Many people have come up with ingenious ways to protect their valuables with simple house hold items or have built simple ways to protect items that are important to them. Burglars are not going to take time to look into every can, jar, or other containers in your home. They are not going to look behind every mirror, picture, or clock. The last thing a burglar has is time. Use every day items that people see in every home they go to. View pictures on a Google Search for Hidden Safes or Hidden Compartments .
Simple Ways To Hide Valuables:
- Glue a can inside of a mason jar. Fill the void between jar and can with salt. Put valuables inside the can. Screw on the top.
- Take a pot and grow a plant in it and find another pot that it will fit in that leaves a large void below it.
- Get an empty see through milk container. Coat the inside with white paint. Put it in the ice box.
- Keep the white wrapping your butcher put on your purchase. Wrap up your valuables and put it in your freezer.
- Put items in a pillow, cushion, or toy.
A Small Amount of Construction Needed To Hide Valuables:
- Many drawers have a space between the back of the cabinet and the drawer. Attach an extension on the back of the drawer.
- Many chairs have a space under the seat that you can attach a thin box or container.
- Make a fake electrical outlet in the wall.
- Make a fake air vent in the wall or ceiling. Remember there is normally only one vent per room.
- Put a false back in a book shelve that opens to a space in the wall.
- Remove the bottom of a lamp and find an insert that fits into it.
- Drill out a space in a thick furniture leg. Insert a pipe for your items and reattach the leg.
- Furniture or kitchen cabinets have a kick plate. Remove the kick plate and put it on a drawer.
- Build a sealed bin under your home that has a hidden door under a piece of furniture or in a closet.
Burglars do not look in the attic, garage, or storage shed.