How private is your private life?
Without even realising it, you may be giving away info about yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Here’s what your neighbour might secretly know about you.
You’re away on a holiday
Signs that you’re away on holiday include newspapers piling up on your driveway or front stoop, mail overflowing from the mailbox, and darkened windows. So if you don’t want the fact that you’re away on vacay to be obvious, arrange with the post office to hold your mail and for your newspaper delivery to be suspended, and set some of your indoor lamps to turn on and off automatically with a timer. But don’t leave your outdoor lights on 24/7 as that’s a dead giveaway you’re not home to turn them off.
Your political leanings
How you decorate the outside of your house offers your neighbours subtle clues about your party registration. If you post political signage on your front lawn, your neighbours will be able to assume, pretty much without a doubt, who you’ll be voting for in the next election.