Work boots on the porch can deter burglars
This person read a helpful tip in another subreddit. Placing used work boots on your front porch can deter burglars. We can only guess why this would be the case. Maybe seeing work boots triggers an empathetic response since the would-be victim doesn’t appear to be very well off. Or maybe people who wear work boots are also the same kind that could beat you up.
Another helpful Redditor advised leaving a huge dog leash on your porch. We’d like to emphasize that dogs aren’t normally a burglar’s best friend, and having clear signs that you have a dog (BEWARE OF DOG sign would be ideal) can stop a potential burglar in their tracks.