Get A Secret Drawer In Your Window Sill
What are the chances that anyone will ever think that your window sill contains a hidden drawer? Exactly, none. That is why getting yourself a secret drawer on your window sill is probably one of the best hiding tactics you could have in your home.
It's easy to build, even easier to hide, and it can be just deep enough to keep as many valuables as you'd like.
A Hidden Murphy Door
While you may think that murphy doors are only common in movies, the truth is that having one of them at your home may be a great idea. They are perfect for creating a hidden storage space completely unnoticeable for anyone else besides you.
You can conceal it with a bookcase, or anything else that comes to mind, and stash all your valuables behind, safe and sound.
A Disguised Bookshelf
Murphy doors are great, but they might be a little bit harder for you to pull off. A bookshelf, on the other hand, is something that most of us have or need in the house anyway, so why not use it to hide your valuables?
There are several ways for you to use shelves to your advantage, but perhaps one of the easiest one is by adding some secret drawers in there. No one will ever know!
Get Yourself A Birdhouse With A Hidden Box
If you're constantly looking for the perfect place to hide your keys, then forget the carpet or the electricity box in your entrance. While these may be the easiest hiding spots, they are far too common to really be useful.
So if you'd like to take things up a notch, think about getting yourself an unoccupied birdhouse with a little space for one or two pairs of keys. Any additional birds will be an added bonus!
A Jar That Is (Not) Full Of Grains
If anyone ever broke into your house, what are the odds that they would head to the kitchen cabinet and open your grain jars? The chances are probably really slim.
That's why this little trick is another brilliant solution if you need a small space for your most precious valuables. Simply use an empty roll of toilet paper as a makeshift compartment, place your grains around, and voila, you've got the perfect hiding spot.
Who Would Even Think To Look There?
To make this one, simply drill on the top part of any door in your house. Make sure the hole is big enough to fit a cylinder, such as a cigar tube or an old film container. Put it into the hole, and your secret hiding place is ready.
You can then fill your new hiding place with a few bills, flash drives with important information, and literally anything else you'd like to keep out of the eyes and hands of the public.
Create Your Own Secret Crawlspace Access Door
There are many details to take into consideration before starting to work on your own secret crawl space door. You might have to remove a small section of your floor in order to create the access door, but it will be worth it in the end.
Simply find an area of your house with just enough clearance and floor space before getting to work, and preferably, find some with an existing carpet that will act as a cover-up. All other tools you need should be available at your local hardware store.
A Hidden Chair Compartment
We've mentioned doors, shelves, and floors until now, but did you ever think that a dinner chair could be your best hiding spot in the house?
Many times, dining chairs already come with their own false bottom box spaces, and almost no one will ever suspect it. You can use this space to hide cash or any other small valuables you can think of.
Put Your Valuables In A Diaper When You Go To The Beach
If you have children, there is nothing better than a diaper to hide anything you need whenever you go anywhere really. But at the beach in particular, we often look for the best place to hide our wallets and keys, while everyone goes for a quick dip.
We're pretty sure that no one around will ever think that a bunch of cash could be hidden inside a baby's diaper.
A Disguised Functional Tile
While this secret functional tile may not be as easy to build as some other items on this list, it may definitely be worth it. Because let's be honest, if there is one thing that no one will ever suspect, is a tile on the wall!
You might need to hire a professional to build the disguise, but once it's done, you can literally hide whatever you want inside.
A Sliding Secret Bookcase
There are so many hidden strategies one can create with a bookcase. Amongst them is this wonderful hidden bookcase door that can literally lead you to any room in the house.
You can use this door to either hide a room that you don't want anyone to know about, or you could even just have it as a way to maintain your privacy from others.
A Photo Frame With Hidden Goodies Inside
While some people may already have this in their homes, it's still a great idea to consider. Photo frames can be great hiding spaces, as long as you make them as unsuspicious as possible.
This one, for example, allows the frame to move down while the empty space between the picture and the back part can be used to stash small valuables, like stacks of money, keys, and jewelry.
No One Will Ever Think To Look Here
This one is not only extremely clever but also really useful. For people who are struggling with having enough storage in their homes, creating some hidden storage space on your basement steps, or any steps for that matter could be the solution you were looking for.
If you want to make it even more unsuspecting, make sure that your floor is carpeted, and no one would ever notice that there are any hidden compartments in there.
Hide Your Sweets In A Veggie Bag
If you've got a sweet tooth but you struggle to keep your sweets all for yourself, then think about reusing your frozen vegetable bags as a hiding space. Simply grab an empty bag, put all of your favorite sweets in it and there you go.
Chances are that whoever you are trying to hide it from won't come for a bag of vegetables hoping to find some sweets.
A Secret Safe In Your Old CD Case
Almost all of us owned a CD case at some point. Remember those days? When we'd buy CDs or burn our favorite songs into one just so we could spend hours listening to them on our Discman or CD player.
It's so unlikely that you still use those CDs, though, that you might as well make them into some useful secret storage. While the space may be small, you can keep almost any valuable tiny item in it, and no burglar would ever think to look there.
A Secret Compartment Behind That Useless Phone Jack
Now, this hiding place may as well be one of our winners. Since most of us rely on our mobile phones more than the landline, this is a sure winner. The treasurer trove isn't easy to execute, but once it's done, you can literally hide anything in there and no one will ever find out.
Before you start though, you have to make sure that the top vertical slots of the phone jack compartment are clear of any junk or debris. That way, the latches will be able to easily slide out.
Hide Your Keys In A Pill Bottle Outside
If you have the need for a small hiding space in your garden or yard, then this technique will allow you to hide your keys without making it too difficult for you to find them again.
Sometimes we find a perfect hiding spot, but a small item like a set of keys can be easily lost. As useful as a secret hiding place can be, it stops being so useful if we can no longer find it. To avoid that, take an empty pill box, glue a unique-looking rock on top, and stash your valuables outdoors, stress free!
Who Would Ever Think Of Looking Inside A Mayonnaise Jar
When you finish that jar of mayonnaise, don't just throw it away - it can actually be really useful. Simply clean it well, and then grab some cream-colored paint to paint the inside of the jar.
Do it in a way that really resembles mayo, and you can even add some scratches to make it seem like it's almost done. Then, fill it with coins, and other valuable items you want to keep away from sight, and stick it back in the fridge. Genius!
A Secret Compartment In A Potted Plant
This is such a clever and easy hiding spot, and we're pretty sure that no thief will ever think to look inside a plant (unless they're reading this article, of course).
Either way, the clever option can be made with literally any flower pot you have. All you have to do is find a nice plastic plant and make sure that there is some space in between the plant itself and the bottom of the pot.
A Sneaky Drawer Compartment
You can pick almost any drawer in the house for this one, but you might want to go for something with a wider edge than usual.
Get some extra plywood, measure the location of your secret spot, and then proceed to cut the piece of plywood in a way that allows it to slide easily, but not too easily - you don't want your stack of cash sliding out for anyone who opens the drawer. And just like that, you have another easy top-secret hiding place in the house.
Who In Their Right Mind Would Ever Think To Look There?
Hornets often create the most intricate nests, but when it's time to migrate, they leave them empty and useless in your house. So why not repurpose them?
Simply grab the empty nest (but make sure it's really empty first!) and clean it, then make a hole that is big (but not obvious) enough to hide whatever you want. Using it to hide your house keys may be the most straightforward option. Then, just put it back in an unsuspecting place, and voila!
A Coffee Table With A Secret Compartment
By now, it's probably clearer than ever that using an object or a piece of furniture that you literally use every day can make for one of the most unsuspecting hiding places in your home.
This time, the hiding place is made of a secret compartment hidden in your coffee table that literally anyone can build. The compartment can be spacious enough to hold virtually everything you need to stash away.
Hidden Storage In The Kitchen Cabinet
There are so many ways to hide things in a kitchen cabinet. For example, one simple way to do it is to bury a zipper bag with some of your jewelry at the bottom of a half-full oatmeal box.
Or you can go even further to create a hidden section in your cabinet that is actually reserved for your valuable storage. Though you can't fit huge things in this one, you can definitely hide some important items you want to keep from everyone else.
Hide A Secret Jar Inside A Stuffed Toy
Making a secret hiding spot by adding a hidden jar can really be done with almost any toy. In fact, any children's toy that's the right size will likely work well as a secret hiding space
You just have to make sure that there is enough space in the toy itself to add the jar in, and then you can keep whatever you want in there. Seriously, look at that little guy's face, who will ever think that it's hiding something?
A Wall Outlet Safe
There is absolutely no way that a thief or a burglar will begin checking every wall outlet you have on your house while looking for cash. That's why this neat little trick is absolutely perfect to protect your jewelry and money from outsiders.
The hiding place can be installed pretty easily on the wall and can be bought in many places, including online. So easy!
A Globe With A Hidden Compartment
Here is another seamless hiding space that is nearly impossible to figure out. If you have a globe or anything similar lying around in your house, why not create this small compartment to hide anything from cash, to rings, and whatever else fits in there?
It may be a little bit difficult to make it look completely seamless, but if you succeed, it couldn't be a more perfect hiding place.
Hide Your Cash In A Fake Plumbing Pipe
All of us have plumbing pipes in our homes, so how great would it be to put them to some top-secret use? This one is another no-brainer if you're looking for a quick hiding space. Simply put in a fake PVC pipe with a cleanout plug anywhere in your basement.
Then, unscrew the plug and your secret compartment will be complete. You can then put all of your secret items in there for no one to ever find.
Hide Your Stuff In A Trash Can
Though this one may be a little bit familiar for some people, you can still try it if you need a quick and easy hiding spot. Though it may sound somewhat gross, that's literally why no one will ever think of searching there.
You can either have a double bottom in the can itself, or you place some well-sealed valuables under the plastic bag in a regular trash can. Just make sure not to throw them away by accident!
Curtains With A Secret Place
Here goes another extremely easy hiding place to execute. Chances are that you already have at least a few curtains in your home, so here's how you can easily transform them into a secret hiding place.
Simply cut a small part on the side of the hem (though some curtains might already have this part ready for you), and your hiding place is literally ready for some secret stashing action.
This Is Probably The Last Place Anyone Would Ever Search
No one really ever looks at old family albums anymore, unless you and your family are feeling particularly nostalgic. That is exactly why they are the perfect place for you to hide some of the cash you have lying around.
You can easily place notes behind any photo, and literally, no one will suspect that the album they are holding is full of cash.
An Old-Style Thermometer With A Secret Compartment
Nothing like hiding your stuff in old-school items that literally no one pays attention to. That is why an old thermometer is another perfect hiding space in your home. You can easily buy one of these at a store or online and have the false compartment already built-in.
Once it's ready, you can hide away whatever you want, but keys and other small household items are perfect for it.
A Secret Hiding Place Within A Hiding Place
False bottom compartments are undoubtedly some of the best ways to hide anything you want. And the cool thing is that it doesn't work with just drawers, you can try to build these in almost any piece of furniture in your house.
So the next time you get some furniture made, you can simply ask the carpenter to include a sneaky hiding compartment for your valuable items.
Repurpose Old Batteries
Here's another ingenious James Bond-style hiding place. The thing with this one though, is that you might want to keep it in a place that will prevent anyone from throwing it away.
Once secured, you can use this secret compartment to keep some cash and other small items that need to be hidden from others. Just make sure the batteries are kept in a safe place.
A Sliding Fireplace
While this hiding space is not so easy to execute, it is another incredibly clever way of hiding valuable items, or anything you need to keep tucked away.
This hiding place basically works the same way as a sliding door or bookshelf, all you have to do is build it beforehand in a way that makes it easy for you and hard for others to open and close.
A Brilliant Toe-Kick Secret Place
For real, who would ever think that a toe-kick is a secret hiding space? These are either located in your kitchen or bathroom cabinets and are placed between the floor and the bottom part of the cabinet.
Since the space is usually already recessed, it's the perfect way to put some wasted space to use. And the cool thing is that you probably have a few of them around the house, ready to hide all of the valuables you need to hide.
A Hiding Place Under The Fish Tank
Fish tanks are just another common household item that no one will ever think of searching for valuable things. So if you've got some beautiful fish already living in your home, just create a false bottom in their tank for you to hide your secret stash.
The project may require some skills and a bit of time, but we can guarantee you that it will be worth it.
A Hair Brush With A Secret Compartment
The thing is that whatever hairbrush you own may already have a secret spot that you can use. Some hair brushes come with a top part that you can unscrew, and the inside of it is usually empty.
So, if you need a quick and easy place to hide some notes just unscrew your hairbrush, put your money in there and then hide it away. Just remember not to use it in the shower unless you want your money to get wet.
A Hideout In Your Bed Knob
Here's another top-secret place that you probably already have in your home, and that doesn't require any crazy efforts to create. Check your bed knobs (or even sofa knobs) for the perfect hiding place.
These knobs usually come with some empty space around the screw in the middle, so you can use that space for valuable items, like your wedding band.
A Super Secret Sliding Table
Sliding tables have become more and more common with the years, not just for extra seats, but they can also easily add another place for storage in your home.
But you could actually use that space in a different way, making it a little less accessible for others. Preferably, use a coffee table that is not pushed around on a daily basis.
A Secret Car Compartment
It's always convenient to have some cash hidden in your car - you never know when you're going to forget your wallet, or just need some extra cash.
In order to keep things hidden in a very improbable place, think about adding a secret car compartment like the one pictured here. Use it to store your emergency car fund away from the prying eyes of strangers.
A Secret Compartment In An Old Computer
Again, old household items are some of the best objects to hide your valuable stuff in. It's usually really difficult for us to get rid of them, either due to their sentimental value, or because they might still have some important information that we want to keep.
So why not put them to good use by stashing some valuables in them? So easy.
Disguise A Deck Of Cards To Hide Your Money
If you're a crafty person and you love finding creative solutions to small issues, then you might want to give this innovative card trick a try.
Simply grab an old deck of cards, some glue, and a letter opener. It is extremely important to use glue that is completely transparent so that when you glue your deck of cards back together, no one will ever suspect that there is more to it than meets the eye.
Repurpose An Old DIY Project
A paint can is another great alternative to keep some of your valuables in since almost no one would suspect that anyone would store their valuables in one.
Simply grab an empty can, and make sure that you clean it well enough. Then, put your valuables in a small bag and stash them in the can. Close it, and keep it in a place that no one will accidentally throw away.
A Pepsi Bottle With A Little Secret
Obviously, this little trick can be successfully done with any bottle you have in hand. The innocent plastic bottle can hold so much more than just soda and making it is incredibly easy. All you have to do is pull it apart and then add a secret dry compartment in the middle.
The best thing is that you can even put it back at the back of your fridge, just make sure that the people you trust and share your food and drinks with know that that bottle is not up for grabs.
Hollow Books For Storage
Who would think that a bunch of books could also be the perfect hiding spot for your valuables? These hollow books can actually be bought in lots of places. They resemble real books but are actually completely empty in the middle.
It's likely no one breaking into your home would spend time going through the library looking for cash. Just place these next to some real books so that strangers will have an even slimmer chance of suspecting that anything could be hidden in there.
Make Your Own Secret Log Box
Here's a great reason to put your crafty hands to work. A secret log box is easy to make and is probably a favorite for many people when it comes to having a safe item to keep important things in. Just find a long log and cut it into the size you want.
Then, slice off three sides of the log, and leave a rounded edge. You can make this like you would make any drawer, just make sure no one would accidentally use it as firewood!
Finally, A Way To Recycle An Old Keyboard
By creating a sneaky keyboard stash, you can hide your valuables in plain sight, and literally, no one will have any idea. If you have an old keyboard lying around that you no longer use, then it might be just what you need.
You simply have to cut out the keyboard, then secure the number keys with any strong glue you have in the house along with some cardboard or a sheet of plastic. Once it's dry, you can put your valuables in there and hide them under the keys.
A Super Secret Tissue Box
While a tissue box would probably not be the first place you'd think to hide your stuff in, it could actually be really useful if you need something quick and easy.
You can literally grab any tissue box you have in hand, cut the out bottom, and create a false bottom like you would in a cabinet. While the false bottom won't necessarily be huge, you can keep whatever you want to hide from others in there, such as a piece of candy like the person in this picture did.
A Top Secret Compartment
Almost all of us have some candles lying around the house. You transform them into the perfect place to hide a little cash, and even a few keys if you need to. Just cut them open and make a hole inside big enough for your valuables, and save the top as a makeshift lid.
Just make sure not to light your makeshift candle safe the next time you're in a romantic mood, and you should be good to go.
Thought Post Its Were Handy? Now They're Even Handier
A colorful stash of Post Its is certainly an inviting place to hide some of your cash. Grab a sharp knife and make a rectangular hole in the middle of a pile of Post Its, it's that easy.
Make sure you glue them on the side so that they don't move anywhere. It might be a little hard to cut through, so make sure you are patient throughout the process. Simply use another batch of Post Its as a lid, and no one will ever know your secret.
Use Your Bike Seat To Create A Secret Compartment
If you use your bike on a regular basis and you often find yourself looking for a place to store some cash while on the road without having to carry a bag, then this secret bike trick is for you. It's already hollow, all you need to do is find something to block it with.
Once you have that, you can store your cash, keys, earphones, and literally whatever you want to keep safe while biking from one place to the other.
Use Your Deodorant Container To Hide Things In Plain View
If there is one place where no one will ever think to search for anything valuable, it's your deodorant.
Once you use up all the product inside the container, you can stick some small items or money inside, and you're done! Putting it back in the bathroom cabinet is a good bet, just make sure nobody else wants to borrow it.
A Fake Poop Key Hider
Okay, so this one is not for everyone, but if you decide to go for it, it will give you a good laugh literally every time you need to use your spare key.
You can buy fake poop in stores, and we're pretty sure that no one will ever think about looking for your keys anywhere near it. You can literally place it wherever you want, but it might make more sense to put it on a piece of grass somewhere in your garden.
Hide Things Inside Your Vacuum Cleaner
Your vacuum cleaner can do so much more than just remove annoying dust from your house. It's an innocent house item that literally no one will ever suspect.
All you have to do is find a small bag, get some tape, and put the bag in the middle compartment of your vacuum cleaner. You can put whatever you want in the bag, but things like keys and other small valuable items will fit right in.
A Hidden Cabinet In Your Living Room
By now, it is clear that hidden cabinets and compartments are some of the best ways to hide anything you need in the house. This is just another example of how you can choose a seemingly innocent and common place in your home with a fake back to hide everything you need.
In this case, this person chose to hide it in a bunch of DVDs. But since that is not so common nowadays, you might want to go for something like books or any other common item in your house.