We have mentioned in an earlier guide about the importance of starting an emergency fund, but where exactly can you stash that money around the home? We are going to be taking a look at some creative options during this post. The reason that we want to split our funds and have separate hiding spots is that should someone break in to your home and find one stash, they won’t get all of your savings.
As always, if you have any more clever ideas that you think should be added to the list, drop them in the comments and I will get them added.
In the Fish Tank
Place some of your cash into a jar or other water-tight container and hide it in your fish tank. There are many places including in the filter and any little ornaments where an intruder just wouldn’t think of looking.
Inside Your Flashlight
I wouldn’t hide cash in your best flashlight incase an intruder takes a liking to it but cash can be rolled up and placed inside the battery compartment of your flashlights.
Inside Air Vents
One place an intruder will never even think of looking is behind the air vents in your home. Just put some cash in to a little bag and tape it to the inside wall of the vents.
Bottom of the Tissue Box
No intruder is going to steal a box of tissues so why not hide some cash in the bottom.
In the Toilet Tank
Just put your cash in to a plastic bag and put it in the toilet tank. Don’t worry it’s only clean water.
In the Insulation
An intruder usually likes to be straight in and back out again. He won’t usually head for the attic so consider stashing some cash in the insulation.
In the Planter Box
Place some of your cash in a plastic prescription bottle with a small rock glued to the lid, cover it and shove the bottle down in to the soil so only the rock shows.
This may be a bit old school but grab an old book and hollow out the pages to create your very own hollow book safe.
Under the Bathtub
If you have a bathtub that is cased in, you can remove the panels, hide your valuables and then put the panels back. What criminal would ever think of looking under your bathtub?
Back of the Drawer
Drawers don’t actually go all the way back in to the cabinet. Put your cash in an envelope and tape it to the back of the drawer.
Behind the Toe-Kicks
Behind the toe-kicks of your kitchen cupboards, there is a huge amount of unused space.
Top of Door
Drill a hole in the top of any interior door. Size it to fit a cylinder such as an old film container or a cigar tube. Roll up some bills and keep them there.
That’s all I’ve got for now but share your own ideas below and I’ll get them added to the list.