Secret hiding places do not only mean your hiding areas when you were little. They also mean the sneaky areas you can effectively hide something, like your valuables. Your valuables and important items should be kept properly, and if that means hiding them from others and keeping them away from the usual spots at home, then you better be having effective storage ways too.
21 DIY Sneaky Secret Hiding Places to Stash Your Valuables
You can get creative in storing your items. No need to hide them under the bed or under the cupboard. Get past that and create new secret hiding places for you to use. Below are examples of DIY projects you can recreate for your convenience. Make use of your books, a chair, the insides of a shelf, or even inside your deodorant. Take a look and know what I'm talking about.
Give your guests a surprise found in their seats at a party, or stash away your valuables in this chair's cushion without giving away any hint. This clever move won't give away your secret items, specially because you are sitting on top of it.
Disguise your storage as books in this creatively put design. There's no chance someone would even look at it, especially if they're not bookworms. No need to go for your favorite books. Go to surplus shops to buy books that you wouldn't bother reading.
The great way to stash valuables is to put them where no one would suspect. In this case, no one would bother checking this area of the house, unless if he's a seasoned burglar, or has a sneaky place like this in his home too.
It would really be astounding for someone to take a hold of your toiletries or even rummage and open each item in your bathroom or vanity, so that makes this deodorant hiding trick a pro.
Cabinets are truly reliable storage items, even for your important stuff. Scared of exposing them? Create a bottom area inside your cabinet. A visitor will not mind going through the bottom of every cabinet anyway, especially if he has gotten what he needs from a cabinet.
A burglar wouldn't waste his time looking into every crook and corner of your house for possible items to snag. Thus, this doortop stash is an effective way of hiding money or small jewelry for safety.
Hiding your jewelry while keeping it organized has never been this easy till this nifty hidden jewelry box came along. Effective and creative, you can mount this in your room, bathroom or living room without anyone suspecting.
This sofa can cater to your family and visitors, while hiding important items underneath. It's also sturdy and decorative on the outside and reliable inside, it would really be a worthy move to create one.
This trick never gets old. In a bunch of books, no one could possibly bother opening each one to see if you have something to hide. From small items to foldable ones like cash or important papers, this can be your go-to sneaky stash item.
10. Cabinet Hole
We all have that hole between our cabinets that can accommodate an envelope or two. So it's safe to hide some of your cash in this area. Just don't forget that you've put something in there! Small tip: Attach a small piece of rope to your item to take them out from the spot easily.
11. DIY Secret Shelf
An innocent and useful shelf on the outside, a trustworthy container on the inside. This shelf should be a part of your home. It would be easy to hide away items and get them the moment you need them, or when you are confronting unlikely situations.
The most usual areas to search and easy to find are those that are eye level and going up, so a toe kick space is something that can be helpful when you want to hide something out of peripheral vision, literally. Stash away the things you may need usually so even in hiding, you can still easily access it.
Who would bother looking at a VHS? No one. That's why this makes it the perfect hiding place for cash and small jewelries. People would just commend you for being a lover of something vintage, but really you are a lover of wise storage.
In a sea of containers, it won't be easy to randomly pick and open a can – more so a mayonnaise – that happens to be your sneaky secret hiding place for valuables, and that makes it so effective.
A burglar does not bother looking at food storage items, like this one, so he won't bother even to think that items are stored here. What a great disguise, right? He won't have time to check all your snack containers too.
Remember those movies with small compartments in their shelves? Well, now you'll have your own with this tutorial. You can even make use of other vertically-stored items like magazines.
No one would ever stop and think that a chic table like this is hiding something. While it serves as a decorative and functional piece, this hidden storage space fits any room.
18. Secret Log Box
Perhaps one of the most effective disguises would be this log box. You can also make use of reclaimed wood too. Just make sure that they're wide and big enough to accommodate a structure like this.
The cash is hidden in this globe to remind you to save for travel. But more so, it's also a good way to hide your money in a wide space without giving away any hints. After all, a globe is no place for money or jewelry, right? Exactly.
It may look like a framed painting, but underneath could be a series of rings to hold your keys, or even hide away a small vault. Just make sure that they don't unhinge themselves at the slightest movement.
This compartment can disguise itself as a mirror, but it can hold your rifles inside for easy access. What makes this compartment so awesome is the fact that it's not as bulky as its actual gun cabinet counterparts.
Having secret hiding places is an effective way of keeping your valued items safe and not within easy access to everyone, visitors and family alike. We can't predict the future, so it's better to be safe than sorry.
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