19 Places to hide money at home

Feb 19, 2022


Having some money stored at home can come in handy in times of emergency.
In this post, I will talk about 19 places where you can safely hide money at home for easy access at any time.

1. Under your mattress

This is a very common place to hide money. Maybe so common that it would be one of the first places someone would look. But it is better than having your cash lying in the open.

2. House plants

This is one brilliant place to hide money as no one will think of going to your plant pots for cash.
Put your money in a Ziploc bag before sealing it in a waterproof container. Bury it in the soil of one of your plants, and you are good to go.

3. Wall clock

This is a good option if you don’t want to access the money too often. Once you hang up the clock, you might need to get a ladder to retrieve your cash. Moreso, it will not likely be a hiding spot that gets discovered.


4. Coca-cola Stash Can

This is another excellent way to hide your cash, and that’s only if you’re a Coke drinker. Also, you should make sure that it matches your other coke cans. Otherwise, it might be an item that will draw someone’s attention.

5. Hairbrush

A hairbrush is an actual safe that is functional. It can brush hair and stores money at the same time. This is a great place to hide money as you use it regularly.

6. Cereal box

Finish off a box of cereal and replace it with an envelope of money, close or seal the box, and put it in the pantry with other cereal.
No one will have any idea there is money in there.
And because of its size, you can hide a large amount of money in it.

7. Dictionary diversion book


Want to hide your cash in your books as Andy did from Shawshank Redemption? Here is your chance. While he used Bible in the movie, this dictionary will have a similar effect.

8. Soup bowls

You can empty one of your soup storage bowls, preferably dark-colored or translucent.
Put your money in a double Ziploc plastic bag and put it in the soup bowl.
After doing this, you can put it back in the refrigerator until a need arises for it.
This storage technique has been effective because intruders hardly expect to find money in your refrigerator.

9. In your freezer

Your freezer is a long-term favorite hiding place for almost anything. People who have trouble with their credit cards are known to put their credit cards in the freezer to help them stop using them.

10. Toilet tank

Your toilet tank shouldn’t only serve for storing water when you flush.
You could also stack your bundles of money in it, away from the eyes of anyone.
Put the money in a Ziploc bag before putting it in a jar. Then seal it tightly.
After doing this, you can place it in the toilet tank, and no one will ever suspect a thing.

11. Your Yard

Don’t Worry about how open your yard looks. It’s one of the safest places to hide your money.
Follow these steps to hide your money from prying eyes securely:

  1. Dig a hole in a hidden part of your yard that you think is secure enough for your purpose. 
  2. Put the money in a Ziploc bag.
  3.  Press it flat to let the air escape before sealing it
  4. Place the Ziploc bag in a container.
  5. Seal the container tightly before burying it to prevent rotting.
  6. Bury the container and refill the hole

Note: always remember where you buried the money

12. Bookshelves

The bookshelf has been a great place to store money for a long time now.
While this may seem like a prominent hiding place, no one has the time to go through every old book or photo album looking for money.
You can stack the cash between the pages of a few random books on your bookshelf.

13. In an old sock

While thieves will rummage through your house looking for things of value, most won’t take the time to go through every item.
Here you can take a small amount of cash and put it in a pair of unused socks in the back of your drawer.
Just make sure you don’t put too much cash in there as you want it to feel the same as a regular pair of socks.


14. Curtain rods

Curtain rods are wide enough, and they have quickly detachable ends.
Just open the cap, place the cash in the rod, and screw the lid back on.
It’s best to wrap your cash with a rubber band so loose bills don’t get stuck inside the rod.

15. Medicine cabinet

Another safe place to hide cash around your house is your medicine cabinet. The trick here is to put your money stash into things with a low probability of getting stolen.

For example, a box of bandages or a bottle of hydrogen peroxide comes to mind.

16. Tennis ball

A tennis ball is a great hiding place for money at home.
Cut open a slit just big enough for the cash to pass through. After placing the money in the ball, keep it with other tennis balls in a canister.
Squeeze the ball at each slit to open it up to get your money out. 
It will be good to mix it with other sports equipment to avoid it being obvious.

17. Stuffed animals

If you have plenty of stuffed animals, you can easily hide your cash in one of them.
Just cut it open, put your money inside, and sew or glue it back together.
Put it back in its place among the other stuffed animals.

18. Old shoe

Most shoes come with a sole that you can easily lift and fix back.
You can remove the pad, place your money in the shoe, and set the sole back in place.
Be sure to use older shoes you plan on keeping. You don’t want to accidentally get rid of your old shoes with money hidden in them!

19. Ironing board

An ironing board is an incredibly clever hiding place, one where a house thief will not think to look.
It has a cover that you can take off, allowing you to place the money inside before covering it back again safely.
Remember to avoid stacking the money because it can leave a lump that will be visible.


Finding places around your house to hide money is a smart move. You never know when you need access to fast cash and having a decent amount at home is convenient.But the downside is it could get stolen, lost, forgotten about, or even burned in a fire.

So make sure you are cautious of where you hide your money.