I've read quite a few of the forum posts on members hiding their stash, and I've skimmed through the Your Stash thread (a lot of pages I still need to go through). All have been good ideas, but I'm curious two locations.
I live in a house by myself, but it's owned by my grandparents. They could come in anytime they need to when I'm away from the house. I don't think they would go opening my dresser drawers, but if it were to do so, I don't think they would take it very well. They didn't take the same-sex marriage very well (which I understand, they are devout Christians and, well, old school in their ways.). I love them to death and this would most likely be very hard for them to take and understand if at all.
Using the box spring mattress is out of the question. It's old and I'd feel bad that I've cut my grandparents box spring mattress. It's in near perfect shape, for being 25+ years old.
I'm not comfortable with leaving them in this dresser. I have no furniture that I could stuff them in either, like chairs or couches (they are solid wood frames with only legs and sides. Like how table chairs look, only much thicker wood planks)
This house isn't very large, and it's kind of a Frankenstein house. That being, the back half is actually a old mobile home trailer from the late 50's, but the front of the house was added on to the trailer in 1989-1990.
Anyway, I think that I could do small/easy modifications to two area's. I'm good with DIY like this stuff:
1) The master bedroom closet: It's not deep (about 3-4 feet), but it's about 10 feet wide. I could probably put up a false wall on one side with a flat top used to place items on it, like a shelf. I would only do about 8-10 inch of space.
2) The floor, it's a pier and beam system. For those that might not know, the house is off the ground by posts and there are wood beams running along it. I could pull up the carpet in a corner somewhere, remove one of the floor panels. And in between 2 beams, build a fully sealed box, and have the floor cover as it's lid. This could be totally hidden with little or no evidence at all. This way I could probably get more stuff into it than what I could in the closet idea.
I would say that I could use the attic, but I generally keep the temperature in the house in the upper 70's low 80's. Being in Texas it gets hot, and fast, I've taken temperature readings in the attic, last year, and it hit up in the 140F range for a short time. I'm not sure if that temp would be bad for diapers and other stuff. I don't store anything in this attic at all. It's not insulated properly and would cost too much to do it right now.
So, what do you think? Should I try the floor, the false wall?