• Hacks

22 Brilliant Ways To Hide Cash Around Your Home (Just In Case)

List RulesVote up the most clever tips to hide your cash.

If you’re like most of the world, you do your big spending with a debit or credit card. The thing is, you should always have a little cash stashed around your home in secret safes just in case something comes up; you never know when you’re going to need it. If you’ve got a surplus of money but need hiding place ideas, then you’ve come to the right place because this list is going to help you figure out the most creative places to hide money without having to go buy any extra equipment. So get all your cash together and keep reading to figure out the best hiding places for all those sweet, sweet green backs.

It’s hard to know the best place to hide money in house furniture because you don’t want to have to rip up all your chairs for a few hundred bucks, but you also don’t want to get too complicated with your hiding spots, lest you forget where you’ve hidden your money and have a nervous breakdown. The best way to hide money around your house is to pick multiple places that you won’t forget (or write yourself a reminder if you’re the forgetful type), and hide your cash in different places. That way, if someone does break into your house and make off with your freezer bag full of money, they won’t have your entire savings.

Vote up the cleverest places to hide your cash around the house, and then leave your favorite hiding places in the comments. What’s the worst that could happen?

  • Photo: César Rincón / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    Hide Your Cash In A Solid Colored Jar And Keep It In A Fish Tank

    There are plenty of ways to hide your money in a fish tank - you can stick in a jar, hide it in a little castle, or shove it under a rock. Or you can put it in the filter. Go nuts! 

    Is this clever?
  • Photo: Cezary Borysiuk / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    Roll A Wad Of Cash Into A Flashlight

    This hiding spot works whether you use a real flashlight or a flashlight specially meant for hiding things. Whichever you decide to use, just make sure you remember where you hid the cash. 

    Is this clever?
  • Photo: Angela de Março / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0

    Hide Your Cash Behind A Fake Wall Outlet

    You know where a thief is never going to look? Behind any of your wall outlets. You have to cut into some sheetrock to do this, but that's nothing that you can't handle. 

    Is this clever?
  • Photo: Robbie1 / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    If You've Got An Attic, Hide The Cash In The Insulation

    It doesn't matter how good a burglar is at robbing people, they're not going to dig through your insulation. Not only is it time consuming to go through your attic, but it's also incredibly itchy. 

    Is this clever?