6 Sneaky Places To Hide Your Cash

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One of the most valuable skills you can have as a prepper is knowing where to hide your cash.

Sure, people talk about hiding your preps, and even your survival food. But the truth is, until cash is rendered useless, it’s still king. Which means it’s practically the most valuable asset you can have.

You work hard for the money you earn. And the last thing you want is for someone else to steal what’s rightfully yours.

In order to protect your assets, you’re going to need to learn how to protect your money. And, to do so, you’ll need to know about these…

6 Places To Hide Your Cash

In The Lettuce

Believe it or not, you can actually purchase a money safe that looks exactly like a head of lettuce. It has a trap door at the bottom that you can slip your cash into.

Here’s how it works. Simply store your cash in the lettuce safe,, close the trap door, and place the lettuce in your crisper drawer in the fridge. Unless the thief is looking to make a salad, they’re unlikely to find your cash stash.

Picture courtesy of Gold Survival Guide
In The Phone Case

This one is incredibly convenient, seeing as how most everyone uses a phone case to protect their device. To hide the cash, simply remove the case and slip some bills inside. Then put the case back on. Unless your case is see-through, nobody will be able to see your bills. This is a great technique for when you need to store some emergency cash on-the-go.

Inside The Door

Find a small metal tube. Then roll up some dollar bills and place them inside the tube. Drill a hole that’s just larger than the tube on the top, flat edge of your bedroom door. Stick the tube inside, and you’re good to go. The thief can enter and exit the door numerous times, and will never know he’s walking right past your stash!

In The Yard

Grab an empty pill bottle and stuff some rolled up bills inside. Screw on the top, and then head out to the yard. Grab a large rock, and using super glue, glue the bottom of the rock to the cap of the pill bottle.

Now choose a spot in the yard that you don’t think anyone would think to look. Maybe over by some bushes, or near a tree. Once you’ve found the spot, dig a small hole that’s just big enough for the pill bottle to fit completely into. Once you bury the pill bottle, all that anyone’s going to see is the rock sitting on top.

Inside The Insulation

If you’ve got a basement, go down there and look up at the ceiling to see if the joints in it are exposed. If so, slip some cash between the insulation and the floor boards. No one will suspect a thing.

In An Outlet

Unscrew the covering on an outlet, and you’ll find a space just inside to slip your dollar bills into. Screw the covering back on and nobody will be the wiser. Plus, it’s extremely unlikely that any thief will take the time to find and unscrew all your outlet coverings. They’ve got more important things to do.

NOTE: Be sure to only do this on outlets with coaxial cable/phone jack outlets. When you open these up, there’s just dead space inside to store your cash. If you use a power outlet, you may shock yourself by accident as you try to leave (or retrieve) your cash.


Although this article only covers six places to hide your cash, the fact is you’re going to need way more locations than that in order to protect your dollar bills. That’s why we’ve included these extra videos. They don’t have every idea in the book, but they’ll at least get your creativity juices flowing.

Keep in mind sometimes you’ll want to stash your cash for on-the-go. The video at the bottom has some great ideas for hiding cash while traveling.