August 21, 2021, 17:37 | Business
If you have something to hide, we will tell you how to hide a valuable item in the walls of an apartment, office or even a hotel room.
There is very little money, gold and various valuable things in the world. But there are a lot of people. This tragic dissonance leads to the need to hide valuables. Not only from intruders, because they may not get into your apartment. It is much easier for them to wait on the street, because as a reward for their patience they receive not only your money, but also the chance to hit you on the head with a piece of pipe, informs Ukr.Media.
Unfortunately, in addition to thieves, which you do not see so often, there are other dark personalities who love to dig into things. These are, first of all, wives who are looking for evidence of the existence of a mistress. And secondly, mistresses who are looking for evidence of the presence of a wife.
In general, if you have something to hide, we will not ask where you got it from and whether you can buy another one cheaply there – we let's just tell you how to hide a valuable object in the walls of an apartment, office or even a hotel room.
Although it may seem that thieves are not friends with common sense (because they just take money, instead of earning it with hard labor!), in fact, this is not the case. No criminal will risk his life in vain. Therefore, it is more logical to hide valuable things where you yourself are afraid to put your hands for fear of death or injury.
A trap or a neighbor's wife satisfies these conditions, but there is also a simpler hiding place – a socket! Turn off the electricity in the apartment and remove the plastic cover from the outlet. A hole in the wall full of dangerous wires will surely appear under it. It is quite possible to hide money among them.
Just keep in mind that the objects you hide in the outlet must not conduct current. It would be good to wrap any treasure with a rubber glove just in case.
Plus, girls feel an almost sacral horror of sockets. So there's no better place for a secret late-night sandwich, dirty socks, or sentimental souvenirs left over from your ex.
The downside is that if you have absolutely no knowledge of electrical engineering, the risk of making a short circuit is still very high.
Socket – variation 2
A variation on the theme of the hiding place, already described above, is a socket outlet. Instead of digging in the wires, risking your life, Just make a box out of plywood, put valuables in it and wall it in the wall.
Screw the outlet cover to the wall outside. That's it, the fake is ready!
To divert your eyes, you can even stick a device into it that you hardly use, for example, an iron.
Plus – the plug socket repels no worse than the real one, but has an even larger capacity.
Minus – the hole for the box should be closed at the repair stage. Pulling out wires from a ready-made outlet is a troublesome task. In addition, you may one day understand why one of the sockets does not work. Start repairing it – and you will feel stupid.
If you have already joined the number of those rare lucky ones whose apartment has a toilet, consider that you have an almost ready-made hiding place. And we do not mean a banal drain tank, because this "safe" belongs to the number of checked – in the sense that thieves check it first. No, look deeper.
If you remove the lid of the tank, then in most cases there will be water under it. A float will hang on its surface – a plastic pear on a stick, which controls the ebb and flow of water in the tank.
Turn off the water and unscrew the float with a decisive movement. In your hands will be a good container the size of a fist, capable of holding a twisted wad of money. Pushing bills one by one through a narrow hole is a tedious task. Therefore, we suggest cutting the float, stuffing it with treasures and sealing the seam with super glue. And even better — brew it with a lighter or a not very heated soldering iron.
Plus, the beauty of the hiding place is that thieves will definitely look into the drain tank, and when they make sure that the money is not taped from the inside, they will put the lid back in place and not lift it again (usually they don't have much time to check every potential hiding place twice).
Minus – it will be difficult to get to the treasures when they are urgently needed. In addition, there is a risk of damaging the float or reducing its water capacity, stopping the operation of the toilet.
Detective author F. Dürrenmatt liked to repeat: they say, if you want to hide a tree, hide it in the forest. If you extrapolate this advice, it turns out that money should be hidden among other money. However, Dürrenmatt should not be taken literally. He just wanted to say that the least noticeable thing is that which does not disturb the natural environment.
What are you used to seeing in the bathroom? A stack of magazines, summer rubber, but most importantly, pipes! They fit so naturally into the interior of the toilet or bathroom that no one will think of listing the pipes or looking for answers to the questions why they are here and where they go. And this is your trump card.
Find somewhere (at a dump or in a store) a pipe similar to those laid in your apartment. Take the appropriate scrap and hide the valuables inside it. Then install it parallel to the actual pipe, such as the one that goes from the sink to the main line, or to those that have faucets that shut off the water supply. You can't find a better place to hide.
Plus, when you change your home, valuables are easily transported with the pipe and hidden in a new place.
The downside is that if you forget about the hiding place, even professional detectives are unlikely to help you find it.
Make hiding places in the foam of sofas and chairs people guessed a long time ago. Thieves, in turn, guessed that people guessed about it. Therefore, they often remove the upholstery from the furniture and see if there is a hole in the foam with a treasure. If it is not detected, the upholstery is carefully nailed in place (a joke, of course, thieves have nothing else to do but nail the upholstery).
Fool everyone! Not only remove the cover from the sofa, but also pull out part of the foam. Then cut a hole in the part that cannot be seen at a glance. Or make a slit with the blade, put your hand in there and cut the hiding place deep into the mass of foam.
When you extend your hand, the edges of the slit will close and the hiding place will be out of reach. And you can nail the upholstery with a regular stapler.
A plus — if you hide valuables near the surface, you can always make sure they are in place.
Minus – sometimes sofas are stuffed not with foam, but with small garbage that is scattered all over the apartment, you just need to remove the upholstery.
< p>One of the few hiding places that can be equipped even in an unfamiliar place. For example, in a hotel room.
Magnets that keep the door of the refrigerator closed are usually enclosed in a rubber braid. Bend it and cut it with a blade in an inconspicuous place. Some of the magnets will be easy to remove (they are usually segmented, and if not, the soft material can be easily crumbled or broken with bare hands).
The doors will still close – to lock them in place , half of the magnets will be enough. And in the resulting rubber groove, it will be possible to easily hide folded bills, columns of activated carbon tablets and other small objects.
Plus, the refrigerator is probably the only electrical appliance that householders rarely carry due to its dimensions.
The downside is that if they do take it away, they are unlikely to be able to use the stolen valuables, they are so well hidden.
Another hiding place that can often be found even in hotels is the curtain rod in the bathroom. Usually this tube with rings is hollow. Removing it is simple. It is also easy to remove the rubber knob.
Make sure that the valuable thing is smaller in diameter than the eaves tube. The fact that it does not fit in there is half the trouble. It is worse if the thing slips to the middle of the tube and gets stuck there. Then the thieves will have to saw the eaves – and you don't want to burden people once again, who are already running out of time?
Plus – you can hang a curtain on the eaves.
Minus – if the tube will not be hollow, but solid, it will have to be drilled with a drill.
Since you already have a lot of things in the fridge, a small, inconspicuous pot with jelly is unlikely to attract attention. So hide your valuables in it! If the dish is opaque and unattractive, the object lying on the bottom and wrapped in polyethylene will be difficult to notice.
The ideal option is to forget the pan for so long that its contents have time to cover the top with mold. Disgust is a powerful deterrent.
Plus, anything can be hidden in pots with opaque food (borscht, mashed potatoes, Coca-Cola) in a couple of seconds. So if you always have something like this in the fridge or on the stove, a search will never catch you by surprise.
The downside is that if thieves break into the apartment hungry, they can take the food at the same time.
The metal edging of the end of the tabletop, or as normal people call it, “that piece of crap that is at the side of the table”, is good not only because it leaves puffs on clothes. With proper dexterity, you can hide various necessary things behind it.
Unscrew the edging with an ordinary screwdriver. Make several holes in the exposed end with a drill. With the help of a narrow jigsaw or even a file, eliminate the jumpers between the holes.
When you finish, you will have an excellent narrow pencil case, the depth of which is limited only by the dimensions of the table. It is worth returning the edging to its place – and the contents of the pencil case will be hidden from prying eyes.
Plus – the end is unscrewed, usually at kitchen tables. And this means that the hiding place will last for five or even ten years: kitchen sets are updated less often than other furniture.
The minus is that it is easy to get to the hiding place, but for this you will always have to have it at hand screwdriver So you will have to take it from the neighbor forever or even buy it.
If you are one of those people who keep cacti near the computer in the hope that they will save you from harmful radiation, then – first, you are a victim of a myth. And secondly, you have another almost ready hiding place.
Pull the cactus out of the pot, loosening the soil around its roots. Don't be afraid to hurt him! Cacti can go without roots at all for a while, so if you tear off a couple, nothing bad will happen.
Now cut out the core of the cactus in the lower part, it will not be difficult to do. Hide the money inside and dig the cactus back into the pot. Thieves may think of poking a probe into the ground. But they are unlikely to contact the cactus itself. Thieves do not like pets at all.
Plus, cacti come in different shapes and sizes, and their large number in an apartment is unlikely to confuse anyone.
Minus – due to frequent commotion with thorny plants, fingers will be pricked.
Why haven't you created a suspended ceiling in your apartment yet? Then you will have to skip this point and forever remain in the dark that things can be hidden there. After all, there is always a more or less narrow gap between the plasterboard sheet and the real ceiling. A pony, let's say, won't go in there, but jewelry can be stored on the ceiling.
One secret: plasterboard will not be sold if you put a sheet of plywood on it in advance, and already on the plywood – a casket or a wad of money. The weight will be distributed over a larger area, and the ceiling will not collapse.
The easiest way to access the hiding place is through the hole for the chandelier. If it is too small (for example, you want to put your head in the hiding place and make sure to save its contents), you can expand the hole. But, you understand, it will be easier to notice.
By the way, the lamp, which you will later use to plug the hole again, can be coated with white toothpaste on the edges – this will create the illusion that the ceiling was whitewashed after the chandelier was installed and it is built in tightly. The effect will be even better than from a note pinned nearby, “there is no hiding place, the chandelier is built in tightly''.
Plus, most halogen lamps are easily removed from their sockets, which ensures constant access to the hiding place.
Minus – ideally, the hiding place should be planned at the stage of repair, otherwise the gap will probably be too narrow, and it will be possible to put plywood under a heavy object only from the neighbor's apartment above. And even then, only after dismantling the floor there in advance.