Imagine some burglars break into your home while you’re at work or away on vacation. How long would it take them to find your most valuable possessions (cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)? Would they find those things in a matter of minutes, or would it take them hours? If the former, then it’s time to start looking around your home for hiding places.
Most burglars won’t bother searching a house for more than 15 or 20 minutes, so even though your hiding places might not be impossible to find, they may as well be if it’s that hard to find them. Think of it as another layer of home security. Even if burglars manage to get past your locks and/or security system, it won’t matter if they can’t find your most valuable possessions (the ones that are small enough to hide, anyway).
In this series of videos, the Youtuber known as Supergokue1 demonstrates how to make secret hiding places all over you house. This information is especially valuable for preppers who have lots of extra food, survival items, precious metals and so forth. You don’t want to lose those things to looters or possibly even the government.
Here, then, are 17 hiding places for your valuables. I included brief descriptions of each idea, but I highly recommend watching the videos to see all the details of how it’s done. Most of them are only a couple minutes long.
1. Behind a Piece of Trim
Find a small piece of trim between two doors and pry it open, cut a hole in the drywall, and stash your stuff.
2. Inside a Door
Drill a hole in the top of any door and make it just large enough to hold a plastic container.
3. Under a Sink
Remove the trim and board beneath the cabinet under your sink, cut a large hole, and put your stuff inside.
4. Under a Floor Vent
Tie a tube with valuables inside to some fishing line and hang it on the inside of a floor vent.
5. Inside a Curtain Rod
Drill a hole into the side of a hollow curtain rod and stick some cash inside.
6. Inside a Smoke Detector
Cut open a smoke detector, remove the electronic components, put valuables inside, and attach it to the ceiling.
7. Inside a Toilet Paper Roll Holder
Pull it apart, put some cash or valuables inside, and put it back together.
8. Beneath a Fake Floor Vent
Cut a rectangular hole in the floor, put your stuff in it, and cover it with a metal vent.
9. Behind a Towel Rack
Remove the towel rack, remove the metal piece that holds it, drill a hole in the wall, and put your stuff in it.
10. Inside a Mayonnaise Jar
Empty out a jar, cut a hole in the bottom, put a smaller container inside, seal it shut, and replace the mayo.
11. Above a Ceiling Vent
Remove the vent, put a container with valuables up there, and replace the vent.
12. In a PVC Pipe
Install a pipe against the side of your house. Burglars will think it’s part of the house.
13. Inside Laundry Detergent
Put a waterproof container inside a bottle of liquid laundry detergent.
14. Inside a Candle
Remove the stick from the bottom off a large candle, drill a hole, put a container inside, and replace the sticker.
15. Inside a Box of Tissues
Cut open the box, use the cardboard to create a gap at the bottom, and replace the tissues.
16. Behind a Door Hinge
Remove a hinge from the wall, drill a hole, hide stuff inside, and replace the hinge.
17. Behind a Light Switch Cover
Remove the cover from the wall, tape some cash to the back of it, and put it back on the wall.