The bag is the best place to hide things from your parents.
Who hasn’t hidden stuff from their parents? If you haven’t, then perhaps this blog isn’t for you. Maybe your parents ought to host a few seminars on how to stay away from kids’ personal space. Maybe your parents are of a transcendental state of being—where their children’s hidden objects mean nothing to them.
For the rest of us We’re still stuck. Often our cupboards, desks, and bags are rummaged through as if we were under income tax raids.
For some of us, this is a daily occurrence. If this sounds familiar, dive right in! We’ve got a few ways to use your backpack as the last line of defense, the Rahul Dravid to your mom’s Brett Lee, the FD that gets broken last.
Let’s get started.
Most of our bags are black on the inside. So think like a stealth bomber. Simply stick some Velcro tape on the back or bottom of your biggest compartment. Get a nice and thin black Velcro pouch and stick it on the tape. Make sure to keep the smooth non-Velcro surface visible. The idea is to pick a color that matches the insides of the bag. If you don’t fill it up a lot of stuff, it’ll remain flat and give the impression that it’s part of the bag!
Add on tip: Check on the intensity of the Velcro from time to time and replace the strips.
This could be tough for some of us. Because, hey, reading is for losers right? Wrong. Not only does it make you smarter. But using books as hiding spots is as old as your parent’s distrust. Either carved a nice square section of a study book with a hardcover (so gangsta) and use it like a little box. Or stick thinner objects in between pages and add Xeroxes of school notes above them. Nobody’s going to rummage through that!
Add on tip: More Xeroxes means more cover, distribute them evenly!
Yep, this one’s for the girls. But super effective. That space within the cylindrical rollers is a dark pit of nothingness. Perfect to slide in things you’d rather your parents not see. Guys with long hair or long beards can also try keeping these with you.
Add on tip: Don’t buy the plasticky pink ones. Metallic ones have a better chance of hiding what’s inside.
A stick please. Yes, not a pressurized can of deo that can explode when you try to break it open. Besides a deo-spray would be the worst place to hide something. Considering people will ask you for it as if it were chewing gum. But nobody wants to share deo-stick with anyone (if your friends ask to share deo-sticks, disown them immediately). That’s why an empty stick container is a great place to hide things. It’ll lie in your bag for years.
Add on tip: Keep a deo spray too in your bag, everyone will happily grab it and ignore the stick.
Also ladies, you’re smarter than us boys. You also have tons more places to hide things where we couldn’t mention 🙂 Give us your best ideas, but make sure your parents are on limited profiles on Facebook!