20 secret hiding places that would fool the smartest of burglars

We all have valuable objects that we want to hide from potential burglars or even 'nosey parkers' who like to rifle through drawers when our backs are turned. At the same time wall and floor safes are so common that if someone does plan on stealing our stuff, they're the first things they'll look for.

So we've trawled the internet and have come up with a list of ideas to help you secretly stash away valuable objects or even create hidden rooms!

1. A secret drawer under a window

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2. Rotating bookcases to hide a secret room

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3. Turn shelves into secret drawers

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4. Hide spare front door keys in a bird house

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5. Stash away valuables in food jars

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6. Create a mini safe on top of a door - great for money, memory cards and small objects!

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7. Create a hidden entrance to your cellar by covering it with a carpet

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8. Turn a chair into a hidden safe

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9. When you're at the beach, bury valuables in the sand by wrapping them up in a diaper

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10. You can also hide objects behind tiles!

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11. An another cool way to hide a room behind a bookcase

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12. Hide money behind photos - less obvious that the classic 'wall safe behind a painting' technique!

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13. Gain storage space and hide away valuables by turning your stairs into drawers

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14. If you have kids who like helping themselves to ice cream... Just pop sweet treats in an old frozen vegetable bag! 

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15. Turn old CD boxes into mini safes

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16. DIYers can also create safes behind fake wall plugs!

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17. Use an old pill bottle and a stone to make a waterproof safe that you can hide in your garden!

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18. Paint the inside of an empty jar so that it looks like it's full and then hide away your valuables in the fridge!

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19. Hide valuable objects under fake plants or flowers

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20. Get creative by painting a big sponge and attaching it to the top corner of your porch - potential burglars will just think it's a bird's nest!

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