Shut Up and Take My Money: Top 5 Ways To Hide Your Stash

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Let's be honest, Seattle. Be it money, jewelry or weed - everyone of you has a little nook or cranny that you want nobody snooping about in. But how safe is your stash? Those false-bottomed Coke cans and sock drawers won't fool that twitchy, nosy roommate of yours for long.Thankfully, the Internet is a treasure trove of new and sneaky solutions for hiding what you love.

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Here are five of the best ...

1. Electrical Outlet Wall Safe

They say a burglar typically spends less than six minutes in the victim's home. A hurried thief will always go for the obvious - technology, jewelry boxes, even the traditional safe if he's feeling code-savvy. But he certainly won't hang around to unscrew your outlets. This inconspicuous wall safe may be small, but it will keep your cash, back-up credit cards and an emergency joint out of unwanted hands.

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2. Door-Top Stash

Speaking of spots an intruder would never think to check - the top of the door he's just muscled through is a gold medal contender. Its insides are a perfect place to store other small valuables. Just drill a hole and fill it with secrets. There's even a tutorial on how to build this inventive compartment yourself.

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3. Hollowed-Out Book

Sometimes, the best place to hide is in plain sight. The hollowed-out book is a classic way to store your untouchables while flaunting your literacy. This book vault version from ThinkGeek maximizes the afforded space by combining the thickness of two tomes--enough wiggle room to hide some bulkier items (scent-seal not guaranteed). Just make sure you're not stuffing cash in a bestseller. Try something no one would ever pick up, like Mitt Romney's guide to responsible pet care.

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4. Hide-a-Shoe

For the on-the-go sneaks and the hands-free enthusiasts, the greater minds among us have invented footwear with secrets. Whether they're disco wedges with spring-loaded heel flaps or sporty flip-flops with slide-out money trays, it seems like the covert apparel market is bursting with variety. Now you, too, can smuggle your stuff with style.

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5. Hidden Bookcase Door

Finally, if you're looking to conceal something bigger than average, hollow books and fake outlets just won't cut it. You'll have to enter secret room territory. And every secret room needs a trick door. Luckily, the folks over at Opulent Items: Home of Unusual Luxury have you covered. Their double agent bookcase is actually mounted on a sliding track and will fold in half, granting you passage to whatever lies behind it--gold bricks, grow room or what-have-you.

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