Let’s face it, the internet has pretty much outed all the good hiding spots for stashing cash and valuables at home. The fake outlet safe and the hollowed out book are both nifty ideas, but a thief who’s spent any time online is aware of these popular DIY home security safes. So, if a burglar does happen to make it past your home security system, how can you still protect things like cash, credit cards, personal documents and jewelry? Well, we thought it high time we spotlighted some lesser-known, but still pretty good hiding spots such as these 5 that you can start using right away:
1. Inside a Deodorant Tube
Instead of being annoyed the next time you’re at the end of your deodorant tube and the little plastic platform pops out, stash some cash or jewels inside and give it a brand new purpose!
2. Inside a Lip Balm Tube
Same concept as the deodorant tube, here. Less space, yes, but a very inconspicuous place to hide a few rolled up bills or small jewels. Place the tube in an old jean pocket for double security!
3. In a Corner, Beneath Carpet
Thieves may check under an area rug, but few are going to want to tear up the carpeting in your home to check for goods. Use this to your advantage by hiding valuables under the carpet in a corner of your home. Bonus points if you choose a place that has a table or some other furnishing on top of the carpeted safe!