For some reason, I have always loved hiding things and one of the things that I love hiding most is money. The number one reason is that if I hide the money, I am less likely to spend it and will probably forget about it, leading to an exciting day in the future where I find money that I didn’t know I had. Past Me looks out for Future Me and Future Me loves it.

Also, I like for other people to be as clueless about where my money is as I am.

 

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      Supplies:

  • Empty lip balm or lipstick tube
  • MONEY!

 

1. Dissemble your plain old ordinary tube of whatever.
1. Dissemble your plain old ordinary tube of whatever.

 

2. Clean out all the waxy stuff from the tube. This is the most labor intensive part. I found that it is pretty effective to take the tube apart and soak it in hot water. (I filled a jar with water from the Keurig, which should demonstrate to you the excess of my cooking capabilities). Let it soak for a bit and rub away the wax. Put it back together.
2. Clean out all the waxy stuff from the tube. This is the most labor intensive part. I found that it is pretty effective to take the tube apart and soak it in hot water. (I filled a jar with water from the Keurig, which should demonstrate to you the limit of my cooking capabilities). Let it soak for a bit and rub away the wax with a cotton swab or paper towel.

 

3. Put it back together. Rejoice that the hard part is over.
3. Put it back together. Rejoice that the hard part is over.

 

And now to insert your money.

Money money money
Okay, so maybe the hard part isn’t over. To do this next part, you have to find some money. Good luck with that.

 

1. Fold in half lengthwise.
1. Fold in half lengthwise.

 

2. Roll it.
2. Roll it.

 

3. Put in cleaned tube and hypnotize yourself by twisting it up and down and marveling at how easy it is to make your money disappear (and reappear again!). Magical.
3. Put in cleaned tube and hypnotize yourself by twisting it up and down and marveling at how easy it is to make your money disappear (and reappear again!). Magical.

 

Voila: you are now super sneaky. PRO TIP: I used "Ultra Rich" lip balm, because I enjoy irony. (You may have noticed I'm hiding $5.)
Voila: you are now super sneaky. #spymode PRO TIP: I used “Ultra Rich” lip balm, because I enjoy irony. (You may have noticed I’m hiding $5 and write an upcycling blog. Clearly I enjoy not spending money.)

3 thoughts on “Super Secret Money Holder

  1. Good idea. Where do you put your secret money tube once you are done so you don’t accidently throw it away?

    1. I usually keep mine stashed in my purse. That way I have cash if I need it.

  2. Nice idea for traveling ! I had my wallet and all my money stolen in Chicago. They did not take my chap stick!

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