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I've read in a few places that stashing things away so as to not be quite so visible while 'out in the open' is one way to hide things. Someone suggested putting them in the garage with a bunch of other boxes and labeling them "Christmas ornaments" or "photos of Grandpa". I'm wondering what boxes you wouldn't bother to look in if you were in a hurry. If you had unlimited time, you would obviously look in them all (or tip them all out) , but given a very short time what would you choose to ignore ...for now.
 

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I've read in a few places that stashing things away so as to not be quite so visible while 'out in the open' is one way to hide things. Someone suggested putting them in the garage with a bunch of other boxes and labeling them "Christmas ornaments" or "photos of Grandpa". I'm wondering what boxes you wouldn't bother to look in if you were in a hurry. If you had unlimited time, you would obviously look in them all (or tip them all out) , but given a very short time what would you choose to ignore ...for now.
If its something important you probably want a fireproof container which could be in a box labeled "ornaments".

You want to be sure its not something that will get thrown out by accident.
 

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If its something important you probably want a fireproof container which could be in a box labeled "ornaments".

You want to be sure its not something that will get thrown out by accident.
Yes, that is true, but I'm wondering about which boxes you may overlook (which is the aim here), not so much which ones would get thrown out accidentally.
 

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Yes, that is true, but I'm wondering about which boxes you may overlook (which is the aim here), not so much which ones would get thrown out accidentally.
Those would be the ones hardest to reach.....behind or under something heavy.

LOL, I don't even want to tackle my storage room.....and I know what's in there.
 

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I would think anything labeled "Home Movies of Aunt Millie's House - Sheboygan, Wisconsin 1962" would be quickly dismissed as not loot-worthy. At least that's what I'm counting on.
 

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hmmm I think if it was taped shut really well i'd move along to another box. Or if it had kids play toys in the top of it I would just push it out of the way. Also something labeled like "Old underwear" or something to that effect would prolly scare some lol.
 

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It would take a month to go through all the boxes, bags and totes we have in our little house. We are the kind of people that when someone ask us if we have such or such the answer is not yes, it how many do you need and in what size. W do not have any boxes labeled or at least not with what is in them. It is not that we try to miss label them it is just that we use to but we keep moving the stuff around from tote to tote so we gave it up. Maybe the question should be “should the boxes and totes be labeled at all after you are the only one that need to know what is in them consider it a memory exercise.
 

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I just started paying attention to all the WTSHTF stuff, about 6 months ago. I'm thinking on a different line. I'm looking at what can be hidden in plain sight, but hidden just the same. False walls, false floors, other hidden spaces above and below the room. The extra space is there, you just need to get creative and use the space. I'll have to move out what I think is a very industrious squirrel, but I plan to use every square inch of it all. I'll have a lot out in the open, but if someone takes the obvious, I'll still have something at the end of the day.
 

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uh...stool samples? "my fingernail collection"?

Things the cat has coughed up?

Radioactive waste

"I found this buried in an old cemetery"

Are all things you could label your boxes with.

what? You asked……tee hee
 

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Old doilies from Aunt Mary's
George's baby pictures
Embroidery floss
Check registers 1985 - 1989
Fabric for charm/crazy quilt
String
I like the check registers and baby pictures!
Tax records and receipts for last 7 years.
Accounting textbooks.
College yearbooks.

Whatever you label it as, there should maybe be some of the actual stuff on the top, and it should weigh about the same as what you say it is in case they shove it out of the way.
 
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