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Make secret hiding places for your valuables

Make secret hiding places for your valuables

Do you have money or valuables portes asfaleias to hide? Try one of the following smart and easy ways to hide these items from everyone but the smartest and most determined crooks. If you are living in a neighborhood where many burglaries happen or if you simply need to hide the 4th diamond ring you bought from your husband, then these tips are only for you!

To roll money in the roll

Disassemble the spring bar that holds your toilet paper. Roll up a stack of bills, tuck them inside and raise the bar to hide them. Just make sure that no one will toss the roll after the paper finishes because then you will regret putting money in there!

Not in the drawer

Drawers don’t go all the way to the back of a cabinet, and there’s usually a bit of space on the underside too. Put cash or important papers in an envelope and stick them on the back or bottom of a drawer. More: Watch a video to learn how to make a secret stash from a stack of old books.

Literally buried in kitty litter

Place small containers of valuables in a (unused!) Kitty litter box and then pour the litter into the box. Even if you do not own a cat, this trick will for sure work for these long vacation that you are absent from your home or even a weekend away.

The old hollow book trick

We’ve all seen the hollowed-out book, but there’s not much room in one of them. Instead, use multiple books with a plywood box attached to the back for hidden storage. If you have a band saw to cut out the pages, great. Otherwise, you can use a jigsaw. (After all, books are just a form of wood.)

If the sides of the books are visible, fold the book covers on the left and right sides of the assembly before cutting. Build a plywood box for the secret compartment to fit the opening and glue the parts of the book to the box with construction tape. The downside to this hidden compartment? You can see inside the box on the low shelves, so you need to display it so that the opening is above eye level.

Right into one of your appliances

It doesn’t have to be an old vacuum cleaner. Any common household item that has a cavity will function as a secret compartment. Think of old printers, computer towers, children’s toys, etc. (Just make sure your family members are in the know so your valuables aren’t given away or thrown away!) For easy access to hidden storage, choose an item that opens instantly, like the compartment of a vacuum cleaner bag. For added security, choose an item with a screw-on cover.

Good ventilation is the key to hiding items

Stick a magnet on a spare wrench using hot glue and slide it out of sight inside the dryer hood. If your hood is aluminum or plastic, stick a magnet inside the hood along with the key. Check out an ultimate guide to finding secret hiding places in your home.

Cut out the opening of a half-timbering space to install an air return grille. Cut the grille screws and glue only the heads in place. Insert four drywall screws into the corners of the opening so that they fit just inside the edge of the grille. Then glue the rare earth magnets to the back of the grille so that they line up with the screw heads.

Fake staircase step

It takes some effort, but if you can, free up one step in your staircase. Then attach a piano hinge to the back. It will be almost invisible and you will have a good place to store your valuables.

Hide your valuables in the clock

Store a few small items in a wall or fireplace clock, as long as the clock itself is not worth stealing! Stick them on the back or place them in open cavities. Avoid these hiding places, because this is where burglars always look first!

Buried treasure

Roll up some cash, put it in a medicine bottle or other airtight container, and bury it in a potted plant. For quicker access and to keep dirt from getting under your fingernails, place a stone or pine cone on it. Few burglars will dig around your houseplants. Having trouble keeping houseplants alive? Here are 10 that you (probably) can’t kill.

Lower fake drawer

Choose a deep drawer so that the change in depth is not obvious. Cut out plywood 1/16-inch smaller than the drawer opening and lay it on one or two hot-glued wood strips on the sides of the drawer. Next, hot-glue an item you’d expect to find in that drawer at the bottom to have a handle to pry up the secret compartment from the false bottom and reveal the loot.

Children’s room

A burglar who is not worth his weight in gold does not look for valuables in a child’s room. It’s just a lot of unnecessary stuff. So find a place where the child cannot reach and put your valuables in a toy which the kids do not like anymore.

Install a security door and locks at your house

If you are living in a neighborhood with many burglary-related incidents then just hiding your valuables won’t do you any good. You will need to install a safety door along with some security locks. Alfino door has a variety of security doors and you will be very satisfied by their service. Contact the best security door experts in Athens today and stay safe!

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Posted by Krin Rodriquez

Passionate for technology and social media, ex Silicon Valley insider.