Many of us have treasures we’d instead not share with the rest of the world. Luckily, there are plenty of secretive spots in your home to hide them where no one else would think to look. Thinking like an opportunist thief is the key to finding the perfect hiding spot. You want a place that’s out of sight and out of mind for most people.
So be creative and find the best place to store your valuables. Your home security alarm system will alert you if someone enters your house, but it won’t always stop burglars from entering through windows or breaking through doors. Here are five secretive spots you can use to hide your valuables at home.
- The Living Room
Your living room is full of potential hiding spots for your valuables. Try hiding your most precious items behind a piece of furniture or under a rug. You can also create a false bottom in a vase or jar. If you have a fireplace, consider hiding your valuables in the chimney. Just be sure to put them in a waterproof container first.
- The Bedroom
A closet is an excellent place for hiding valuables. You can put your jewelry and other valuables inside your clothes, or use old shoes and clothes as a secret compartment. Another sneaky spot is behind the headboard. Use screws from an old toy that have been replaced with new ones to mount the headboard on the wall, then hang a piece of cloth on the back side so no one will see it. Underneath furniture also works well for hiding valuables at home.
- The Bathroom
Your bathroom is one of the most overlooked places to hide valuables. Just think about all of the places you could stash something: inside the toilet tank, under the sink, in a cabinet, or even in a potted plant. And since people usually don’t spend much time in the bathroom, it’s unlikely that anyone will stumble upon your hidden treasures.
- Under the Kitchen Sink
One of the most common places people look when trying to find something is under the kitchen sink. But that doesn’t mean it’s the wrong place to hide your valuables. To keep your things safe, use a false bottom or compartment. You can even get creative and use magnets to attach your items to the underside of the sink. It will give you peace of mind knowing that your precious belongings are hidden from sight but close enough to grab if you need them quickly.
- Behind Old Furniture
You can pull the cushions out of chairs and couches and stash something underneath them. Just make sure it’s something small like jewelry or a phone. Or you can prop up an armchair against a wall, push it in and hide your valuables under it. If you have a big piece of furniture with deep shelves, such as a dresser, there are plenty of places to put your things. Just open one drawer at the back and tuck things inside as if they’re hiding from view.
While there are many creative ways to hide your valuables, these five spots are some of the most secretive. Using these hiding places, you can rest assured that your valuables are well-hidden and safe. Just remember to keep them out of sight from burglars, thieves, or children.