Tip 12: Make your home look lived-in
When you’re working long hours, and no one is at home, it is always a good idea to make it look like someone is at home. You can do this by leaving the television on, putting out dog bowls and dishes that are half, putting your washing machine on a timer to let it wash mid-day – same with your dishwasher, a mess in your living room for onlookers to see – all of this help to make it seem like someone is at home. This is great for days, seeing as daytime burglaries are becoming all the more common. For evenings, leave some lights on, and the television. Yes, your electricity bill will be higher, but it will be a lot safer.