Mistakes That Encourage Burglars To Break Into Your House

And Simple Solutions

October 10, 2019

If you have never been robbed then consider yourself lucky.  The feeling of someone being in your home and going through and subsequently taking your stuff is one you won't forget any time soon.  So before the next time you leave town, or even just go out for the night, here are a few things The Morning Mix with Wicker and Wilde encourage you to think about.  These are five mistakes that can encourage burglars to break in . . .

1.  Leaving lights on when you're not home.  It's fine if it's just one night, or they're on a timer.  But leaving them on multiple days in a row could make it obvious no one's home.

2.  Leaving a key under the mat.  If they decide you're not home, that's the first place they'll check.  So pretty much any hiding spot is better.

3.  Leaving your blinds open, so they can see your stuff from the street.  Especially if they can see big-ticket items, like electronics.

4.  Buying something expensive, then leaving the empty box outside.  When you get a new flat screen TV, don't let the box sit out by your trash all week.  And definitely don't leave it there when you're out of town.

5.  Having a ladder outside where they can access it.  Most burglars won't carry one around with them.  But if there's easy access to one, they're more likely to target your home.  Especially if you left an upstairs window open. 

Ultimately if some nafarious jerk wants to break in they are going but maybe these things will make them a little less likely to pick your home.