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A thief breaks into your house, and they know they have a limited amount of time to ransack the place. Where do they go? Well, criminals know where you’re most likely to hide your most valuable possessions. But you’re smarter than that – so plan ahead by hiding your things in any one of these 40 clever locations.

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40. Re-fill the dog food container

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Yes, a large bin full of dog or cat food makes for the perfect hiding spot. For what thief will dig through it to find your treasure in the little time they have? So before you refill your pet’s kibble, place important papers in a bag and put them at the bottom. Then, camouflage them with the pet food you pour on top. Voila.

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