Homes are always susceptible to theft. On top of securing your door locks and entry points, you can go the extra mile by using other secret hiding places for your treasured valuables. There are a lot of tricks to make your home a safer place. The following are some of the cleverest ways of keeping your treasure away from the wrong hands.
Secret Stash Cash in the Door
Any of your interior doors can get an extra safety function by securing a hiding place for your cash in it. Just drill some holes and insert metal tubes in them that can keep cash and other smaller valuables (like small pieces of jewelry) out of other people’s view. You can also use this secret stash cash in case of rainy days.
Clever Oversized Art Secret Storage
Wall art has always been a beautiful fixture at home. On top of its aesthetic function, you can further maximize it as a secret storage by just cutting a hole to give way to the storage area. Then, drill holes for its cords.
Floating Shelf with Secret Storage
This is a smart shelf with a secret function. The bottom of the floating shelf drops open for you to store just about anything you want to keep away from other people’s view, be it your secret recipe, secret diaries, or even secret adult magazine. Pretty functional.
Smart Picture Frame Secret Storage
This is a cool and handy trick that anyone can try. Just use a picture frame of any size to be the door of your secret cabinet. This can be a hidden medicine cabinet, or you can also store anything valuable that fits in here. Thieves will surely look into the open drawers first and will get caught first before ever laying a hand on this secret storage.
Secret Storage for Your Precious Pieces of Jewelry
Your precious gems have great value both in a sentimental and monetary sense. To keep them safe, build a jewelry holder that gets hidden behind one of your picture frames. This is a great way to ensure that your pieces of jewelry are hidden securely.
Secret Sofa Compartment for a Spacious Hidden Storage
You can build your own sofa or modify your existing one to come up with a smart secret storage. The best part is that you can store bigger items here. If you have loads of valuables you want to hide, this is a great secret storage you can rely on.
DIY Secret Hollow Book Storage
This is a classic tip. This may already sound familiar, but with all the books you have on your shelf, burglars will surely have a hard time finding out which one holds the gold. That is if they ever get a clue that it’s actually in one of the books. You don’t really have to use your existing books for this. You can buy the cheapest book in the book sale to get this secret craft started.
Secret Bathtub Storage for a Safer Storage Option
Your bathtub can be used as an encasement to a secret storage. The last thing burglars might visit upon intruding your home is the bathroom. So, this is a pretty smart place to maximize. On top of hiding secret stuff, you can actually just use this trick to plainly make your bathroom cleaner, more organized, and more space-efficient.
Secret Stairway Step or Landing Storage
You can choose either the step or the landing of your staircase as your secret storage compartment. Using the staircase landing enables more stuff to be stored. If you don’t have one, using the step/s also works great. Either way, you can have a smart, hidden spot for your treasures.
Handy Secret Computer Keyboard Storage
Some keyboards have great hollows that enable you to store stuff beneath. This might not be totally burglar-proof since most burglars go straight to the computer set sometimes. However, this is a good place to store your random, less valuable items to save space and organize the area better.
Undetectable Secret Bathroom Tile Storage
Another secret place in the bathroom is any tile. Remove one tile or two and make hole/s for the secret container. Place the tile again on the facade, and you now have a secret storage for any item you hold dear. Don’t forget to remember which tile is the secret spot.
Secret Mirror Storage to Hide Any Suitable Item
Set an embossed mirror and maximize the sides for hidden storage. Whether you hold valuable or non-valuable items here, it’s surely a clean and safe way to keep things away from people’s eyes. Whether it’s for security or organization purposes, this tricks gets thumbs up.
Secret Bookcase Storage with Bigger Space
Your bookcase storage can also be maximized here. Your built-in bookcase can be another haven for your valuables. Whether it’s your personal firearm or just about any secret or valuable stuff, this is a worthwhile storage space for a discreet and secure stowing.
The Secret Hollowed-Out-Book-Pile Trick
We have mentioned above the hollowed-out book. The problem with it is that it doesn’t hold too much space. If you need a similar idea for a bigger size, this trick works best. Use several books and use a plywood box to be attached to the back of the pile. The sides of the book should be kept intact. This is a pretty unique way to hide your valuables away from the sight of unwanted intruders.
Secret Storage Using Paint Can/s
You don’t have to make any effort with this trick. Just make use of one of your paint cans and use it as your secret storage. You can use more than one if you have lots of treasures to stock. Do not store the secret cans in isolation. Pile them along with the whole bunch of cans, so it’s harder for anyone to distinguish which can contains the jackpot. Again, do not forget the cans that you’ve used, so you won’t go bonkers looking for them when you need them. You can also use secret labels, symbols, whatsoever to mark the secret storage paint can/s.