I have to treat lollies like hidden treasure in our household. I’ve got mini-pirates, who scavenge our land on the look out for anything with sugar and chocolate.  This genius Kmart hack on how to hide a secret lolly stash is EXACTLY what I need!

Our local Aussie hero mum, who is clearly as crazy about lollies as I am, has shared her brilliant Kmart hack to keep greedy little hands and mouths away from her lolly storage.

This latest Kmart hack is so simple and yet so very effective. A mum named Linda has posted a pick of her clever trick in the Kmart Home Decor And Hacks Australia Facebook group. She uses Kmart’s Over the Door Basket Organiser, which is a popular storage solution, conventionally used in kitchens and bathrooms. However, Linda employs the organisers for a very different task – to keep her Allen’s lollies stash well hidden from her little lolly monsters.

Kmart over the door storage. Kids open my bedroom door and can’t see my stash. Winning!,” the triumphant mum shared.

Pic via Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia / Facebook

How It Works!

For only $25, you too can re-create this Kmart hack in your own home. Once you’ve got the organiser hanging over your bedroom door, your secret stash will only be visible to someone inside the room, once the door is closed. So when your kids come barging into your room, they’ll have absolutely no idea there’s a treasure trove of treats hiding out of sight.

Best Kmart Hack Ever!

Group members were instant fans of the hack, saying that they can’t wait to try this themselves.

“That’s A1 parenting right there. What a bloody awesome idea!” commented one.

“This is the best Kmart hack,” said another.

“Omg been looking for this for ages.”

“Hahaha pure brilliance!”

lolly storage-kmart
Pic via: Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia / Facebook

They’ll Sniff It Out!

Others weren’t entirely convinced their kids would be tricked.

“Nope mine would still sniff that out,” one said.

“My kids would find them with their eyes closed can’t keep anything from them!!”

“My kids would have this sniffed out and raided before I’d had a chance to even pack it in.”

“I don’t know who you are, I don’t know what you want. But those kids will look for them, they will find them and they will eat them!”

One mum said it wasn’t the kids she had to worry about.

“Okay but how do you hide it from partner / husband?” another asked.

Do you have a lolly / chocolate / wine stash? Do you think this Kmart hack could work for you? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Haha. Must be pretty desperate to need to stash them in her bedroom though!


  • It wouldn’t work on my kids, but oddly it might keep things hidden from my husband!


  • Wouldn’t work in my room as I have a roll door that slides into the wall. It’s a brilliant idea though.


  • Wow, should we even have that many lollies in the house? It’s also a respect thing. My kids weren’t allowed to touch the fridge or pantry until 7yrs and they know what they can and can’t have- literally they’re allowed to make their breakfast but anything else they need to ask. Occasionally my daughter has helped herself to things but she’s been pulled up on it and it rarely happens.


  • And then the door closes behind them and your secret is revealed ????


  • Haha, that is so funny. I had a stash/hiding spot that my son and hubby then found. So now it’s a free-for-all.


  • No offence to the original poster but – seriously? I wish I had your kids. My kids can smell a lolly wrapper at 100m and sniff out every hidey hole in our house. This would be demolished in less than one minute.


  • Unfortunately wouldn’t work with my kids!


  • It’ll only take one kid closing the door and the secret is out!


  • Lol, this certainly wouldn’t work in our house. My 10yr old has kleptomania and is a master thief, she knows how to steal under close supervision. At home we have everything locked with a key.


  • Ha ha ha – wouldn’t work in my house as my partner would be sharing them in no time.
    Thanks for the laugh


  • My kids hide in the panty and throw the door open as much as possible so this wouldn’t work! I don’t bother hiding my lollies, I just tell them they aren’t allowed to eat my lollies. I also have no issues eating them in front of my kids and saying no.
    But I guess if it works for some then it’s good.


  • Lol! Clever way of “hiding” lollies from the kids… but mine would hear the packets crinkling sound as they fling open the door and find them. Not to mention my husband who would eat them all while the kids are at school and I’m at work (he works from home as well as his work office, he doesn’t just stay home searching out my lolly/chocolate stash!!)


  • Hahaha, hubby sniffsnout everything!!!


  • I just put my in the cupboard and don’t offer the kids any and they forget they are there
    I have lolly pops that have been there for a over year yep I have had to chuck a few
    For I even got given a box of large favorites and they have been in the cupboard since June this year they are nearly empty


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