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15 Clever Ways To Hide Secret Stuff In Your Dorm Room

Updated October 8, 2019 42.2k views15 items

Campus living can be a tad invasive. You're out of your parents' house and ready to live free and kick it hard, but then an email pings into your inbox with the subject line "Room Inspections." What's a young adult with a pad full of contraband to do? Don't worry - there are plenty of ways to secretly keep stuff in your dorm room. You just have to think beyond a conspicuously over-stuffed underwear drawer.

With a few quick tips, it's easy to know where to put small secret things in your dorm. There are all kinds of nooks and crannies where you can store stuff, and no one will be any the wiser, not even your roommate. Maybe you don't want your roomie getting into your secret stash, and you're not the passive-aggressive note type. Perhaps you don't want anyone to make off with your college décor. Or maybe you just want to hide stuff as a prank. Whatever the reason, this list is your go-to guide on how to hide items at college.

  • The Cabinet Under The Sink Is A Great Hiding Spot

    If you're lucky enough to have a sink in your room, then hiding your stuff in the cabinet underneath said sink is a safe bet. Who wants to look under a sink? All that's there is gross pipes and cleaning products.

    So stuff your stash under those gross, dripping pipes and be safe in the knowledge that no one but a plumber is ever going to go snooping.

  • Keep Things In A Deodorant Container

    This method requires a stick of roll-on deodorant. Simply empty it of deodorant, make a plug of fake deodorant with candle wax, and get ready to stash your stuff.

  • Make A Secret Hiding Spot In Your Bookshelf

    You're at college. You're going to have a bookshelf. And while you could pile it with college text books you're never going to open, or binders full of notes you're never going to reread, you could also use it as a great hiding place. Put a bunch of empty binders on that shelf, line them up tight so there's no way anyone could see what they're hiding, and put your secret things behind them.

    If you're an experienced DIY-er, you could try building a stealth shelf, too.

  • Stash Valuables In A Mayo Jar

    Hold onto to those condiment jars, because you've just found yourself a perfect hiding place. Take a jay of mayonnaise, paint the inside of it white so it looks fairly full. After the paint has dried, you can store valuables inside of it.

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