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Where is the best place to hide money in your house?

post #1 of 8
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If you want to avoid cash being stolen during a break-in, where do you think the safest place to hide it would be?
post #2 of 8
I can't TELL cause then the 'bad guys' would know hehe
post #3 of 8
A fire-proof, key code safe that is bolted to the floor seems to work just fine.
post #4 of 8
For those without a safe, the pantry. Here is where you get a chance to repurpose cereal or baking mix boxes. Or take a cue from those trying not to use their credit cards by placing them in a baggie and putting them in the back of the freezer or behind the drawer in the bottom of the fridge.
post #5 of 8
Places NOT to hide things ...

~ In the master bedroom - anywhere in that room. This goes for the bathroom, too.
~ The freezer / refrigerator / pantry. Pretty much forget the kitchen.
~ A safe that can be picked up and carried. As above, the safe has to be #1 - too heavy to move and #2 - bolted to the framing of the house.
~ Under drawers, in books, behind pictures, under the mattress.
~ Items that will probably get stolen all on their own - the TV, the computer, the car that is left in the garage, etc.
~ Anywhere in your home office.

Places to consider:
~ Buried in the yard.
~ Buried in the crawl space under your house.
~ Buried in the loose insulation in the attic.
~ Between the floors of a two-story house. Remove a light fixture. Put the small items in a protective box in the cavity between the floors, replace the light fixture.
~ Among your child's toys. Children's toys rarely get thoroughly searched unless the criminal has lots of time.
post #6 of 8
An empty mayo jar - swish some white paint around to coat the inside. Let dry. Stash $$ inside and store in the cabinet with other food.

In the freezer, wrapped in freezer paper and labeled "liver".

Pry the wood floor trim from the back of your closet, carve an opening in the drywall just above the floor, then put self-adhesive velcro on the ends of the trim and matching pieces on the closet wall, so you can put the trim back on and cover the hole.
post #7 of 8
I rarely have cash...but I do keep my valuable jewelry and other items in our safe.

When we lived in our first house, before we had a safe, I used an 'outlet safe' which is a fake outlet you install. Looks just like a real outlet, but you can open it to hide things.

Looked like this:
Wall Outlet Safe
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Oregano View Post

I rarely have cash...but I do keep my valuable jewelry and other items in our safe.

When we lived in our first house, before we had a safe, I used an 'outlet safe' which is a fake outlet you install. Looks just like a real outlet, but you can open it to hide things.

Looked like this:
Wall Outlet Safe

That's pretty cool! I've never seen those before.
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