Preppers have a lot of food and equipment stored, but what about the items that you want to keep hidden? Here are six great places to hide things in your house.
Behind Kitchen Cabinet Kickboards
If your kitchen cabinets have toe kickboards at the bottom, there is probably a lot of spare space under there. This is one of the best places to hide things that are a little bigger than small valuables. Kickboards are often just clipped to the cabinet legs, and can be pulled out and replaced fairly easily.
Fitted cabinets or wardrobes in other rooms may also have similar spaces underneath.
Under cabinets are great places to hide things that you don’t want people to find, and provides a larger space than many of the other ideas on this list.
Above Or Between Kitchen Cabinets
Back in the kitchen again, if your kitchen wall cabinets don’t reach all the way to the ceiling, use the space above for storage. Box the area in using plasterboard or drywall, set back slightly from the front of the cabinets and painted to match the wall. This makes a great hiding place for items that is not obvious to people who might be searching.
You may also be able to access a space between cabinets in the corner of the room from above or below for additional space.
If your house doesn’t have a solid ground floor, there may be a large amount of space below the floor. Add a trapdoor in an inconspicuous area, or hidden under a floor covering.
Anything stored under the floor should be well protected from moisture and animals. Mice and rats could be attracted if food is stored there without being well packaged. Don’t completely fill the space, or pack items against any structure of the house because the air flow here helps reduce damp.
Fake Power Socket
False power sockets are a great place to hide a small number of valuables. Available from Amazon with different covers to match power socket styles for different countries, they are very subtle. Few people would think to check a power socket to find your valuables!
Inside A Clock
Buy a clock safe, which is a fully working clock with a built in storage compartment behind. The storage space is fairly small, but big enough for a few valuables.
The clock safe looks and works just like a normal clock, so is very unlikely to attract the attention of anyone looking for your valuables.
Inside A Wall
Walls are a more long term place to hide things! If you have stud walls or partition walls (i.e. walls built with a wood frame and plaster board or drywall on each side), there is space inside the wall framing where you can store items.
Once you have stored items inside, replace the board, plaster and paint it. Your items are well hidden and no one would ever look there to find them. The problem with this one is that you need to pull the plasterboard or drywall off to be able to access the space, so only use it for items you want to store for a long time!