Where Do You Hide Your Valuables?

If you’ve seen an episode of The Discovery Channel’s, “It Takes A Thief,” you’ll know that a burglar will pull out all your drawers, flip over your mattress, and tear everything off of shelves to get to your belongings.

If you’ve been hiding your money under your mattress or in your underwear drawer–yeah, so does everyone else and thieves know it. These are NOT safe places to keep your valuables.

Diversion Safes:


Do you hide your valuables in a diversion safe?

I’ll bet you already know that you can buy a soda can that’s not really a soda can or a can of shaving cream that’s not really shaving cream or an outlet that’s not really an outlet.

I guarantee that most thieves know this too.

On the bright-side, they don’t have a lot of time to go through every single can of soda or every can of shaving cream to see if it’s the real deal. But they might. So these are all low-level safety. Probably good stuff if you have roommates or you live in a dorm. If you still live with mom and dad and want to hide your lawn mowing money from your siblings, this will absolutely work. Kids don’t nearly have the experience as most adults so your average casual dorm thief will probably not know these tricks…unless they actually meant to steal your soda or your shaving cream.

Furniture With Secret Compartments, Wall Safes, and Floor Safes

Casino_(1995)_Soundtrack-FrontEver since that scene in Casino with “Nicky Santoro” (Joe Pesci) pulling back the carpet in his closet and uncovering a floor safe–I’ve wanted one!

But keep in mind, a safe only works if no one else knows about it. Don’t tell your buddies all about it the next time see them. You never know who THEY’LL tell.

The premise of, “In Cold Blood,” comes to mind. The ex cons broke into the Clutter farmhouse because they were told about a safe with large amounts of cash. Truth be told, there was no safe and the entire family was murdered for nothing.

“I didn’t want to harm the man. I thought he was a very nice gentleman. Soft spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.”

Keep your mouth closed and don’t even ACT like you have secrets worth taking.