• Hiding toys from your parents :)

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    HappilyExperimenting [sign in to see picture]
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    I have something similar to PPD in terms of hiding my stash ;) But I keep my Happy Rabbit and Lelo Mia in my drawers which are built in to my bed for easy access. As for packaging, I flatten it all, hide it in my room, then on wheelie bin day when I get back from work between 6 and 7am I shove it all in the recycling bin/waste bin which are sat on the front lawn. The bins get emptied between 7 and 9 and nobody is none the wiser! I keep some of my packaging though if I know it's too gorgeous or expensive to throw it away Flattening the paper/cardboard and keeping it in my lockable storage box takes up no space either and it's a good way to hang onto packaging I want to keep.

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    HappilyExperimenting wrote:

    I have something similar to PPD in terms of hiding my stash ;) But I keep my Happy Rabbit and Lelo Mia in my drawers which are built in to my bed for easy access. As for packaging, I flatten it all, hide it in my room, then on wheelie bin day when I get back from work between 6 and 7am I shove it all in the recycling bin/waste bin which are sat on the front lawn. The bins get emptied between 7 and 9 and nobody is none the wiser! I keep some of my packaging though if I know it's too gorgeous or expensive to throw it away Flattening the paper/cardboard and keeping it in my lockable storage box takes up no space either and it's a good way to hang onto packaging I want to keep.

    Oooh I didn't think of flattening the boxes, that's a great idea I'm never up early enough to get to the bins as my mum weels them out, and I don't want to do it before just in case she sees anything. I might try it next week though :)

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    Slightly off thread;

    A few weeks ago I was woken up in the middle of the night by a strange noise, I could not work out what it was or where it was coming from, as I lay in bed it was driving me mad, it was a sort of humming knocking sound. After about half an hour I felt I had to get up and investigate.

    The sound seemed to be coming from my OH's side of the bed, so I walked round to that side of the bedroom, it was coming from the bottom drawer of her bedside cabinet. I opened the drawer and found one of her toys vibrating away.

    I was wondering if anyone else has had any similar experiences?

    HH

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    I guess it depends on the amount of toys/equipment you have?

    If you are still at home or house sharing, then an unobtusive solution would be (assuming a few toys) a large lockable brief/attache case or a steel document box. A perfect excuse for students to have one to keep those essays safe !

    I still have an attache case and have crammed all manner of items into it, perfect if you are also planning an extra special away break.

    As for packaging, then I agree with HappilyExperimenting and tie in with bin days though to be on the even safer side, you could put the packaging in the neighbours bin lol

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    A few months ago my mother had gone into my room and unfortunatly found a stash of toys i hadn't hidden very well,must have slipped my mind.I could barely look at her after i'd realized she'd found them!

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    keep an eye on them make sure they don't go missing then!!!

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    Slightly off-topic, but how does everyone living with parents or in a shared house go about getting deliveries?

    I've moved back home and have been too scared to get a delivery since! My family are really nosey and would want to know whats in the box, and I'm not really good at telling lies!

    When I was in my student house, the grumpy postman tried to shove one of my deliverys through the letterbox. It got stuck, broke the letterbox and I got pretty embarrased when my 3 housemates (I was the only girl...) suggested cutting the enveloped and taking the things out that way.

    Any suggestions? :)

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    QueenC wrote:

    Slightly off-topic, but how does everyone living with parents or in a shared house go about getting deliveries?

    I've moved back home and have been too scared to get a delivery since! My family are really nosey and would want to know whats in the box, and I'm not really good at telling lies!

    When I was in my student house, the grumpy postman tried to shove one of my deliverys through the letterbox. It got stuck, broke the letterbox and I got pretty embarrased when my 3 housemates (I was the only girl...) suggested cutting the enveloped and taking the things out that way.

    Any suggestions? :)

    My mum and sister are very nosy, but I used to buy loads of things on ebay so they think its that. I'd recommend saying its books or clothes or maybe make up?

    Envelopes and boxes get delivered separately and the postman usually leaves the boxes outside without knocking so I always try to sneak them upstairs without anyone seeing. You could maybe ask the postman to do the same? If there's any parcels for you, just ask him to leave them outside (if you have a suitable place) without knocking so no one knows you have had a delivery. You can then sneak outside and take it into your room without anyone seeing anything. Depends what your postman is like though

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    If you can't say its something else like a birthday/christmas present then would you get away with a bit of sarcasm.

    Parents "oh that looks interesting whats that?"

    You "oh just the usual 12 inch dildo and, handcuffs and porn dvd's"

    That should stop them asking lol

    My mum once asked about a parcel but luckily it was near her birthday so I just said should you be asking whats in the package this close to your birthday?

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    made myself a spreader bar out of a broom pole covered in shiny tape with shoelaces passed through holes to secure ankles and wrists. now i think that might intrigue someone if they found it tied to the slats of my bed :/

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    My sisters boyfriends birthday is coming up actually, so I can say it something for him I suppose.

    I like your thinking with the whole sarcasm thing, morefun. My family are not at all prudish, and would easily believe me if I said it was a vibrator. I think I would just be too embarrased to say, even though they're always pretty open about most things, sex included.

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    I'd honestly just say a lock box. They're brilliant, allthough i admit they can be abit small for some of the bigger toys, but they won't open without a key, and aslong as you keep the key with you, no ones opening that box but you. :D Good luck!

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    Some of these are ingenious :3

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    Get the postman to leave your parcels in a 'safe place.' So then only you know where he's put it and can go get it whenever you're able.
    As for storage, get a box with a lock or keep everything in your handbag or in a big bag with bed sheets and stuff.

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    I have one of thosed giant roller suitcase travel bags with all sorts of junk and bags inside it. I have a gym bag amongst them with a combi lock on it. I think it's pretty secure from nosy pokers.

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    You need this for inspiration

    http://www.instructables.com/howto/secret+storage/

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    Reading this thread makes me glad I'm not living with my parents anymore lol, although they're not particularly nosey tbh. Has anyone here ever just told your parents about the toys? I'd imagine some parents would be alright with them?

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    I used to have a bit of cardboard as a kid, to hid cigerettes and lighter in my sock drawer. Basically it was about an inch and a half longer than the drawer base, the same width as the internal base and folded/creased about 4inches from one end (about the height of the drawer back)

    You then lay the long side in the bottom and the short side forms a slope to the back of the drawer creating a hidden triangle at the back, brilliant if you use drawer liners and when the socks go in, you'd never know that its there

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