We-and this includes everyone from 7 to 70- have reasons to hide money. While it could range from a bizarre reason to protect it from your cunning siblings, an invisible and possibly a non-existent thief ( these sounding from a 7-year old’s shoes) to solid reasons as to safeguarding liquid money from suspecting neighbours ( or even more truthfully your own folks) to an actual thief ( and yes, these being from the old shoes of a 70 year old). Bizarre or statistical, these reasons lead to actions and 7 or 70, no one lacks creativity when it comes to hiding precious, pretty money. While the list could go on, and keep surprising me, let me slide you through some unusual places to hide money that I collected from various sources- friend, family and foe!
Before I receive your shower of boo-hoos, let me state my point. Piggy bank is of course as common a place for money storing as can be. But try settling this little bank in a really really queer place, say…in your freezer??
19. Cookie Jar
Well of course cookie jars are a pleasant sight and the filled ones, warmer. Ever thought about converting this into a money store? This would provide a pretty big space and also save your money from unsuspecting eyes… Unless of course you have a candy loving kid whose best friend is the cookie jar. Tough luck then!
18. Teddy bears!
Let’s jump from cookies to teddys. Don’t the above two just look adorable? Adorable enough to go unsuspected? Well that’s the plan. Remember those cute cuddly teddy bears that come with an inbuilt battery and a zip at the back to access this battery? How does that space picture to you as a cozy, cuddly money storing space? Conniving much?
17. Hollow book
One of my personal favourites. How often do you suspect a good classic to be a little piggy bank in disguise? This idea would be great for those who maintain home libraries and this hiding place would be one tough bush to beat. Only regret being the need to cut the pages off. Then again there are those ready-made cut/hollow books that serve the purpose.
16. Underground secret jar
If this sounds a bit in the lines of Sherlock or Poirot, forgive me. A well protected jar buried in your garden or backyard could be a wonderful and unusual place to hide your money. Only mark the place with a pebble or little something. Apparently this was a favourite of our ancestors.
15. Specs box
Why not have a plan B for those boxes you get with your specs? They do seem spacious enough to hold money, don’t you think? Some spectacle indeed!
14. Inside pillow covers
If you love to sleep with your money don’t let him far, keep him cozy. Wouldn’t under your mattress sound warm a place to hide your/money? Hiding it inside your pillow cover also sounds cozy and near enough too!
13. Someone else’s pillow/ mattress
For those of you who want to run that extra mile of cunningness, go ahead and hide your money under your roommates’ mattress, only double check that he/she is a lazy,unclean fellow who for the love of the world wouldn’t think of changing sheets!
This might seem a bit odd for those of you believe socks serve two functions:
a) To be worn
b) for dear old Santa
well let me introduce a 3rd one- hide your money too!
11. Washroom secret tile
spooooooky enough? Architecture is coming up with too many innovations, make your architect to create a secret inbuilt tile that is removable and has a cubic space to stash your cash. Oh and do make a point to know which tile is which lest you be no worse than the guest!
10. Between stairway planks
If your architect did a good job of your secret tile from no.11, hold onto that one. Fix up a loose plank that acts as a make shift tiny cupboard to store/hide money. Last instruction for 11 follows swift.
If washrooms and stairways can serve an ulterior purpose why opt out good, comfy sofa? You could simply nudge in cash through the cut pieces between a sofa or if you wish to go elaborate have a dummy cupboard beneath the sofa.
No, don’t think straight. If washrooms can come with secret tiles and stairways with fake planks and sofas with dummy cupboards then let’s put a little door into a door. Make a little hole in any of the ends and have a fitting key for this too. And of course, lock your money in from unsuspecting eyes!
7. Curtain rods
Here think straight, with a tinge of creativity. The round empty spaces of your curtain rods would be a little adventurous if the empty holes were to be stuffed with your secret cash.
6. Inside picture frames
While the picture frames trigger a good past, let the back space of the frame tigger a sly smile from the present! Now that’s some overloaded memory for one frame!
5. Inside garments
This would come as no surprise I’m guessing. This little trick is as ancient as..well really ancient. Anywhere from a secret jeans pocket to the most obvious bra space, money kept here is indeed very personal!
4. Phone covers
That crammed space between your phone and your phone cover sounds delicious for a couple of notes, don’t you think?
I decided to go with different boxes and realised that would seem way too many. Nevertheless various boxes serve various needs- and one common one too :
a. Jewellery box- earring box, bangles box, etc can also stack cash
b. Make up box- there’s always space for a little something more.
c. Tampon box- strongly feminine ?
d. Tissue box- hide among the whites.
e. Watch box- time and money, precious combination indeed!
This list could go on, but you the idea and that’s important.
2. Fan cup
Never would have I guessed this one had it not been for my friends’ suggestion in class today. I shall make it a point to check her fan the next time!
Yes, my `the favourite’ of places. A priest one suggested the same, remarking the Bible is trusted to safeguard, for it is only occasionally used and therefore would be a sound money storing space! Well I don’t know if I will toe his line but I have always taken to keeping my extra cash or some important paper documents inside the Bible.
20 places is never enough for a population bursting with creativity. And like I said, 7 or 70, your reason stays and so does your hiding places. If you got more on this, take the stage and share your mind.
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