11 Secret Hiding Places You’ve Never Thought Of

9. “Litterally” Buried


Put small containers of valuables in a tub of cat litter (unused!) and then pour the cat litter back into the tub.

8. Right Out in the Open

Right Out in the Open

It doesn’t have to be an old vacuum cleaner. Any common household item that has a cavity will work as a secret compartment. Think old printers, computer towers, children’s toys, etc. (Just be sure family members know about it so your valuables don’t get donated or tossed!) For easy hidden storage access, choose an item that opens instantly, like a vacuum cleaner bag compartment. For more security, choose an item with a cover that screws shut.

7. Good Venting Is Key


Stick a magnet to a spare house key using hot glue, then tuck the key up out of sight inside the dryer vent hood. If your vent hood is aluminum or plastic, glue a magnet to the inside of the hood as well as the key.

6. Air-Return Stash

Air-Return Stash

Cut out a stud space opening to fit a return air grille. Cut off the grille screws and glue just the heads in place. Run four drywall screws into the corners of the opening so they fit just inside the rim of the grille. Then glue rare earth magnets to the back of the grille so they line up with the screw heads.

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