Have a little cash at homeThe fact that you can easily and quickly access your savings can be very useful in the event of an unforeseen or emergency situation. I don't encourage you to keep all your savings at home, even if you are allergic to banks, but to build up a sort of insurance policy or emergency fund so that you don't have to rely solely on your credit card and your bank branch.
It should also be remembered that burglaries and they are taking their toll. Your easily accessible cash reserve in your home must therefore be safe from thieves.
Knowing that a burglar does not want to be surprised during a robbery and that he spends a maximum of 8 to 12 minutes in a house or an apartment looking for precious goods, choosing a good hiding place for your money can make the difference and prevent you from losing it.
Known places to avoid
When a burglar breaks into your home, the first room he will visit is the bedroomin which he will start by turn the mattress oversearch for the jewelry box in the closet and take care to open all the drawers of the dresser and bedside tables. Once the inspection work is completed in the room, comes the tour of the living room, the office and other parts for stripping electronic and computer equipment (TV, laptop, tablet, stereo..).
This leaves the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and other rooms that are rarely searched and in which your money will be safer.
Now that you have an idea of the places not to put your moneyLet's get to the heart of the matter and see where you can hide it without fear of it being discovered by malicious people.
The best hiding places
As we have seen previously the kitchen, bathroom and other rooms besides the master bedroom, living room and office are those that are the least targeted by thieves. Here are some concrete examples of how you can proceed to hide your money well :
- Place the money in a freezer bag and chill it inside the freezer with your frozen poultry or vegetables.
- In a coffee can or in a flour sack at the back of the pantry.
- In an envelope glued to the bottom (outside) of your garbage can. If your garbage can has a plastic liner, it's even better, just slip your envelope inside. No one will go through your trash can hoping to find money in it.
- In an old mayonnaise jar or ketchup bottle in the back of your fridge. Remember to empty some of the contents of the jar or bottle and insulate your money so it doesn't get damaged.
- In the empty plastic bottle or sprayer of a cleaning product at the bottom of your kitchen unit.
- Put the money in an old flower pot or a bottle and bury it in your garden.
- Use an old worthless toy from your children's room, open it up and insert it into the your money envelope inside.
- Bury the money in the soil of a flower or plant pot after wrapping it well.
- Place the bills in an envelope taped to the back of a drawer so that the only way to access them is to open the drawer below.
- If you have a large collection of books, you can pick one at random and slip your money in, avoiding the first and last pages.
- Conceal the money within a fake socket, switch or junction box. Above all, make sure that the power is not connected to your hiding place to avoid a short circuit that can start a fire.
- Curtain rods are usually hollow on the inside and you can unscrew one end to put your money in and then close it up. A thief will never inspect all your rods.
- An empty shaving cream can in your bathroom is also a good hiding place. Be careful not to forget that it contains money and throw it away afterwards.
- Do you have a lamp post at home? You can stick it on an envelope of money on the inside bottom of the lamp post.
- If you have an old pair of sneakers or worn out shoes sitting in a closet, remove the insole then slip your money into the shoe and put the sole back on to cover it all up.
- Roll up your money and put it inside a bottle of shampoo, conditioner or shower gel. In this case, you must first put the money in a waterproof plastic bag.
- The washing machines have compartments protected by metal plates, which you can remove, and behind which you can hide your money.
- An old vacuum cleaner, which you no longer use, at the back of your garage and which contains your money will certainly not attract the eye of a thief.
Some people are very imaginative in making sure their money can't be touched and in my research I've discovered a few hiding places that have left me perplexed to say the least. Here are a few examples, just for fun:
- In a box of sanitary napkins or tampons.
- In an old pair of panties or an old slip with a big stain on it (so disgusting that no thief will dare to go near it).
- In an envelope stuck under the cat's litter box.
- Sealed in a plastic bag at the bottom of an aquarium filled with live fish of course.
- In a box of Kleenex.
- In a bag of dog food.
Don't forget where you hid your money!
The main disadvantage of a good hiding place is that it is just too good and you end up forgetting that you have secure your money. You only have to look at the numerous articles that talk about people who have discovered money or gold coins in different places, each more improbable than the other, to convince you.
So wherever you choose to hide your money, make sure you don't forget it or write it down, ideally in code, on a piece of paper that you keep out of sight.
And you, where do you stash your money?
If you have a better hiding place, anecdote or experience to share, we'd love to hear from you in the comments.