The 6 Best Places To Stash Weed At Home
Does it ever feel like you have no place to leave your weed? If you’re saddled down with nosy (so to speak) roommates or family members, you may be at a loss for good stash spots. We’ve compiled six of the safest and most secure spots for you to hide your weed, to help you keep your stash safe and your mind untroubled.
In an ideal world, we’d all be able to use pot openly, storing it wherever is most convenient. But unfortunately, weed is still highly stigmatised, and in most parts of the world, criminalised as well. Many cannabis users live with roommates or family members who are hostile to weed, and for these users, hiding their stash is sadly necessary.
There are several strategies you can use to keep your pot safe. We’ll address a few, along with lessons you can pull from different approaches.
1. DEAD COMPUTER
Got an old computer that no longer works? Stick a pack of weed inside and toss the machine in a corner. There’s a sense of privacy around electronics, and few snoopers will go so far as to crack open your hardware. Computers and their parts are expensive, and your roommates and parents are unlikely to dispose of your computer without your permission, even if they know it’s broken.
One approach would be to unscrew off the backplate, stash some weed in the machine, and re-screw a couple of the screws, leaving the rest aside. This will hide the weed while also allowing you easy access. Just make sure you don’t do this with a “live” computer, as that could be a fire hazard. Also, you’ll want to pack your weed well, as the smell will travel easily through the computer case.
2. YOUR HAIR
If you’ve got long hair or dreads, then why not put them to use? Tie your hair in a messy bun, and place your baggie of weed inside. This illustrates a crucial principle about hiding weed: keeping it on your person will generally be the most secure. Better yet, in most places it’s illegal to search you without your consent, unless you’re being arrested. So as long as you can avoid committing crimes, you’ll be able to avoid detection pretty reliably. Bonus: you’ll seem very cool when you pull that primo bud out of your bun!
If you’re using this strategy, you’ll want to have strong-smelling shampoo or hair oil to mask the scent of cannabis.
3. PET FOOD
When it comes to hiding weed, your cat or dog might be your best friend. Just stick your baggie of weed at the bottom of the pet food bag and let it hang out. Pet food smells extremely strong, and will go far in masking the dank smell. Make sure the bag is well-sealed, as a weed-and-dog-chow mess is not something you want to deal with. This strategy obviously has drawbacks if other people will be accessing the food bag, but hey: you could offer to take on full pet feeding duties. The animals will like you more, and you’ll gain the perfect stash spot!
In the case of cats, if someone does find it, you can tell them it’s catnip. Keep in mind, this may not fool someone who has a passing familiarity with weed.
4. IN BAKED GOODS
If you have the house to yourself for a day or two, consider going on a baking spree and cooking up some delicious, compact edibles. Edibles will seem like normal baked goods to most non-weed-savvy snoops, and won’t emit much of a smell (though the baking process will—which is why you need to be alone for that part).
With this strategy, your main imperative is to make sure that no one eats the edibles thinking they’re normal baked goods. You’ll need to hide them well, and stick a clear “private property” label on them.
5. ON THE BOTTOM OF A DRAWER
If you have little private space, you’ll need to get creative. Taping your stash to the bottom side of a drawer can be an effective way to hide your goods from others. Note that this doesn’t mean in the drawer: it means under it.
To stash your weed under a drawer, pull out the drawer and tape your weed to the back or bottom. Then, push it back in and close it shut. From the outside, everything seems the same; little do onlookers know that drawer is now hiding some treasure! This spot should remain secure, as cohabitants will have few reasons to pull out random drawers. Make sure you practice proper smell protection for this one—you may want to place something fragrant and innocuous, like an air freshener, inside the drawer.
6. HOLLOWED-OUT BOOK
This one is an oldie, but a goodie. On the outside it looks like a book, and on the inside: weed. You can either buy a premade hollow book, or make one yourself. To make one yourself, start by picking a long, heavy book, preferably of boring subject matter. Wheat paste together all the pages, then paste them to the back cover. Wait for it to dry, and use a pen knife to cut a hole through the now-solid mass of pages.
Now you have a super-stealth stash holder. If you carve out some extra space, you can add an air freshener or two to help mask the smell.
A NOTE ON SMELL
As you may have gathered, the most important part of stashing your weed is to prevent smell leakage. A whiff of weed can lead a suspicious onlooker to start searching places they wouldn’t normally look—and could lead them directly to your stash.
The most important step in keeping your weed neutral-smelling is to pack it in an airtight container. Check out this article for advice on products that’ll lock in your bud’s smell, and help keep it safe.
Looking for a good place to stash your weed? Read on for six ideas for how you can keep your stash safe from prying eyes and noses.
7 Best Ways To Stash Weed At Home
Ohhh we remember the days when we still had to keep the fact that we smoked weed to ourselves to avoid confrontations with close friends and relatives.
Those days of getting home after a sesh with friends and freaking out over the red puffy eyes or the weed perfume all over us, using eye drops and splashing perfume all over ourselves. We laugh now when we look back, though we understand how it felt.
What we hadn’t realized until now is how skillfully sneaky we were, finding really smart and ingenious ways of disguising our stoner selves from the non-smoking world. These are some of the best tricks under our sleeves for hiding weed stash at home:
- Inside a hollow book;
- In old VHS boxes;
- Somewhere too obvious it isn’t suspicious anymore;
- Hollow deodorant stick or highlighter markers;
- In the back of a drawer;
- Inside shoes you rarely wear, and more.
Let’s find out the best places to stash your cannabis at home.
1. The Importance Of Proper Storage
The importance of storing your cannabis properly resides in how this will influence the buds’ quality. If you store your weed in the wrong places, the quality of the stash will weaken, while if you keep it in a proper container it will actually improve over time.
|Avoid light exposure||Molecules such as THC and terpenes degrade under too much light exposure. Find a dark place to place your weed stash to keep this from happening.|
|Protect the stash from heat||If you live in an extremely hot place, then the climate could be a problem, degrading your buds’ potency. Find a cooler spot for placing your stash, but not a fridge or something like this.|
|Finding the perfect humidity||The ideal humidity for curing your buds and avoiding overdryiness is around 62%. Great touch and amazing taste will result from this.|
An ideal stash container is one that’s airtight, where the humidity level inside is perfectly balanced and the weed scent doesn’t get out of the box, such as a glass jar. Also, if you have the chance, open the jar or stash box every now and then to let the air inside renew.
A bad container could lead your weed to overdry, resulting in powder looking weed when you grind, and lower THC levels, hence, weaker high effects. On the other hand, a container that’s too humid could lead to bud rot and mold formation.
2. Stashing Weed In Hollow Books
If you’d rather avoid any awkward confrontations with your family members or roommates keeping your weed out of their reach is the smartest move. A great place for hiding your marijuana is putting it inside a hollow book.
To make your own DIY hollow book weed stasher follow the next steps:
- First, take a book you don’t like at all because you are not going to treat it nicely.
- Open the book and pass through a couple of pages, 5 to 10, that will work as a disguise later to cover the hole.
- Once you have the perfect spot, take a cutter and carve a rectangle shape through as many of the pages as you can. Keep in mind you’ll need space to place the weed in there.
- Set your weed inside a smaller bag or tin box to keep the odor inside, close the book, and ta-dá.
Hollow books have been a classic for years now, we’ve even seen it in movies, so if you’re dealing with a really nosy person perhaps this isn’t the best method to go for since it isn’t uncommon.
3. Old VHS Box = New Stash Box
Now this one, no one will probably see this one coming. Most likely everyone who’s reading this comes from the generation where watching VHSs were part of our childhood.
In case you don’t know what a VHS is, wow we’re old, it was the predecessor to DVDs, and if you don’t know what DVDs are you’re just way too young to be on this website.
Old video cassettes boxes are great for storing all sorts of things, such as pencils, money savings, or an entire rolling gear kit. Besides they actually look really cool, with some extra retro style.
The only thing you should be careful about is that given VHSs are quite outdated, it will look weird if someone catches you with one single VHS box in your bedroom. Why would anyone need a VHS now?
Disguise it by taking a couple of your old favorite childhood movies, put away the video cassette so you don’t lose it, and start using a few of them to store different things.
On this same line, old analog cameras’ film cartridges containers are also perfect for storing your cannabis. They’re small and they have all the qualities a stash box should have because they were made to store films inside which are also sensitive to heat and dust.
4. The Too Obvious To Be Obvious Spot
Yes, we are indeed recommending you to hide your weed in such an obvious place that it actually isn’t even hidden. It’s funny, but we’ve actually tried this one, and it really works.
You can stash your cannabis buds inside an ornament you normally keep on top of your nightstand table and depending on the person searching, of course, they might never imagine searching there.
Really try to stand on the person you’re hiding your stash from’s feet to understand how they think and where their thoughts will lead them to search.
Again, depending on the gravity of the situation, it’s up to you to risk stashing your weed in an extremely obvious place or not.
5. More Hollow Stashing Ideas
Hollow everyday items are your best friends to hide your marijuana stash. From highlighters to empty deodorant sticks, empty creams and lotions recipients, coffee containers, and basically anything that isn’t see-through and too obvious.
Make sure you clean your future stashing box well enough to get rid of any odors and contaminants left inside. The great part about using markers, or deodorant sticks, for example, is that the same case of ‘too obvious to even think of it’ takes place here.
Who would even think about searching on the interior of a highlighter’s tube or a deodorant stick? And really if the person, or persons, you’re trying to hide your stash from search there then you’ve got something bigger to worry about. Who are they? Sherlock?
6. Back Of A Drawer And Clothing Stashers
This is a great solution for those who don’t need to be that paranoid. Just stash your cannabis in the back of a drawer inside your closet and cover it with socks, scarves, or anything else in front to disguise it.
Or perhaps a little bag in between your stack of T-shirts is a better idea? It is indeed a dark and cool place so your buds won’t be losing their quality by lying there.
Shoes are also good for storing hidden things. Put your weed bag inside the pair you rarely use and make sure the stash is well-closed or else you’ll taste a mix of perfumes next time you go for a smoke.
Lastly, a great idea is to hide things in your clothes pockets as well. Just slip your stash inside a coat’s pocket and hang the coat back inside your closet.
Don’t forget to check your pockets next time you get dressed so that you don’t face any surprises.
7. Hiding The Stash On You
A cannabis sensei once taught us that the best way to make sure no one finds your stash is by keeping it with you all of the time. How could anyone find your stash if it is on you?
When your stash is small-sized, just stick it stash inside your pants pockets, in your bag, fanny pack, or backpack, in your jacket, or even inside a hat or your hair.
By keeping your stash with you at all times you will rest peacefully knowing that no one can take it. Just make sure that by moving it around so much you don’t lose it.
8. Final Thoughts
Having to hide your stash most likely means that you aren’t on the best of terms with the people you’re living with, whether it is your family, friends, or roommates. Wouldn’t it be great if you could live your life with freedom?
We know some people can be completely closed when it comes to marijuana, but there’s nothing some talking can’t soothe. Start by talking more frequently about marijuana, so that the subject isn’t such a taboo.
Then after some talking, you might even get them to listen someday and reconsider their thoughts about marijuana, or at least let you live the life you choose to live and mind their business.
Prevent those evil hands from getting a grip of your weed by stashing your weed safe in your home. Check out the best spots for stashing weed.