We all want to keep our valuables out of the reach of possible thieves. But what are some of the best places in your home to hide your things? You’ll find 18 of the most innovative hiding places in this article.
According to the AAA Club Alliance, if a thief does break in the front door, they may not have time to go to the master bedroom or office. Instead, they’ll rummage through the cabinets near the front door. So, hiding your valuables under a loose tile in the bathroom is a place the thief won’t have time to check.
The figures from ADT say that 34% of burglars break in through the front door. Because the hallway is the first place they enter and check, it’s best that you hide your valuables in the rooms furthest from it. Hiding your valuables under a loose panel on the floor in a spare room is a good hiding place.
Bank Rate says that 847,522 burglaries were reported to the FBI in 2022. One way many people keep their valuables safe is by hiding them in false compartments on their stairs. They then place a runner over the stairs to make them look completely normal.
The statistics from ADT show a home burglary happens once every 25.7 seconds. To prevent yourself from becoming a victim of theft, you can hide your valuables in an old speaker. Simply remove the back of the speaker and place your goods inside it. Then replace the back of the speaker.
A great place to hide your valuables is inside books. Cut a section out of the pages of a book to stash your valuables inside. Then place the book among the others on your bookshelf or in a stack of books on top of a piece of furniture.
Forbes says that on average, over one million home burglaries happen annually in the U.S. To prevent your valuables from being stolen, you can hide them in a hollowed-out tennis ball. Cut a slit in a tennis ball and then hollow it out. This is a good way to hide small valuables, such as rings and keys.
Another innovative hiding place for your valuables is at the bottom of a food container. Many people have large food tins or plastic containers that they use to store foods like pasta, rice, and flour. Use a container with a false bottom and store your valuables below and food on top.
Forbes says that on average, each break-in lasts eight to 10 minutes. That means that burglars don’t have a lot of time to check obscure places for valuables, such as a toolbox. You can hide a small lockbox among your tools where you can keep small, valuable items such as pieces of jewelry and credit cards.
Many people use plant pots to hide valuables, such as spare keys. They hide other valuable items in food storage bags and then bury them in the soil of a plant. If you have a number of plant pots in your yard, the potential hiding spots are endless.
If you have gravel or stones leading up to your house, you can hide your valuables in a fake rock. Fake rocks can be purchased on the internet and look just like real rocks. They’re the perfect size for hiding a spare key. Just don’t forget where you put the rock!
HVAC vents tend to be messy and dusty places that no one likes to get their hands dirty in. This makes them the perfect place to hide valuables. You can even modify your vent cover so that it has a hidden compartment that will store your priceless items.
Hiding your valuables behind a piece of artwork is also a good idea. Remove the back of the frame and use the space between the artwork and the frame to hide small items such as a credit card or a selection of large bills. Then replace the back of the frame and return the artwork to the wall.
Hiding your valuables inside clothing with hidden pocket compartments is also very effective. You can place the piece of clothing in your wardrobe to make it blend in with your other clothes. This is a good hideout for small, valuable items such as expensive jewelry or money.
Burglars quickly empty drawers when entering a home. But one thing they don’t expect or have time to check is if a drawer has a false bottom or a fake compartment. Putting your valuables in a drawer with a lockable, false bottom will keep them safe.
The utility room is a good room for hiding your valuables from thieves. You can install fake panels inside your utility room and place your valuable things inside them. Fake panels are rather large, so this can be a good place for you to hide larger items.
Burglars are unlikely to check between stacks of old games when looking for something to steal. This makes an old puzzle box the perfect place for you to store some valuable items. Put the game box back on your shelf among your other games to make it blend in.
It’s highly unlikely that a burglar will have time to check behind a power outlet for valuable items. You can create a small opening in a wall and then place a fake power outlet over it to cover the hole. Place your valuables behind the false outlet.
Your freezer compartment is a great place to store valuable items. Place items like keys inside a freezer bag, and then put them in an old ice cream tub to disguise them. Then place them in the freezer so they go unnoticed if you have a break-in.
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