Sometimes you want to have cash around the house so that it easy to access, however, you don’t want just anyone to be able to find it. Perhaps you have found your own hiding places over the years, but are they as safe as you would like them to be?
Here is a list of some of the best places to hide money around the house. Some of the hiding spots are free while others are products that you can purchase that blend into any houses decor.
In This Article
- Free options for hiding money
- Products that you can buy to hide money in
Free options for hiding money
Since I am all about saving money, I thought I would start with mentioning the free options.
1. Inside a tennis ball
When was the last time you looked for a tennis ball canister to find some money? Never would be my guess.
Slice an opening just big enough to be able to slide bills in and out. Then place the ball back in the canister with the regular tennis balls. Of course, if you don’t have other sporting equipment it might appear strange if you have just a collection of tennis balls.
You might think this is too obvious and that the money will be found easily. That might be true if you just placed the money at the bottom of your sock drawer.
Instead, tape an envelope underneath the drawer. People could rummage through your socks all day long and they will never find your envelope.
3. Inside of a Pen
Did you know that can hide money inside of a pen? Yep, you can roll up a $100 bill around the inner part of the pen, then put it back together. Not only is your cash hidden, but you have a perfectly good working pen as well. Just make sure you don’t let anyone borrow it or you may be out one hundred bucks.
4. Under your mattress
This is a common place to hide money. Perhaps so common that it would be the first place someone would look. But it is better than having your money out in the open.
5. Inside your shoes
While we are on cliches, why not add another one. If you have shoes that you don’t wear too often, why not remove the soles and store some hard cold cash underneath them.
6. In an empty food container
Empty out your Lean Cuisine box and turn it into a safe within your freezer. The money will be cold when you go to use it but it will be safe. Or, if you don’t want to stash your cash in the freezer, you could do the same thing with an empty cereal box as well.
Just make sure that someone else in your household doesn’t throw it away thinking that it is empty.
7. Inside a curtain rod
Many curtain rods have ends that detach. If that is the case for your curtain rods, then you can take the ends off, roll the money with a tight rubber band, insert it into the end and then put the cap back on.
8. Inside couch cushions
This is an easy thing to do because most cushions have a zipper where you can quickly open the cushion, stuff some cash inside and zip it back up.
Some bar stool seats do this too!
Products that you can buy to hide money in
Not only can your store cash in your home using items you already own, you can also buy items that will blend into you home as well. Here are a few of my favorites below.
9. Fake Electrical Wall Outlet
- Features include:it looks like an electrical outlet but it is a great place to hide your valuables
- High impact plastic and metal; once installed it pivots out to reveal the secret hiding place
- Comes with cutout saw and template for easy installation in just minutes
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I had one of these when I was younger. It was a slick place to hide money, however, just make sure to get one that matches the color of the rest of your wall outlets otherwise it may stick out like a sore thumb.
For instance, if all of your outlets are white and the fake outlet is beige, it might give away.
10. Coca-Cola Stash Can
This is another great way to hide your cash but only if you’re a Coca-Cola drinker. Also, make sure that it matches your other coke cans otherwise it might be a dead giveaway that it is not supposed to be there and draw someone’s attention.
11. Barbasol Can Safe
- Made from genuine product containers
- Screw off bottom
- Practical gift for any occasion
- Perfect for Home Office School Travel RV's and Boats
- The best place to hide anything is in plain sight
Since mostly everyone has to shave on a regular basis, almost everyone has had a Barbasol can at one point. This could be a great way to hide money in your bathroom.
Just hope that one of your guests doesn’t try to shave, finding the canister is empty and ends up throwing it away.
12. Ajax Diversion Can Safe
- Handcrafted from a real Ajax cleaner can
- Good for holding cash and jewelry
- Weighs the same as a full can
- Undetectable screw off top
- Hide your valuable in plain sight
If you want to hide cash under the sink then this is a great option. Just remember to actually have another cleaner on hand in case you really need to clean something.
12. Pringles Can Diversion Safe
- Sealed With Chips Still Inside
- Current And Up to Date Pringles Can
- Perfect Diversion Safe
- Fast & Free Shipping
- A+ Customer Service
This would be a tough sell for me because if I had a can of Pringles in my cupboard it would be hard to tell our guests, “Sorry you can’t eat those Pringles, I am saving those for a special occasion.”
But if you don’t have a lot of guests then maybe this could still be a good option for you.
13. Hair Brush Stash Safe
- Hide Your Money / Valuables: Perfect diversion safe to stash valuables in plain sight.
- Real Hair Brush: Fully Functional Diversion product - blend in with your hygiene essentials, good enough to really use, no one will ever know what it truly is!
- Perfect For Traveling or At Home: Great for vacation or any place you may have to leave your bag unattended.
- Decent Capacity: The hidden compartment is pretty large and can hold a considerable amount of dollar bills and jewelries.
An actual safe that is functional. It brushes hair and stores cash at the same time. This is one of my favorite places to hide money because you can actually use it on a regular basis.
Many of the other options are just for show where this safe has some utility to it as well.
14. Dictionary Diversion Book Safe
- Easy Lock and Open Key Lock:The safe is made from a strong metal material, and comes complete with two keys.This Diversion Book Safe provides the perfect hiding place and allows for easy access to your valuables when you need them.
- Fashion book cover:This book safe with Key lock will easily blends in with other books or objects on any shelf or table.
- Diversion safe:This strong and compact steel safe is ideal for safely storing money, passports, jewelry, handgun, and more.
- Indoor and Outdoor:Simply fits on a shelf or book case, or rests easily in plain sight on a coffee table or night stand For indoor use; Good to store valuables when you travel For outdoor use.
- Size and Color: Book safe is 9.5" x 6.1" x 2 .2" Black Large.
Want to hide your cash in your books like Andy did from Shawshank Redemption? Here is your chance. While Andy did use a Bible in the movie, this dictionary will have a similar effect.
15. Wall Clock Safe
- WITH SECRET COMPARTMENT: Simply keep your jewelry, extra cash, bank cards or other valuables safe in this wall hidden clock. This clock with 3 secret shelves help you storage discretely.
- SIMPLE DESIGN: Designed in a sleek and classic style, you can hang it in any room.
- PERFECT SIZE: 10-inch diameter, 3-inch depth. Two dividers within clock create three 2.75-inch-tall storage spaces.
- EASY TO READ: The Large black blod number and sharp pointer against white face give you a clear viewing.
- WHAT YOU GET: A safe wall clock with hidden compartment. 1 AA battery and 3 screws are not included.
This might be a good option if you don’t want to access the money you are hiding too often. If you do hang up this clock, you might need to get a step ladder to retrieve your cash, however, it will not likely be a hiding spot that gets discovered.
Like the hair brush, I like this one because it is functional as well as being a safe.
As you can see, there are several ways to hide money around your house, even free options to choose from. Your best bet is to pick the one that makes the most sense for you.
For instance, I have a two year old so I would stay away from hiding money in my shoes because she would be likely to find it and then put some place where it is lost forever.
The Wall clock would be a much better option in my scenario.
What are some other ways to hide money around the house that have you heard of?