If you have cash or valuable jewelry you’re looking to hide around the house, there are certain locations burglars are likely to check first.

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It’s something you need to know because you may think you have the perfect hiding spot that just so happens to land on this list.

Home break-ins happen, and you need to know where not to hide your most valuable possessions.

How do you protect your belongings? Where not to stash your cash?

The bedroom is the room burglars often go to first, according to an article in Reader's Digest. “That’s where you have clothes, your jewelry, your extra cash, your weapons, your prescriptions—anything of value,” says Chris McGoey, President of McGoey Security Consulting.

Here are the top 10 spots security experts say burglars may check first when invading your home.




If you are away on a trip, you may think that an old suitcase is the perfect spot to stash valuables; however, criminals sniff this out, which also doubles as a carrying case for their spoils.


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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

It's not just in spy movies that people hide things in vases. Thieves can take advantage of the often fragile stash spot.


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Photo by nrd on Unsplash

We all remember the episode of The Golden Girls when Blanche had a to-do about her missing jewelry, only to find them stored in her freezer. Well, criminals looking to take what's not theirs may remember catching that episode as well.


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Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash

Cash, credit cards, and passwords often get haphazardly strewn about in drawers, especially in offices, and it doesn't take long to forage through them to see if there is anything worth keeping.


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Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash

If thieves have already made their way into your home, what's to stop them from grabbing a drink while their at it? Especially if you have some expensive or collector's edition bottles, it's basically a 2-for-1 blue light special.


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Photo by Logan Ripley on Unsplash

Again, another hot spot given how valuable prescription drugs are on the open market.


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Photo by rc.xyz NFT gallery on Unsplash

Just like luggage, a safe or lockbox that isn't bolted down can be a quick score for a robber who can then take it home to open at their leisure.


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Photo by Chastity Cortijo on Unsplash

Closet corners and top shelves may be full of clutter, but that does nothing to actually hinder any ne'er-do-well who has a couple of minutes to spare in looking for something shiny.


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Photo by Ty Carlson on Unsplash

The ideal hiding spot for your average teenage boy, if they think it is a great idea, maybe you should take a second through before you use it as well.

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