While hiding food sounds like a challenge, it really isn’t. There are numerous places around your home where you can stash it. As long as your food is the type that doesn’t need to be refrigerated, you can pretty much keep it anywhere that isn’t overly sunny. With that said, these 17 hiding places are good places to start. Should someone break-in during an emergency situation, they won’t be able to find your rations.
1) Put It in a Hollowed-Out Lamp
A lamp that has a hollow section, like a brass one, is a good place to stash a few small boxes of granola bars or other similar things.
2) Reuse Those Decorative Pillows
Decorative pillows with their stuffing removed can hold any number of things, including food. Just make sure that no one leans up against them, as that won’t be comfortable.
3) Create Hiding Spaces in Your Kitchen
Did you know that you can remove a few floorboards to create some hidden kitchen storage?
4) Place It Inside of Your Box Spring
Look at it this way – your box spring is mostly hollow anyway. You might as well use it for food storage. You’d be surprised at how much will fit there.
5) Hide It in Plant Pots
Some plant pots have a hollow base that’s just big enough for some decent food storage. Just make sure that this area stays dry.
6) Reuse Solid Colored Containers
As long as you wash the containers, you can use them to hold any number of things, from dry goods like oatmeal to packaged ones.
7) Bury It in Your Yard
An airtight plastic container can be filled with food and then buried like a time capsule. Just don’t forget where you stashed it.
8) Place It in Your Old Electronics
Remove the electronics from an old television set and then put food inside of it. Place it back up against the wall to be very covert.
9) Keep It in Your Garden
There’s nothing wrong with placing your food in airtight plastic containers and then burying it in your garden, then placing a few plants on top.
10) Inside Your Kitchen Cabinets
Yes, your kitchen cabinets (the back of them anyway, behind the pots and pans) can hold hidden caches of food.
11) Purchase “Covert Furniture”
They sell covert furniture that comes with built-in secret hiding places. You can put food and other things safely inside of them.
12) Make a Hiding Space in a Wall
If your home didn’t come with a hidden passageway, you can always create your own by making a handy built-in.
13) Stack Some Behind Your Headboard
This one is easy – pull your headboard out from the wall and fill the space with some plastic crates or cardboard boxes of food.
14) Use the Space Under Your Basement Steps
This space can be used for many things. If you create a hidden door, you’ll be able to keep a lot of different things here.
15) Place it in Solid Boxes
Boxes are great places to hide food, especially if they are solid and not from food companies. No one will realize what’s there.
16) Hide It In a Bird House
Keeping the birds out might be a challenge, but you can keep some boxed up items here. Just make sure that the items are unappealing to any feathered friends in the area.
17) Put It in a Vent
You have to be careful with this one, but you really can place some small items inside of a vent. Just don’t block the airflow.