10 Best Ways You Can Hide Your Valuables

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hiding your life's treasures under your pillow or mattress won't

safeguard them from a thief. However, this doesn't mean that a

safety deposit box at your bank is the only place for them.

In fact, the traditional approach of keeping one's valuables in

the home is an excellent idea, provided they are hidden in

really secret places.

The ten following ideas of where to locate a secret compartment

will offer maximum security. The first five, because they do

require some construction to the house, are better for people

who own their own homes. The second five ideas can be

effectively used by apartment dwellers or renters.


- because walls are hollow, there can be hidden space behind

every wall in every room.

- the ideal spots are behind solid, fixed items, like coat racks,

or boards along closet walls supporting the clothes hanging pole.

- remove the attachment and hollow out a compartment.

- make sure you camouflage your handiwork well.


- ceiling and wall beams are popular architectural features in


- make one of the false beams (one which doesn't offer much

support) moveable, and hollow an opening out of its top or back



- one of the easiest-to-construct compartments is one behind a

baseboard. These strips of wood that run along your walls next

to the floor are so common, no thief would give them a second


- choose a short section of board, and carefully pry it away

from the wall with a crowbar.

- now hollow out a hole, and replace the baseboard.


- wall paneling offers a method of opening large areas of dead


- your best choice is behind actual boards nailed to the wall

individually, not behind the four-by-eight sheets.


- for a compartment offering little depth, but a large area of

space, you can construct a hollow right behind a full-length

mirror on your closet door.

- hollow out your compartment, then mount your mirror with

sliding tabs.


- complicated secret spaces built into furniture have for

centuries been favorites.

- a simple approach is to remove the molding of a table or desk,

and make a hollow.


- a common source of easily overlooked space is found at the base

of a bookcase. The lowest shelf is usually raised above the

ground level several inches, and this space is enclosed with a


- if you can make the lowest shelf removable, you can attach your

valuables to the underside of this shelf by means of magnets.


- an easy and highly deceptive secret space can be constructed

behind an electric outlet plate or light switch plate.

- make sure the electricity is shut off when you remove the plate

to construct your hollow.


- secret compartments can be constructed in the base of your

plant pots: this will be especially effective if you have lots

of plants.

- seal your valuables well in plastic if they can be water-damaged.


- finally, don't overlook the oldest hiding technique in history,

of burying your valuables underground.

- make sure you have an accurate map of where your treasure is


For maximum security in hiding your valuables in your own home,

make sure your craftsmanship is flawless. And don't reveal your

hiding place to anyone out of your own family.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, never thought of these.. Good ideas, although if we hid valuables like this, we'd probably forget about them or where we put them!
    Following you from MBC..


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