Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Show Me The Money

Or not. Which bank can be trusted these days?
People are starting to stow their hard earned cash under the proverbial mattress.
Or in other unlikely household crannies.
"Online retailer Keeping Women Safe has seen a 15 percent jump in sales of its "diversion safes" -- money hideaways disguised to look like everyday household products. Paint buckets and soda cans are the site's bestselling items, said owner Ted Kollins."
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, there are options other than Stanford International Bank.

Keeping Women Safe has a range of false-bottom, household itemy things, but good luck getting your hands on any.
The water bottle? Out of stock.
The carpet cleaner? Ditto.
The Coke Bottle? Forget about it.
Panic. According to the site,
Most burglars spend less than six minutes inside a victim's home and only have time to check the most obvious places for valuables. These unique "safes" allow you to hide valuables inside common household products - one of the last places a thief would think to look. According to the Chicago Police these units are better than a locked safe and a thousand times cheaper.

Oh wait, there are still Pringles Cans for $16.96 plus shipping.
Pedigree Dog Food cans are available too. Just make sure you have a dog.
Arizona Iced Tea cans. Cheers. Looks just like the real thing.
Hey wait a minute, can't we just make these "safes" ourselves? Rinse out a used household item and stash our goodies inside? Why not? It would save money.
And that's the whole idea.


Melanie Mulhall said...


This is a hoot! That people have valuables to hide is a very good sign that all is not lost in the economy. And you are absolutely right. Who needs a $20 safe that looks like a box of Cheerios. Make your own! Just remember that the old box of Cheerios has some very cheery goodies inside and don't accidentally pitch it!


LuluMom said...

Or forget! Remember Papa Brinker, stashed the money "too well" and the family lives humbly.

Rosemary Carstens said...

Any thief is going to be well aware of these products and look for them. I read that the first place they look is in the freezer! I think the homemade, nonadvertised hiding methods are probably best if you are worried about taking your money to the bank. With FDIC insurance, most money is going to be safe, but it's sure nice to have some on hand just in case it's "safe" but not readily available!

Lara said...

What a great idea, hiding my valuables in the pantry! Now, I just have to think long and hard about what kind of valuables I really have...