If you’re preparing for any crisis, your first thought is to gather and store a variety of supplies. The last thing you want is for everyone to know about them or worse, steal them.
When the “stuff hits the fan”, you could be a target if your supplies are not disguised or hidden. Keeping these out of view, even from friendly guests who visit your home, is a good idea.
There are creative ways you can keep your stash hidden. Some of my favorites are do-it-yourself projects you can knock out in a matter of a day or two.
Laundry Pedestal – The laundry room is an ideal place for secret storage. Build DIY laundry pedestals or shelves with secret storage compartments.
Staircase – Almost any indoor staircase can become a secret storage spot. Find step-by-step instructions on Google by searching for “stair drawers” and “DIY.”
Floor Boards – Add secret storage to your home with in-floor cubbies.
Wall Shelf – Buy or build a wall shelf with secret compartments. This small space is ideal for storing cash, handguns or any other small items you want to keep close and accessible.
Window Bench – Take the unused space beneath a large window inside your home by building a storage bench. This is a perfect way to store larger items such as emergency water, food or even a generator. Add decorative pillows and do your best to hide the fact that the bench contains storage.
Toe-Kick Hideaway – There’s plenty of unused space underneath your kitchen cabinets right behind the toe kicks. If you have basic carpentry skills and tools, this is a perfect storage project.
Air Vent/Return – Build a dummy air vent or air return for small items. Do not use working air vents and returns, which can damage supplies.
Interior Door –This is a perfect place to store cash. Drill a hole in the top of any door. Size the hole to fit a cylinder, such as a small mailing tube. Roll up cash and insert for safe storage.
Spare Bed – If you have a guest bedroom, this is a perfect place to store larger emergency supplies. Buy a lift-up bed frame for the most under-bed storage space.
Old Appliances – There may not be power during a disaster, so the last thing an intruder will care about is an old, outdated appliance. Remove the insides of any old appliance and fill it with supplies. Store them away where it makes sense, such as in your garage or shed.
Backyard – You can bury emergency supplies in your yard. Use weatherproof containers which are perfect for storing food and water. Be sure to remember where items are buried, because it can be easy to forget.
These are a few suggestions of places where you can hide survival supplies. What suggestions do you have on where to hide valuables and survival supplies?