily build your own sofa, and add this great secret storage to it.
Ingenious and practical, isn’t it?
If you are looking for a new sofa for your living room, this one is just perfect …
And the icing on the cake is that it has a secret storage! The tutorial here.
9. In a hollow book
The trick of the old hollow book to hide something, we’ve all seen it in the movies.
Well, know that you can make a hollow book too, and it’s really easy!
You just need to grab a good-sized old book, then cut out the inside with a craft knife.
And There you go ! You have a great hiding place to stash your money and other valuables. The tutorial is here.
If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can also find ready-made dummy safe books like here.
10. On the sides of your tub
Do you have a sunken bath? So know that the walls of the tub are perfect for making a secret hiding place.
You just need to make small storage spaces in the wooden tub box!
No burglar will think of rummaging around the tub for valuables.
The other advantage is that it is also a great bathroom storage. Check out the trick here.
11. Under your stairs
The ideal is to make your secret hiding place under the intermediate landing of the stairs.
But even if your staircase does not have a landing, you can also make a secret storage under one of its steps.
It’s a discreet and spacious place, perfect for stashing a safe or just about anything you need to hide.
And depending on where you choose to build your storage, you may even have enough space to hide bulky items.
12. Behind a fake electrical outlet
These little safes fit easily into the wall, and they look like two drops of water like electrical outlets!
Perfect for hiding small items like jewelry or cash.
They are easily found on the Internet, and they are also available in a version without a safe for only € 10.99.
13. Behind a tiled bathroom
This is by far my favorite! You can make a top secret hiding place in your bathroom.
Just remove 1 tile and dig a hole in the wall. Then glue the tiles onto a metal box and carefully put everything back in place.
Boom! What burglar would think of looking behind the bathroom tiles?
Now you have a UNFOUNDABLE hiding place to stash your valuables.
On the other hand, don’t forget what tile you hid your money behind! It would still be a shame 😉
Bonus: in a hairbrush
I love this stash to easily hide money in my bathroom!
Who could have the idea of fetching money in a brush ?!
If you are interested in this hairbrush with a secret hiding place, you can find it here.
Have you tested these secret burglars hiding places? Tell us in the comments if it was effective. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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