Despite the many security options available to us including the growing use of smart technology in security, there are several reasons why we might still want to find specific hiding spots for our valuables at home. For example, maybe you want an additional bit of security on top of the measures you already have in place, maybe you have roommates and worry that someone might go through your things, or maybe you just want to hide the birthday or Christmas presents from your excited and nosey children! Whatever the reason, hiding valuables in the home can be a tricky business and some hiding places are more obvious than you might think. Read on to discover the best and worst hiding places for your valuables.
Hiding your valuables in plain sight can actually be a good idea. Most burglars wouldn’t expect you to be so bold and would assume you have hidden your valuables away in some obscure and difficult-to-see location. However, if you’re trying to hide something small, like notes/coins or jewellery, then it is a good idea to hide them in the ‘soil’ of a fake plant pot. This is not somewhere most people would think or bother to look, especially when they’re tight for time.
Up there with the underwear drawer for the most obvious hiding places is stashing cash under the mattress/bed. It takes only a matter of seconds for a burglar to take a glance under your mattress. Thanks to movies, TV and common knowledge, this hiding place has become one of the first places a person will look for valuables, so don’t let them find yours here!