Close your blinds
I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
Don’t give updates on social media
sergey-causelove/Shutterstock Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page (and stay away from these posts, too, while you’re at it). It’s easier than you think to look up your address.
Close your windows when you’re not home
Lock your windows. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.