I’m sure by now you’re all going “say what? is this the right blog?”. But yes my friends, I am randomly going to list out 5 sneaky places to hide things around the house. WHY? you may ask. Well, a couple of reasons:
- Although the main focus of this blog is beauty, that isn’t all this blog is about. It’s very much a: what does Claudia want to ramble about today kind of blog. So yeah, we’re talking secret places to hide things.
- I recently bought my husband a Christmas gift (yes, four months in advance people). Unfortunately, the package arrived when he was home, so he knew something was up. And since he
alwayssometimes acts very much like a child at Christmas time, he wanted the gift immediately and chased me around the house trying to get it. As I ran around the house trying to find a good hiding spot I figured I would just share a few with you.
So, whether you are looking to hide a gift from child/significant other/roommate, or trying to hide cash (or something incriminating *wink wink) check out my five hiding spots below.
In Plain Sight
Yes, how obvious right? But I am going to be a little more specific here. If you are trying to hide a gift from someone, hide it within their own belongings. Most kids (or husbands) who are trying to be sneaky and find a gift will likely never think to check within their own stuff. Use their drawers, nightstands, closet space, car, etc.
I hid my husbands gift at the bottom of his t-shirt drawer. Right under all the shirts that no longer fit but he holds on to in case he magically grows a six pack (love you babe!). He knew the gift was hidden in our bedroom, but he only looked in my drawers, under the bed, etc. It never occurred to him it would be within his own stuff.
The Fridge or Freezer
If your item won’t get damaged, there are tons of spots in the fridge or freezer you can hide things. This is a particularly good spot for money. Use an empty box or bag of vegetables as decoy. Or stick something at the back of the cheese drawer. Just make sure you stick the item in a freezer zip lock & that you don’t forget the item is in there! Don’t be emailing me later that you threw out $300 when you were cleaning out the fridge.
Years ago when my husband and I were still dating we would take the other person’s stuff and hide it for ransom. The ransom usually came in the form of chores or some kind of annoying favor. One particular day, I really wanted him to clean something or another so I knew he needed some extra motivation.
Logically, I took the one thing he can’t be without: his laptop. I then proceeded to stick it in the dryer.
I lived in a small apartment back then so there weren’t a whole lot of places to stash something. He looked EVERYWHERE except the washer, dryer and oven.
Obviously this is a more temporary hiding spot since most people actually use their appliances. But the nice part is you get a little more room for things. If you want to be extra sneaky, hide the item inside a pot and leave it on the stove or put it in the oven.
Amongst Cleaning Supplies
I know this sounds really vague, and it is, since people stash their cleaning supplies in a myriad of ways/places. It all depends on what you have. Use an empty box of trash bags, stick it under cleaning supplies in a bucket, hide it inside the vacuum cleaner… you get the drift. This may be a particularly good spot for those of you with kids. I find it hard to believe most kids would even go through cleaning supplies. Again, just make sure you don’t forget or someone doesn’t throw it out.
At the bottom of a bin
I assume (hopefully) that you use a bag to line your trash bags? If you are the person who regularly takes the trash (or recycling) out, you can hide the item in the trash can and then put the trash bag on top of it so it can’t be seen. The kitchen trash probably isn’t your best bet considering the potential for spills and smells. However, a bedroom or office trash can could work. To be safe, I would make sure the item is itself inside another bag.
I’ll confess that my husband takes out the trash at our house. BUT, I can always hide things at the bottom of the laundry hamper since he tends to steer clear of that. I’ll stash the item at the bottom and then fold a towel or sheet I don’t use over it so I don’t accidentally grab it and toss it in the washer.
Hope this gives you some ideas when trying to find places to hide things. You can pin the pic below and please leave any other good spots in the comments below!