14 Innovative Places To Hide Money at Home

    Do you keep cash or other valuables at home that you're afraid will be discovered and stolen by questionable people? Most people would urge you to deposit this money in a bank account so that you do not have to worry about it any longer. We're here to tell you that you can keep this money at home and still do not have to worry about it. The trick to achieving this is to think outside the box and hide your money in places that don't stand out like a sore thumb. Continue reading to discover some ingenious ways to keep your money safe.


    Best Hiding Places To Store Cash


    Here are the best places to keep your emergency cash hidden at home and away from plain sight:


    1) Diversion Safes


    A Travah diversion safe water bottle

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    Instead of busting your back trying to find out how to hide your cash, why not invest in a diversion safe? With a diversion safe, you can hide your personal items in plain sight. They're designed to look like everyday objects like cans, books, tennis balls, and bottles, but they feature a hidden compartment where money and other valuables can be stashed.

    There are a plethora of great diversion safes on the market that are both reasonable and proven to keep your valuables safe. Check out Travah's bottle diversion safe if this sounds like something that intrigues you. Robbers or nosy home cleaners are unlikely to discover this inconspicuous safe. It features a concealed compartment at the bottom that can be unscrewed to keep your valuables, and it can also double up as a regular aluminum bottle.


    2) Pens or Markers


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    Are you aware that a pen or marker can be used to conceal money? You can wrap bills around the interior part of the pen (the refill) and then reassemble it. You not only have your money kept away from prying eyes, but you also have a perfectly good functioning pen. Just store it somewhere you'll remember and don't let anyone borrow it. Otherwise, you risk losing both your pen and your money.


    3) Kickplate Grille


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    Most refrigerators feature a kickplate grille. There's a tonne of hidden storage beneath there. Consider this: how many burglars would consider rummaging into your refrigerator's grilles?

    Before using your refrigerator's kickplate grille to hide money inside, check to see where the grilles are located. In some models, any item stored inside can restrict airflow. This will cause the refrigerator to malfunction, potentially resulting in serious damage. So before stashing anything in there, ensure that this does not happen.


    4) Cereal Boxes


    A cereal box in a cupboard with some pasta shells

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    Everybody likes cereal and has a box at home. As a result, it will blend in and go unnoticed in its surroundings.

    Remove the inner bag from a box of cereal and discard it. Replace it with a money envelope, close the box, and store it in the pantry with your other cereals. Because of its size, a cereal box can be utilized to conceal a large sum of money. If you want to be even more discrete, include an envelope along with the cereal so that when someone opens it, all they discover is cereal.


    5) A Vintage Phone


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    Like a lot of folks, you likely don't use a landline phone anymore longer. Why not use it to hold cash instead of throwing it away?

    If you have an old landline that you don't use, disassemble the phone with care. Any screws holding it together should be removed. Set them aside and keep an eye on them to make sure none of them go missing. Look for a place to put your cash inside and screw everything back together once the money is in there.


    6) Lotion Bottle


    Some lotion bottles in the shower shelf

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    Another fantastic place to hide money is an empty lotion jar. Roll up any cash you need to conceal and slip it inside. This is the finest place to stash money you won't need immediately. Since getting the money out of the bottle will be tough, you'll have to cut it open when you need it.


    7) Fish Tank


    Some goldfish in a fishtank with some bright plants

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    This is an excellent location for stashing cash. How many burglars will put their hands in a filthy fish tank to discover if anything is hidden inside? The answer is very few.

    You can hide your money in a fish tank in a variety of ways, like putting it in a jar, burying it under a rock, or placing it in the filtration system. Determine what works best for you and a location that will not be easily discovered.


    8) Backyards


    Children playing outside in the garden

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    Yes, people still keep their valuables hidden in their yards. If you have a lot of money to hide, this is one place where burglars will most probably not locate unless they come equipped with a metal detector and shovels. A metal detector will detect the metal jars if they aren't buried too deeply. All you have to do in such a case is dig a larger hole and hide your money in plastic bags.

    One thing to keep in mind with this method is to maintain track of where you keep your money; otherwise, you'll end up digging through a mountain of muck looking for your cash and valuables.


    9) Loose Floorboards


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    We are aware that this is a stereotyped tactic. This strategy is usually quickly detected in most movies and TV shows. Your money, however, will not be harmed if you take basic precautions.

    Try this approach if you live in an old house with noisy and loose floorboards. Pulling one loose and concealing cash beneath it could be an excellent way to keep cash safe - the area can be covered with a carpet to make it even less apparent. If you choose to hide your money underneath a floorboard, make sure it isn't frequently walked on, or your hiding site will be soon discovered.


    10) Kennel


    A dog sitting in his kennel outside

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    Your pet's kennel can also be utilized to hide cash. Tape an envelope holding money to the kennel's ceiling. Do not do this with your rodent's cage. They could begin gnawing on the envelope, causing not only the discovery of your money but also the illness of your pet.


    11) Cat Litter


    A cat sitting in their blue litter box

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    It may seem odd, but some of the best secret hiding places are made out of everyday household items like toilet paper, a tennis ball, and other objects. In this case, it is cat litter. The most insignificant items are frequently the ones that thieves overlook during their searches. No one would think to examine a tub of cat litter for valuables, therefore it's an excellent place to store money.

    Put your money in a little container and bury it in the kitty litter, and you're good to go. Do not do this if you do not have a cat, the cat litter will stick out like a sore thumb.


    12) Tampon or Pad Box


    A green patterned box holding some pads and tampons

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    This is such a great place to hide valuables. Personal hygiene products are commonly overlooked by thieves. Unless you have a lot of spare time, why would you even bother looking at such items? Ensure that the box or packet is kept in a designated spot to avoid being thrown out by accident.

    Of course, if you don't live with any women, you shouldn't use this method because having a box of women's personal hygiene products in your home will appear weird to a burglar and if they discover that, they will undoubtedly rummage through it.


    13) Garage Door Opener


    The garage door opener bolted on the roof

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    You can keep items like important documents and cash in a hidden compartment stash box behind your garage door opener. This will be a difficult spot to uncover.


    14) Curtain Rods


    Golden curtain railings with cream colored curtains

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    This is a simple and creative method that can be used in any home. Many curtain rods feature detachable ends. If that's the same case with your rods, simply remove the ends, roll the money and insert it into the end before reinstalling the cap.




    There you have it! The top 14 ways to hide money at home. Hiding money in your home can be difficult at times. And if you reside in a high-risk neighborhood where burglaries are common, you'll need to have some great secret hiding places for storing cash and other valuables. These methods will ensure that anything you require is kept safe!