7 Places to Keep Your Cash Safe at Home

I recently decided that I wanted to start stashing cash in random places around the house. I sat long and hard trying to figure out how I could outsmart the smartest thief.

Well, that wouldn’t be hard because all thieves are dumb to begin with. But I was thinking of places that they wouldn’t normally look.

I came up with a few and decided to share them with you as well as some ideas that would better suit you.

If you don’t have a bank account, stashing money somewhere is a good idea, just in case you need it. I mean you work hard to save money and the last thing you need are sticky fingers around it.

Here are a few places to think about.

1. Taped to the Back of a Dresser

No one will find your money if it’s in this spot.  It’s a good place to hide money if you have siblings too.

Put your money in an envelope and tape it to the back of the dresser. Your family may rifle through your drawers, but I doubt they’ll take the entire drawer out.

2. Behind a Poster on Your Wall

Now lookers will go in obvious places to find money like underneath your mattress, but are they smart enough to look on your wall?

Place your money in either an envelope or baggie and tape it to your wall behind a poster. Just make sure it’s a poster that your parents would approve of and wouldn’t tear down.

3. Underneath Your Nightstand

This is also a great place to keep money hidden. How often does your nightstand get moved? Probably only if you’re rearranging your room.

No one will likely go underneath there looking for anything. Dust bunnies would be only your only concern and I doubt they take anything.

4. Behind Your Mirror

Again, who’s going to go through the trouble of looking behind your mirror? Who would even think of it? Stick your money in a baggie and tape it back there. No one will suspect a thing.

5. Behind the Backboard of Your Bed

Genius uh? I’m full of these ideas, lol. Once more, who’s going to think of looking behind the backboard of your bed for your stash?

Since your backboard may be connected to the bed itself, rarely will you have to move it unless again… you’re rearranging your bedroom.

6. In Your Toilet

Now this will only work if you have your own bathroom that has limited users. Put your money inside a mason jar and submerge it in the water tank of your toilet.

This is a great idea because you’re not pulling your money out in the open for everyone to see. You can easily excuse yourself to the restroom and get what you need without anyone suspecting a thing.

7. In a Hollowed Out Book

If you’re a bookworm, then this tip is definitely for you. If you have a lot of reading material on your shelves, choose a hardback book that you don’t particularly want to keep and cut the center of the pages out with a razor blade.

Make sure you’re careful or have an adult do it for you. Stick your money in an envelope, put it inside the hollowed out section of the book and put it back on your shelf.

I want to also take the time to tell you that none of these ideas, except for maybe the toilet, will prevent your money from being destroyed in case of a fire.

You want to make sure that you write down or store somewhere on your smartphone or computer, where exactly you’ve placed your money.

There’s nothing worse than needing your money and then not being able to find it because you forgot where you put it in the first place.

You also want to make sure that you let your parents know where you’ve placed your money. “Why in the world would I do that?” you might ask.

Well for one, it’s good for them to know just in case something happens to you. Another reason would be that you could use them as a backup system if you ever forget.

What about you? Do you have any clever places of stashing cash? I’d love to talk about it in the comments below.

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