Take these storage hacks and ideas for a secret place to hide your stash to make it hard for burglars to get them.
In this article:
- Hidden Chair Compartment
- “Hidden Storage” Books
- Air Return Stash
- Old Deodorant Stash
- False Bottom Drawer
- Doortop Stash
- Hidden Jewelry Box
- Beachy Storage Sofa
- DIY Hollow Secret Stash Book
- Hidden Cabinet
- DIY Secret Shelf
- Toe – Kick Storage
- VHS Tape Secret Compartment
- Secret Hiding Containers
- “Hidden Treasure” Container
- Bookshelf Storage Spot
- DIY Side Table with Hidden Storage
- Secret Log Box
- DIY Globe Cash Keeper
- Hidden Key Storage
- Secret Mirror Compartment for Guns
A Secret Place to Hide Valuables: DIY Secret Hiding Places
1. Hidden Chair Compartment
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, especially because you are sitting on top of it.
2. “Hidden Storage” Books
No need to go for your favorite books. Go to surplus shops to buy books that you wouldn't bother reading.
3. Air Return Stash
A great way to stash valuables is to put them where no one would suspect like an air vent hidden safe. 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.
4. Old Deodorant Stash
5. False Bottom Drawer
A visitor will not mind going through the bottom of every cabinet anyway, especially if he has gotten what he needs from a cabinet.
6. Doortop Stash
A burglar wouldn't waste his time looking into every crook and corner of your house for possible items to snag. Thus, this doorstop stash is an effective way of hiding money or small jewelry for safety.
7. Hidden Jewelry Box
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.
8. Beachy Storage Sofa
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.
9. DIY Hollow Secret Stash Book
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. Hidden Cabinet
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
It would be easy to hide away items and get them the moment you need them, or when you are confronting unlikely situations.
12. Toe – Kick Storage
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.
13. VHS Tape Secret Compartment
People would just commend you for being a lover of something vintage, but really you are a lover of wine storage.
14. Secret Hiding Containers
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.
From soda cans to pickle jars, these containers are some of the best stash safe for your valuables and cash.
15. “Hidden Treasure” Container
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.
16. Bookshelf Storage Spot
You can even make use of other vertically-stored items like magazines.
17. DIY Side Table with Hidden Storage
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.
19. DIY Globe Cash Keeper
After all, a globe is no place for money or jewelry, right? Exactly.
20. Hidden Key Storage
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.
21. Secret Mirror Compartment for Guns
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.
This video from Make teaches us how to create a multi-book storage container–another idea for a secret place to hide your goodies:
Now, you can get creative in storing your items, so 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.
Having a secret place to hide your stash 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.
Do you have any ideas for a secret place to hide valuables? Let us on the secret and share them in your comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 18, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.