Not exactly the most thrilling or enjoyable DIY post in blogland, but one that needs mentioning. It's so easy to spend time decorating our home, finding the right pieces of furniture, hanging the pretty drapes, organizing pantries, planting the right plants, but how many of us have spent an afternoon burglar proofing our home?
We live in a fairly nice neighborhood, in a low crime area. So it was very unsettling to have a police officer knock on my door last night to let me know that my next door neighbor's bathroom window was broken into and their house had been robbed. While I was at home, surfing pinterest while one of my boys laid on the couch with a headache. No tv was on. The only thing running was my dishwasher. I stopped it several times to see what the noise I kept hearing was, but never figured it out. In all honesty, I did not really even hear their alarm blaring.
My neighbor's were not home, their house was dark and we have a nice open green space behind our house. It was a prime opportunity. But it also meant someone was casing the houses. Someone watched long enough to know which house to get, and the best plan. That has been the most upsetting part to me. My children had played outside most of the day that day.
So today's post is compiling tips that most will probably already know, but it never hurts to have a reminder huh? Better safe than sorry so to speak. Please know that I am not an expert and am not offering a safe-never-to-be-broken-into home. This is my disclaimer that I will not be held responsible should something unfortunately happen to your home.