If you have nosy parents or roommates, kids that get into everything, or simply a paranoia that your most important things will get lifted by crafty burglars, then you’re in luck!
The crew over at Household Hacker has seven easy ways to take apart basic things in your house so you can stuff more important things in there, secure in the knowledge that no one will ever be the wiser.
The video is at the end, but we’ll break it down for you here.
First of all, get a dog toy — preferably not attached to a dog or one that a dog is too attached to.
Cut a slit into the seam, stuff your money or a house key in there, and make sure you keep it away from the dog.
No dog? No problem.
Everyone has a Sharpie right?
You can turn it into a safe by removing the tip from the base and pulling it out, then cutting the ink tube to a short length.
Add some small items in there like vitamins or earrings, and then stuff the end with cotton and reassemble. Viola!
If you stumble upon a cheap thermostat, they make great safes as well.
Detach the casing from the base with a screwdriver, separate the two, and store things like rare coins or whatever else of value you want to stow away.
Reassemble, attach to the wall, and no one will ever know…until they wonder why the thermostat isn’t working.
Anyway, let’s move on to dessert…kind of…
Grab a tube of something like bread or cinnamon rolls that you can store in the freezer or fridge.
Cleanly slice around the edge until the top pops off.
In a bag or small plastic container, hide your items that can be safely frozen, and add your items into the tube.
Slip the top back on, apply a light coat of superglue, and throw that bad boy back into the fridge.
(Let’s hope no one has a craving for cinnamon rolls and attempts to get it open, but I guess you cross that hangry bridge when you get there.)
Many brushes have a bristle pad that can actually be removed.
Lift it up, stash the good, put it down, and you’re good to go.
This is not half of a hardboiled egg, but rather a soft door stop.
If you flip it over, you can take off the bottom and create the perfect space for things like secret data files.
Put the bottom back on, install the door stop wherever you need it, and enjoy the security of knowing your files — and your walls — are safe.
Finally, get a tub of butter or margarine, transfer it to a microwave-safe container, and melt it down.
Put your important item in a protective tube and place the item in the bottom of the container.
Pour the butter back into the container, throw it back in the fridge, and eventually you have something that looks like it did in the beginning — only it’s holding your secret stash.
I can’t believe it’s not butter!
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