Trash To Fool The Burglar.
by David Pritchard
My neighbor who moved in around three months ago told me he and his family would be leaving for their vacation. I offered to take care of any mail and to keep his lawn trimmed.
He thanked me for that but took me by surprise by asking if I would also leave some of my trash out front of his house on garbage collection day. He told me it is quite common for thieves to watch who does not have their usual collection, this tips them off that the house is not occupied.
Like a shot I told him it was no problem to do that as well, I think this is a great tip. No use making sure mail and coupons don’t pile up and that the yard looks maintained if the thieves can guess you are away by the lack of trash left out. It makes sense to rectify this.
I looked through your site but I could see no mention so I thought I would pass it on to you.