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The Best And Worst Place To Hide Extra Cash At Home

October 14, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


For those who are able, it’s a good idea to keep some extra cash at home for preparedness – for ‘just in case’. A question is, where is a good place to keep and hide that extra cash?

If your home is ever burglarized, you don’t want to make it easy for them to find.

Here’s how:


The Worst Place To Keep Cash And Valuables In Your Home

First, lets point out the worst place to keep money, cash, or any valuables in your home…
The bedroom.

Most burglars will first go to the bedroom in search of jewelry, cash, a safe, guns, or anything else of value. Why? Because the bedroom is where most people keep such things! So don’t do it…

An exception is keeping a gun at your nightstand for self-defense. Just do your due-diligence in the method of securing it. You may or may not lose it during a burglary, but don’t give up your most precious tool for self defense in the middle of the night…

Note: It’s a good idea to keep a small cheap ‘decoy safe’ in the bedroom with 50 bucks in it. The burglar will think he’s found ‘it’, and that’s all you got…


The Best Place To Keep & Hide Cash At Home

I will offer two excellent suggestions where to stash your cash.

A hollowed out book

Seriously, this is one of the best places to stash some cash. You can buy your own hollowed out book, or you can do it yourself with a razor blade (and patience). Don’t keep this book in the bedroom (although it will likely not be touched even there), but keep it with other books wherever you have ‘other’ books in the house… There’s no way a burglar is going to go through books while looking for valuables. Why? because it’s not a common place where people keep cash and valuables.

Book Safe


A hollowed out ‘Can Safe’

You might either buy a hollowed out can or simply do it yourself with an existing can (with a can-opener, open the bottom of a can so it can be placed upright when emptied). Again, there’s no way a burglar is going to go through your food pantry or cupboards while looking for cash and valuables. A rolled up wad of cash in a hollowed out can is an ideal hiding spot.

Del Monte Can Safe Storage Container

Note: An ultimate place to keep cash at home is in a very good heavy, secured, fire-rated safe that a burglar simply cannot move or break into. These are very expensive and challenging to properly install. With that said, the recommendations above are highly effective.

When choosing where to keep extra cash (or any valuables), be creative. Avoid the obvious places that a burglar will look. It’s fairly easy to hide some things in plain view 😉