With many of us finishing our Christmas shopping in the next few weeks or dare we say starting in the next few weeks, comes the age-old dilemma of where to hide the presents. Sure, we all think we have it over on our kids and spouses. After all, you did your fair share of snooping as a kid. But, here is the hard truth; your kids are smarter than you.
With that in mind, we thought we would offer you a short list of the best and worst places to hide those gifts.
The 4 Worst Gift Hiding Places
The Garage – Although there can be many nooks and crannies to hide those gifts, the garage is an easy place for the kids and dads to explore. You think they are out playing road hockey, but they are quietly searching every corner while you make dinner.
The Closet – Of course this is the worst place. Remember when you were a kid? Where was the first place you looked?
The Basement – Once again, a very easy target for those snoopers. Maybe the little ones will be scared to go in the “back room” but, with an older sibling in tow, chances are good they will find those gifts
The Attic – Although there is a good chance the kids won’t venture into the attic, you still have to figure a way to surreptitiously get the gifts up there and then back down without being caught.
The 4 Best Gift Hiding Places
The Trunk of your Car – This can be a great place to hide the smaller gifts and stocking stuffers. Keep a bunch of grocery bags in the trunk and transfer the gifts to those bags. We all know how hard it is to get the kids to help bring in the groceries.
Suitcase – This is an ideal place to keep presents. This only works if you have locking suitcases though. Remember, kids are relentless.
The Neighbours – If you are lucky enough to have neighbours with some extra space and no kids, this can be an ideal place to hide everyone’s gifts. Not many of us have the luxury of having a neighbor with lots of space and no snoopers of their own but if you have one, you have struck gift hiding gold.
A Self Storage Unit – This can be the ideal place to hide gifts. Renting a storage unit for the month is perfect for those larger gifts that are impossible to hide at home and is a guarantee that no prying eyes will find anything. Make sure you have 24/7 access so that you can come and go as you please and that it is a climate controlled storage unit. This guarantees Christmas morning will be a full surprise for everyone in your family.
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