We all had our clever and creative hiding places for our bottles, so our families or significant others wouldn’t discover them. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not and we got busted for it. Where were some of your hidey holes? Thanks for sharing!
Under my bed, in between my bed and the wall, in my backpack, in my guitar case, in the trunk of my car, behind the tv
And of course, in my stomach.
Inside the trap of my piano, which was in an outbuilding in our backyard. It was the one place i knew the wife wouldn’t even THINK of checking.
Between the studs in my garage behind an innocent looking piece of cardboard.
In a makeshift workbench out of a curio cabinet in my garage with secret side opening doors.
Early in my sobriety in a moment of insanity I thought of filling up a never used plastic container for old car oil and ditching the cans.
Thankfully I resisted and happy to share i am 3yrs 6 months sober today😎
In my underwear drawer, in the broom closet, behind my wedding dress, in the back of kitchen cabinets, my car, my backpack, and of course there was some in the liquor cabinet… I drank a little from there and then a lot everywhere else.
I never really kept full bottles/cans around, usually did the “buy as you go” plan.
The empties tho, that’s a different story. I crammed those f**kers everywhere. For years later, I was finding bottles and cans in every nook and cranny. Most were wrapped in grocery bags in closets and in the garage.
Places I’d forgotten. When I moved out of my last apartment a couple years back, already over 2 years sober, we found a whole bottle of unopened booze in the back of the closet. And I found empties squirreled in places too.
I just laughed when the movers found that bottle. “Yeah, I used to be a live one.” Just asked who liked it and if they’d do me the favor of taking it home as a thank you!
Oh, no…never use dresser drawers! That’s one of the most obvious places they’ll look. Face palm.
Everywhere. Behind the dresser, next to my bed between the wall. Under my parked car. Would sneak em in my jacket a couple at a time when letting dogs out. Back of fridge.
As an adult I only hid alcohol 1 time and it was in a closet and it was when I was first trying for sobriety.
When I was younger, that’s a different story. I started smoking when I was 13. Around 14 I got bold and smoked in my room with the window open or in the shower (always spraying smell good stuff to try and cover it up). I had a Pringles can for the butts. I hid the can in my toy box that was full of stuffed animals That statement is so sad to me. I was still a Child and hiding my cigs with my stuffed animals! When I was 16 and got a car I moved all my stuff to the car. That wasn’t a good spot for if I ever got pulled over but I didn’t think about that. I moved out when I was 17 so after that I didn’t hide anything.
I should’ve clarified this in my answer.
I wasn’t hiding a stash, I was hiding empties. Under my bed was LOADED with empty gin and wine bottles.
Congrats on 3yr and 6 months! @GentleWarrior
Above Ceiling tiles
I was able to hold 12 shots in my socks and that was just my back up. It was uncomfortable but always having booze on me was a comfort at the times. The wife never figured that one out.
Inside coat pockets (ski jackets which only get used occasionally for example) hanging up in out coat cupboard was a classic. Boot of the car inside the spare wheel section.
Empties though… what a nightmare! Was one of the reasons I moved to hard liquor so there weren’t so many. Though then the question of why I was drinking so much Coke Zero!
The craziness of it all. Only 9 days in but I can see it now.
Behind the sink how I even found space there I don’t know, in my drawers, wardrobe and gap that I thought no one would know. The thing is It was such backward thinking for me because if I had just put them in the bin no one would have known !
Also was hiding empties !
I drank everything I bought straight away. Always. Only problem was the trip to the glass container with dozens of empty bottles.
The empties!! 100% relate to this
Under my seat in my car when i had to break a lot of empty vodka bottles appeared lol, Also i used to go through park to work so i would hide some super lagers there for a top up as i walked to work in the morning , but didnt last long some Alkie must have seen me and was pinching them , how dare they lol
Using reverse psychology, I started hiding my bottles in the first place she (my darling wife) would look!
Worked for a few days and then I was screwed.
The next place was in the dogs bed, until he dobbed me in, Sheesh, maybe he’s man’s best friend but not an alkies!