The genius ways of hiding your valuables while travelling

Jun 05, 2017

If you have lost your valuables during a holiday, you’ll know how that can ruin your wonderful experience.

Whilst keeping everything in the safe can be the best option, there have been cases where hotel safes too could not protect valuables from thieves.

So, what can we do?

The trick is to hide and camouflage your products with things that are inexpensive – a shampoo bottle.

Whether it’s an empty shampoo bottle or spice jar (for campers), these are everyday items a thief is not going to give a second glance.

All you need to do is clean the bottle out thoroughly before adding your valuables. You can also put your items in a Ziploc before securing them in the bottle.


To reuse a spice jar, first empty and clean out the jar. Then paint the inside with glue and add spices or herbs again to coat the jar and give the appearance it is still full. Discard the extra herbs, put your stash in a plastic bag and insert into the jar. Done!

If all else fails, it’s smart to have a decoy wallet handy in the event that you get pick-pocketed or held up. Thieves will probably go for any old wallet you pack with old gift cards or cardboard junk-mail cards from banks. You can throw or hand over a decoy wallet in the event of a mugging, or keep one at the top of your bag in case a pickpocketer strikes.

Do you have any other tricks?


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