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Best Places to Hide Money Around Your Home

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Money | 17 comments

Fake wall outlet to hide moneySometimes you want to have cash around the house so that it easy to access, however, you don’t want just anyone to be able to find it. Perhaps you have found your own hiding places over the years but they are not as safe as you would like them to be. Here is a list of some of the best places to hide money around the house using products that you can purchase that blend into any houses decor.

Free options for hiding money

Inside a tennis ball: When was the last time you looked for a tennis ball canister to find money? Never would be my guess. Slice an opening just big enough to be able to slide bills in and out. Then place the ball back in the canister with the regular tennis balls. Of course, if you don’t have other sporting it might appear strange if you have just a collection of tennis balls.

On the bottom of a dresser drawer: You might think this is too obvious and that the money will be found easily. That might be true if you just placed the money at the bottom of your sock drawer. Instead, tape an envelope underneath the drawer. People could rummage through your socks all day long and they will never find your envelope.

Under your mattress: This is a common place to hide money. Perhaps so common that it would be the first place someone would look. But it is better than having your money out in the open.

In a empty frozen food container: Empty out your Lean Cuisine box and turn it into a safe within your freezer. The money will be cold when you go to use it but it will be safe.

Inside a curtain rod: Many curtain rods have ends that detach. If that is the case for your curtain rods, then take the ends off, roll the money with a tight rubber band, insert it into the end and put the cap back on.

Products that you can buy to hide money in

Fake Electrical Wall Outlet: I had one of theses when I was younger. It was a slick place to hide money, however, just make sure to get one that matches the color of the rest of your wall outlets.

Coca Cola Stash Can: This is another great way to hide your cash but only if you’re a Coca Cola drinker. Also, make sure that it matches your other coke cans otherwise it might be a dead giveaway that it is not supposed to be there and draw someones attention.

Barbosol Can Safe: Since everyone except “Powder” has to shave on a regular basis, almost everyone has had a Barbasol can at one point. This could be a great way to hide money in your bathroom. Just hope that one of your guests doesn’t try to shave, finding the canister is empty and ends up throwing it away.

Ajax Diversion Can Safe: If you want to hide cash under the sink then this is a great option. Just remember to actually have another cleaner on hand in case you really need to clean something.

Pringles Can Diversion Safe: This would be a tough sell for me because if I had a can of Pringles in my cupboard it would be hard to tell our guests, “Sorry you can’t eat those Pringles, I am saving those for a special occasion.” But if you don’t have a lot of guests then maybe this could still be a good option for you.

Hair Brush Stash Safe: An actual safe that is functional. It brushes hair and stores cash. Brilliant.

Dictionary Diversion Book Safe: Want to hide your cash in your books like Andy did from Shawshank Redemption? Here is your chance.

Wall Clock Safe: This might be a good option if you don’t want to access the money you are hiding too often. If you do hang up this clock, you might need to get a step ladder to retrieve your cash, however, it will not likely be a hiding spot that gets discovered.

What other ways to hide money around the house have you heard of?

    17 Comments

  1. These are definitely some interesting ways to hide money! Right now, we just hide money in my closet. Good luck to anyone who actually wants to search through that mess.

    Michelle

    September 9, 2013

    • Haha! That is too funny. I often find cash in my jeans in my closet when I go to wash them. It is such a good hiding place that I don’t even know it is there :)

      Deacon

      September 9, 2013

  2. Fun stuff! My wife’s dad loved to store cash in his freezer. Also had some hidden in a cigar box above the ceiling tiles in his office.

    Brian @ Luke1428

    September 9, 2013

    • Hiding stuff above ceiling tiles, I totally forgot about that. Classic.

      Deacon

      September 9, 2013

    • Coffee Cans would be a good “low budget” safe. Thanks for mentioning that one KK.

      Deacon

      September 9, 2013

  3. the wall socket is a cool idea! I’ve read about people finding a stash in old houses’ walls where the old owners would have an empty brick full of cash. I don’t think I’d like to have a lot of cash at home, we have a safe but it is rarely with more than $100

    Pauline

    September 9, 2013

    • I remember hearing something about that in the news as well. It seemed like it was a lot of money, I want to say over $100,000 that someone found inside the walls of their house. Crazy, right? I’m with you Pauline, I don’t keep much cash lying around my house either.

      Deacon

      September 10, 2013

    • Just in case the economy collapses :)

      Deacon

      September 11, 2013

  4. I don’t hide money purposely around the house, but sometimes I find it at the bottom of my backpack, purse, or pocket of my pants. However, my parents were notorious for storing money in the sock drawer (and still do). With the items mentioned above, I think I’d go with the hair brush (I mean, who really wants to touch someone else’s hair?!)

    Little House

    September 11, 2013

    • The hair brush is a good one, for sure. The fact that it is functional makes it less likely that anyone would ever think it has cash inside.

      Deacon

      September 11, 2013

  5. I usually insert several bills on my drawer usually on the bottom edge. This has been my hiding place ever since I was a kid.

    Felix Lee

    September 12, 2013

  6. I like the idea of keeping in the money inside the curtain rod. Actually, this is my first time I heard hiding it inside the rod.

    This is really practical and helpful tips.

    My Wealth Desire

    September 17, 2013

    • -3.5%/year if you factor in inflation, but who’s counting…

      Deacon

      October 25, 2013

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