Hiding Places for Your Secret Money Stash
Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:47 PM
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:06 PM
Trying not to keep all my eggs in one basket....
Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:53 AM
ETA: I also saved this site.
Edited by Insurance, 01 March 2009 - 06:55 AM.
Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:40 PM
One place that is "different" is:
Go into a SMALL closet in your house. On THE INSIDE of the closet, above the door, carefully cut an opening in the sheetrock with a utility knife. The door jam will prevent anything from disappearing inside the wall. You will have a "compartment that is about 3 1/2" deep, about 14" long and (usually) about 12" (or more) high. Small is better since a person will not be able to physically enter the closet easily.
After you have cut the sheetrock, glue 3 or 4 pieces of 1/4" x 2" x 4" pieces of wood to the inside of the opening so that part of the wood is a backer for your cut piece of sheetrock.
If you cut carefully, the piece of shetrock will fit right back in the opening (and stay there) and not be noticeable to any casual observer. The piece of sheetrock can easily be removed with a fingernail or a thin knife blade slid into one of the openings for access to the interior.
How many thieves are going to think to look above a closet door on the inside of a small closet ?
Edited by Campy, 18 March 2009 - 10:43 PM.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:43 AM
From one that will remain nameless:
If the robber sees your tall he looks down low and if your small he looks up high.
If your going out, devide your money into two purses/money holder, so if your mugged you give them the lesser of the two.
From my experience:
If your going to hide valuables make sure one other person knows. When my mother died, we went through her things very quickly and chucked some cold cream tins. At 2am in the morning I woke up and remembered with shock that she had hidden some of the family jewelry in one. So up I got and raided the trash but with great fortune it wasnt in those we'd chucked. We found it the next day. She hid stuff everywhere, in dressing gowns, socks you name it she squirrelled (mostly cross stitch stuff) away.
Remember if your clever you can hide in plain sight. I watched an episode of Mentalist last week where the guy had hidden 10 diamonds in a crystal Chandalier/light fitting.
Security comes from thinking outside of the box!
ps the best places are best kept secret!
Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:53 PM
"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home." Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)
Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:44 PM
Otherwise, I think that people who post here are most likely careful enough in how they post, that they should not be "known".
And just because we post an idea, doesn't mean we *do* that particular one.
Thanks for the concern for our safety.
Where words and actions disagree, the heart is revealed.
Look how often the unexpected happens... and we still don't expect it.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:52 PM
Posted 02 May 2009 - 04:28 AM
Thieves are a problem, but I'm more worried about myself hiding something and later forgetting about it and accidentally vacuuming it up or throwing it in the wash.
Yehp me too!. I get it from my mother, who hid things in very strange places around the house and found it hard to find them again.
Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:25 AM
We invented this system in high school to pass notes, and hide things that being the rebellious teenage girls we were, we did not want teachers or parents finding. Cigarettes and other contraband. Lord we were rotten.
Here is the possibly offensive part.... What you do is buy a box of tampons...Then you open them by pushing them out and popping the seal instead of tearing it... You then throw out the actual tampon and are left with the applicator.... You then place what you want to hide in the applicator...You put it back in the plastic wrap and seal the end back with a drop of glue if you want... Then you can put it in your pocket book, or glove box ect.
If you are hiding cash you can easily prepare a whole box if done carefully and have yourself a $1,500.00 box of tampons. Now I used to carry one in my glove box when I was making the 8 hour trip to Ohio on a regular basis. At one point I left my van with a mechanic over night and someone busted out my windows and took what they could find of value. They took out my glove box- dumped it out- took what music and stuff I had in there- they also took my change out of the cup holder....but my tampon with the $100.00 in emergency 20 dollar bills was laying on the seat untouched!! It was 2 men and 1 woman who did this so it worked on the woman as well as the guys.
Good grief as I sit here thinking back it's a wonder the school didn't ship us off to the nurses offfice with as many tampons as we passed, but we never had to read a note out loud in class. We only had one teacher ask to see what was handed back and when we went up to show him his face turned 20 shades of red and it was never an issue after that. After all, the only thing he saw was a tampon in a wrapper.
Well that's my best hiding spot- don't think too bad of me.
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