Everyone needs a great hiding spot for their most private or valuable items. Some people hide money under their mattresses or spare keys under faux plastic rocks. You may think your "super secret impenetrable hiding spot" is brilliant but unfortunately, it's more than likely that your spot isn't nearly as clever as you think it is. Any skilled sneaky sneak knows that the first place to look for a key is under a strange rock, so you can just go ahead and forget about that one.

If you've got possessions around your house that you need to keep out of sight from prying eyes, the following 12 hiding spot ideas are a great place to start. We realize that by posting these ultra-secretive spots on the internet, we are potentially exposing them and reducing their effectiveness. That being said, these hiding spots are so ingenious that it would take a true detective extraordinaire to sniff them out. Even skilled thieves don't have the time or cunning to sniff these ones out!

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1. Suck it Up

Sometimes, when it comes to hiding something well, your best bet is hiding it in plain sight. Even the sneakiest of spies wouldn't suspect you to keep your valuables in a gross old vacuum! 

2. A Tasty Snack Hideaway 

Stash your valuables in a small bag or container and then stuff it into a plastic or glass container of popcorn kernels. No one would suspect a clear container of popcorn would ever contain your most prized possessions. 

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3. Hide it Among Your Tunes

If you've got a rad record collection, why not convert it into an awesome hiding spot? The process involves cutting apart your record cases, so don't do this to albums that you actually value. You can, however, buy several cheap or damaged records from a used store and then convert their cases into this awesome hideaway. See the full instructions here.