Introduction: How to Hide Things From Your Family

Here is how to hide things from your family.
just remember if you get caught it wasn't my fault.

Step 1: Finding a Spot

First, you need to find a spot to hide your items. A good spot is some where in your room in the back of a rarely used drawer.

Step 2: Put Your Ittems In

Place all of your items in your spot. If you are hiding money i suggest keeping it in a wallet because it can roll around easily.

Step 3: Cover It Up!

Then cover it up with some old clothes or something and then you're done!


grannyjones made it! (author)2015-12-26

Remove drawer from dresser. (Drawers are always way short of the space in the case.) Glue container to outside back of drawer. Put valuables inside. Replace drawer.

ve2vfd made it! (author)2009-02-04

You're funny... :) You seem to think parents don't know where their kids hide stuff, like we've never done it ourselves... Rest assured, we know how and where you kids hide stuff, it's just that in most cases we choose to pretend like we don't know. :)

Itz_alice_xox_ made it! (author)Itz_alice_xox_2015-11-14

No your wrong. If we don't want something to be found then it won't, sometimes we pretend to b hiding stuff from parents to fool them into a false sense of security or to tell them something however kids are smart, we know exactly what we're doing ?

yeolddingdong made it! (author)yeolddingdong2011-03-27

no offense (old timer) but new places are being discovered by drug addicts daily.

sherms667 made it! (author)sherms6672012-08-30

Some of us "old timer" parents did drugs too. BTW- I change my daughter's bed and collect her laundry. I put it away too. Beds and laundry are not good if you are a teen and live at home. She has some pretty stupid and creative places to hide stuff, but she is only 15: wall sockets, books with compartments, battery compartments, fake cans of Pepsi, lotion bottles, above the drop ceiling, stuffed animals, under the soil in a plastic bag in a plant pot, behind picture frames, inside picture frames, computer cases, pens, speakers, CD cases: inside and under the labels, taped under tables, behind drawers, the toilet tank, in winter boots (in the summer) below the insoles, inside the guitar, IN the wall, You name it she's tried it. It's only money and notes and and stuff. Nothing to be bothered about. Someday I won't be able to find it though. She doesn't know where I hide my stuff. Anyway, it's set so that I know if she peeked. The secret is letting the kid think that their stash Is still hidden and undiscovered. And putting choice things in easy but not so obvious places. A distraction stash of "secret" unimportant stuff is a good diversion from a real one. If she finds condoms "hidden" under the bed or in the back of a drawer she won't check in the table leg.

standacrazytaco made it! (author)standacrazytaco2009-11-06

 axe can always works ;)

Weissensteinburg made it! (author)Weissensteinburg2009-02-04

Unless this generation is smarter...there's actually a collaborative effort going on between the good part of about 50 million teens. We plant decoy items in the typical hiding spots, just so that you don't suspect the real ones. For instance, when was the last time you pulled on the 3rd book from the left on the second shelf down of your child's book case?

runfromnuke made it! (author)runfromnuke2009-09-10

*Looks around at his college classmates* (I'm in the cafeteria, not a class.)

Nope, this generation is most certainly dimmer than that of the previous. There are a few shining individuals in the gloom though.

Look at how most people park these days for further proof.

garrettmikesmith made it! (author)garrettmikesmith2009-02-04

what if he actually finds like a bong or something, haha

the_mad_man made it! (author)the_mad_man2009-02-05

mine did... that was... how do we say, "awkward"

garrettmikesmith made it! (author)garrettmikesmith2009-02-05

oooo ouch

the_mad_man made it! (author)the_mad_man2009-02-06

very much so

godfreyandthandi made it! (author)godfreyandthandi2009-07-21

very much so why we have instructables... ever see the ones about using a can opener to cut off the bottom of your deodorant? that works a charm around my parents...

biggy smalls made it! (author)biggy smalls2009-02-06

all it takes is a need and a little creativity and you parents are clueless

MaxB6 made it! (author)2015-05-26

I usally hide things behind books, and i am succsessful, btw, people are finding ne and better ways to hide things each day.

j0sh11 made it! (author)2014-10-06

to figure out if ur parents know ur hiding spots crush up pills into white powder and put them in a ziploc bag and write cocaine on the bag then put it in u best hiding spot. when ur parents find it u can say its fake. u can only do this once because they will realize what u did

sherms667 made it! (author)2012-11-11

Not if everyone at home builds and mods their own computers. In our house taking off or putting on the side of a computer case is an everyday type of activity.

nruegs made it! (author)2009-02-04

I've always hidden my stuff in the electronics-related detritus that covers my desk(altoids tins, hard drive enclosures, telephones, etc), because I figured people would pass it up as they looked for the stuff that was hidden in drawers or under piles of crap/clothes.

Agentfern made it! (author)Agentfern2011-11-30

How are altoids tins electronics-related?

nruegs made it! (author)nruegs2011-12-07

Altoids tins are pretty useful as enclosures for simple projects like usb chargers and cmoy amps. Search "altoids tin" on this site to see what I mean.

BEAR GRYLLS 88 made it! (author)2011-09-06

Best place is to empty a battery cartridge and put your money in it.
it works, except if someone is searching for a battery, finds that.
since, there is no charge, they will just throw it away.
so do this at your own cost
Best of luck!

Linux_hero made it! (author)2011-05-16

Just slice a small hole in your mattress. It works awesome

drresearch made it! (author)2010-06-29

Yeah, only problem though is that new laptops have warranty seals on those compartments, so hiding stuff there = voiding warranty. If you have an old laptop, or one whose warranty has anyway expired, you can do it.

drresearch made it! (author)2010-06-28

On my laptop, not even that! No windows at all!

godfreyandthandi made it! (author)2009-07-21

n64 cartridges! best place to keep a few bucks...

thatshortkid17 made it! (author)2009-04-08

this doesnt really deserve an instructable....its like put it in a drawer and put clothes on it..not too special...sorry

finfan7 made it! (author)2009-02-14

The best way to hide something is to make it so they are never looked for.

biggy smalls made it! (author)2009-02-06

i made an invisible compartment behind a wooden drawyer. it blends right in. perfect for hiding youur stash.

duct tape apprentice made it! (author)2009-02-06

I have a great spot behind the CD rack my desk has built in next to my PC. If I move my PC over, and reach around behind the rack, there's a giant storage area where I keep lighters, pictures, and other things. It's pretty much perfect, because it's big enough to hide anything and everything I need to. I could literally fit a 24 pack of beer in it, with room to spare.

magetrainee made it! (author)2009-02-05

haha right

okoshima made it! (author)2009-02-05

I have no need to hide things from my parents, But if i ever did i have some spots that would never be found apart from the ones they know about (secret drawer in 3 1/2 floppy slot) i would tell them but then they would be public domain

garrettmikesmith made it! (author)2009-02-04

ha i do that

burton6054 made it! (author)2009-02-04

put it in the back expansion port of a ps2

JakeTobak made it! (author)2009-02-04

They would just see it through the the window in the case :P

magetrainee made it! (author)2009-02-04

true point, anyway sometimes parents actualy don't know you're hiding something, you can easily tell by seeing if thy come storming towards you with some sort of umm..... "naughty" or not good item you've hidden. anyway, another good meathod is to start potting a plant in your room and then hide whatever you want in a zip lock bag in the plants dirt

pyro13 made it! (author)pyro132009-02-04

That's a good one! Cept if its a more contraband item, it goes in your neighbors potted plant on their front porch.

pyro13 made it! (author)2009-02-04

Nah, my parents check my drawers too often. There are better stash spots. up in drywall from unscrewing light fixtures. Buried in your neighbors flower garden. Duct taped to the ceiling of a park storm drain 100 yards in. in the top branches of the rotting tree down the block.

jeff-o made it! (author)2009-02-04

As a parent, the first place I'd look would be the back of the drawers. Time to get more creative, my young padawan!

11010010110 made it! (author)2009-02-04

you can hide at the BACK of the drawyer like in take it out and duct tape your drawings of dreams to its back from outside last year some of our classmates hid a bottle of vodka in a light ceiling (those 0.6 X 0.6 tiles) in a school trip. then one slammed a mop into the ceiling by accident and the bottle fell out and shattered on the floor

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