The Best Places to Stash Weed: Ingenious Hiding Spots
During smoking sessions, there's nothing wrong with laying out your stash on the coffee table and taking in the beautiful sight. However, when the fun ends, you need to take measures to keep your weed hidden as well as possible. Not only will it protect your stash and keep it fresh for longer, but it'll prevent kids and animals from ingesting it.
Hiding weed won’t only save you from unwanted awkward conversations. You have a duty to keep your stash locked away and hidden if you live with children and/or pets. Below, you'll discover a long list of effective options for hiding your herb.
1. Don’t Attract Attention
First things first—avoid gimmicks that attract attention. Although funny (at least to some people), novelty boxes that have “Dad’s Secret Stash” plastered over the front are far from effective. Obviously, these items are jokes, but don’t be tempted to sacrifice the stealth of your stash for a couple of cheap laughs.
2. Inside a Hollowed-Out Book
Hollowed-out books are an old-school yet effective way of stashing weed. They’re even more effective if you have a big book collection. You can purchase a hollowed-out book, or simply make one by carving out pages using a Stanley blade. Opt for hardback books for a sturdier storage option.
3. The Little Black Containers for Film Rolls
These small containers are great for storing small amounts of weed. They’re easy to stuff away at the back of an out-of-reach cupboard or drawer. Unless your housemates or kids have a penchant for analogue photography, your weed will remain unseen and untouched.
4. Behind a Picture Frame—The More Mundane, the Better
When it comes to the best place to hide weed, don’t rule out picture frames. But we’re not talking about conventional frames. Specialised frames with an inbuilt storage compartment work as the perfect place to stash anything valuable, from gold to weed. Just make sure it doesn’t contain an adorable picture of your kids or puppies, as visitors are likely to pick these up for a closer inspection.
5. Inside a Candle Jar
Candle jars add a nice touch of decoration to any room. They don’t exactly draw attention, but simply fade into the background. If you have an opaque model with a lid, you can get away with safely stashing some weed.
6. Underneath a Potted Plant
Whether you’re a green-fingered horticulturist or prefer low-maintenance fake plastic plants, plant pots are an ideal place to stash weed under. Opt for a heavy pot that kids can’t lift and won’t blow over in heavy winds. Place your weed in a ziplock bag before stashing it away to stop creepy crawlies from getting to it.
7. In a False-Bottom Drawer
Have you ever heard of a false-bottom drawer? They’re essentially drawers with a hidden compartment at the bottom. Even if somebody happens to start snooping around your desk, they’re highly unlikely to stumble across anything stored in one of these units.
8. In a False-Bottom Shoe Box
False-bottom shoe boxes share a similar design. Even if your kids empty out your entire shoe box in a moment of extreme boredom, they’ll stop when it’s empty. Only the most forensic of searchers will even think of the possibility of another compartment underneath.
9. Inside Fake Air Vents or Bulbs
Are you dealing with exceptionally clever kids or weed-hungry housemates? If so, you might need to up your game. Fake air vents and light bulbs offer another level of stealth. Both of these options need to fit into a place where they look natural. Once in situ, they’re pretty much failsafe.
10. Inside a Secret Compartment in Your Computer
Computer towers are handy pieces of kit—you can even grow weed inside of them! Depending on the amount of herb you want to stash away, you can easily hide cannabis in a computer tower by simply removing a couple of screws here and there. The fact that you probably spend a lot of time on your computer means that browsing the Internet will double up as guard duty.
11. Inside a False-Bottom Toolbox
It would take a special kind of weed fiend to empty an entire toolbox and proceed to rip out its bottom in pursuit of THC. Unless you’re dealing with sniffer dogs, nobody is going to find weed stored in a false-bottom toolbox.
12. In a Secret Pocket
Secret pockets can help to keep your weed concealed both at home and on the go. Concealed pockets in jackets, coats, purses, backpacks, and even wallets can keep your weed close by at all times.
13. In a Small Container of Laundry Detergent
If you have young kids, you’re already keeping your laundry detergent out of reach. Regardless of who you’re hiding weed from, the chances of them looking in this location are very unlikely. Wash out the detergent bottle thoroughly before placing your weed in a ziplock bag and then into the bottle.
14. Inside a Bottle of Shampoo or Conditioner
Buy a cheap and boring brand of shampoo or conditioner. It needs to lack a pretty logo that will attract kids, and seem cheap enough next to your more expensive options to turn guests off from picking it up. Empty the bottle and rinse it out. Fill it up to around 25% capacity with water, place your weed in a 100% waterproof bag, and stuff it into the bottle; you’ll probably need a sharp knife to liberate your stash when you fancy a smoke, though!
15. Deodorants—Either Stick or Spray
Fake deodorant bottles are a great place to hide weed at home and while travelling. Obviously, you don’t want to travel through customs with one of these, but they make a great option for smuggling buds into music festivals or domestic holiday destinations.
16. Inside a Small Container of Lip Balm
We get it, you’re not Pablo Escobar; you don’t intend to carry bricks of weed everywhere you go. If you’re looking to stash just enough for a couple of vape hits, load a few tiny nugs into an empty and cleaned lip balm container.
17. Inside a Tampon Box
Most people respect others enough to not go snooping through their tampon boxes! If you want a reliable place to hide weed, you don’t need to invest in expensive novelty items. Just place a good amount of bud nestled among your tampons.
18. Inside a Bag of Coffee Beans
Weed and coffee work well together in several different ways. Not only do energising strains go hand in hand with a strong cup of coffee, but coffee beans make a great stash option. Plus, the smell of a dark roast will help to mask the familiar scent of terpenes and sulphur compounds.
19. In a Fake Gum or Candy Container
Admittedly, this one carries a little bit of risk at home. Kids are innately drawn to sweets and gum! However, these convincing fake containers make a great option for hiding weed while working in the office or setting off on a road trip.
20. Buried in a False Container of Cat Litter
Even unused cat litter grosses most people out. If you’ve ever encountered a litter tray filled with what comes out the back end of a cat, then you’ll want nothing to do with the clean stuff when you don’t have to use it. Naturally, storing wrapped-up weed and cannabis edibles in a fake litter box proves a safe and effective strategy.
21. Food Boxes
Weetos and Cheerios boxes aren’t a good option for obvious reasons. Instead, place your weed in a box of boring dry muesli to deter children from even thinking about opening the box. Alternatively, fake Heinz beans cans are very convincing—just place them in a high-up cupboard.
22. Fake-Bottom Metal Water Bottle
Water bottles are among the most inconspicuous items a person can carry, especially on a warm summer’s day. If you’re commuting to work, hiking some trails, heading to the beach, or even going to the gym, then stash your weed in a fake-bottom water bottle for peace of mind.
23. Fake Clock
Positioned high up on a wall, fake clocks keep weed way out of reach of children and out of sight of any visitors, including inspecting landlords. Not only are fake clocks a good place to hide weed, but some of them actually work and tell the time!
24. Fire Extinguisher
Sounds weird, right? But hear us out. Fire extinguishers can look out of place in some houses. However, they fit right into some residential buildings, such as large blocks of apartments. Fake extinguishers have enough room inside of them to stash a whole lot of weed. Just make sure you have an operational one hidden nearby in case of an emergency.
25. Cleaning Sprays
Cleaning sprays are exceptionally boring objects. So much so, that it takes a considerable amount of effort to pick them up and use them for their intended purpose. Most people won’t look twice at a cleaning spray, making empty bottles good places to stash cannabis and weed edibles.
26. Fake Lighter
Fake lighters blend in perfectly with their real counterparts. Just make sure the one you use to stash weed has distinct features that make it stand out to you—you don’t want to give it away by accident!
27. Fake Car Keys
Unlock a secret hiding place! Car keys are everyday items that blend into the background. Keep them in your pocket while cruising in your car or strolling down the street for an undetectable mini stash.
28. Smoking Box
Smoking boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them look like innocent jewellery boxes, whereas others have the appearance of books. These stash boxes are also typically big enough to hide away papers, grinders, and other smoking accessories.
29. In a Small Lockbox Buried in Your Backyard
If you’re desperate to stash a large amount of weed as well as possible, then you need to take some extreme measures. Grab a shovel, wait until nightfall, and get digging! Stuff your weed into a lockbox, throw it into the hole, and fill it in with dirt. Place a garden ornament over the top to cover up the disturbed patch.
30. Keep It on You!
No matter how well you stash your weed, there’s always that feeling of unease when you’re away for a while. To avoid this issue, simply keep it on your person! Use portable stash boxes like those mentioned above, and use smell-proof bags to avoid raising eyebrows as you walk past people.
31. Inside a Stuffed Animal
Kids and dogs can make easy work of ripping open stuffed animals! However, if you’re somebody that keeps them as decoration or collector's items, they make a good hiding place for cannabis.
Tips for Keeping Your Weed Fresh While Stashed
No matter where you hide your weed, you need to take measures to keep it fresh. To keep your buds in good condition, follow these simple rules:
- Cure your weed correctly
- Store it in a dry, dark location
- Store at temperatures below 25.5ºC
- Keep your storage location clean
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