Stash Your Cash The Smart Way
It is always good to have a stash of cash around the house in case of emergencies or unexpected scenarios where debit cards can’t be accepted. Leaving money in a house does bring with it the inherent danger that it could be found by a less than trustworthy relative or discovered during a break-in.
These risks don’t exist with banks, but money isn’t as easily accessible at banks either. Luckily people have hidden money in their homes for millennia so a few good, albeit unusual hiding places have been thought up. These five hiding spaces from We Know Savings may sound absurd, but they are likely the best hiding places anyone has ever thought up.
Inside fake plants
Photo Credit: Marcelo Moura
Fake plants are a perfect place to hide extra money. Nobody, burglars included, is going to go rooting through the “roots” (pun intended) of an artificial house plant. Most of these household decorations come with foam in a vase or pot to hold the “plant” in place. The cash doesn’t even have to be put into anything for protection since it isn’t real soil. Placing a handful of bills under the foam portion of the plant almost guarantees that the money will be there when you look for it, no matter how long you left it.
Under a kitty litter box
There are certain things in a home that most people will never want to mess with, no matter what their intentions are. Dirty underwear, used tissues and moulded food all fall under this category. Luckily for anyone who wants to hide their money kitty litter is also under this umbrella. The money should obviously not be hidden inside of the actual litter, and it should definitely be placed in a freezer bag just in case. Taping an envelope to the bottom of the litter box and sliding money into it is a great way to hide extra money.
Inside a curtain rod
Curtain rods are another unlikely target of anyone looking for money in a home. Most modern curtain rods have ends that slide or screw off. Placing money into the rods and putting the ends back on provides an inconspicuous hiding spot that most people would never think to look in. Unfortunately this will likely not work with the old-time, skinny, metal rods that were so flimsy. If the old rods are the only ones around a house it’s better to find another hiding spot.
Empty aspirin bottle
Photo Credit: Pam Roth
A pill bottle would seem like a terrible place to hide money. Reasoning would tell a person that if someone is looking to take their money, then they may have no problem taking their pills. Luckily aspirin doesn’t really have any street value, so stealing it would be unproductive of even the most frugal burglar. The fact that many aspirin and other headache medicine bottles are not clear also provides a great quality in a hiding spot. Just make sure not to let anyone get any aspirin on their own.
In the toilet
Photo Credit Marcos Agrelli
Toilets are another part of the house that even the most thorough criminal would likely pass up. Sure, someone may decide to use the bathroom, but luckily the toilet hiding spot is far more sanitary than putting it into the actual bowl.
Placing money in a watertight plastic bottle or even in a mason jar will keep the money dry. It can then be placed into the tank on the back of the toilet. Most people have seen movies where drug runners will hide their stash in the tank of the toilet, but no one really expects anyone to do so. The only people we could ever expect to be this thorough are the agents on “Law and Order”.
There are several areas in a home where money can be safely hidden. The more unusual the hiding spot is the more unlikely it is that the money will ever be found by anyone other than the person who hid it. There are literally thousands of spots around a home where cash can be hidden, but these are likely the best. If a person can find a hiding spot better than these, then their money will never be in any danger.
Contribution By: GenTM is a freelance writer and a blogger.
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