You might keep your shades drawn and your interactions with your neighbors to a minimum, but, whether you like it or not, they still know a lot of things about you, your family, your habits and your lifestyle. How? Because, despite your best efforts, there are certain things that you simply can’t hide, things that give away enough information about your life to anyone, especially privy neighbors. Read on to find out what these are and what you can do to protect your privacy better from now on.
When you’re on vacation
Clear indications that you’re somewhere other than your home include your mailbox full of mail, fliers and whatnot, the pile of newspapers on your driveway and of course, the fact that the lights inside are always turned off. If you don’t want to make your absence so evident, you could make certain arrangements for your mail to be withheld and your newspaper delivery to be suspended while you are away on vacation.
As for the lights, you could install automatic timers that turn on and off some of your indoor lamps. Alternating on and off lights in this way will also help you keep intruders from breaking in, not only nosy neighbors. For more useful tips on how to theft-proof your home, check out these 13 Foolproof Ways to Protect Your Home From Burglars and Intruders.