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How to Keep Door Knocking Solicitors Away

Solicitors who knock on doors to sell services or products are not only an annoyance, they can also compromise the safety of your home and family. Many jurisdictions have ordinances that govern how and when solicitors can approach a residence.

No Soliciting

Things You Will Need

  • Cardboard
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Mounting hardware
  • Tools
  • Ready-made sign

Solicitors who knock on doors to sell services or products are not only an annoyance, they can also compromise the safety of your home and family.  Many jurisdictions have ordinances that govern how and when solicitors can approach a residence.

If you feel a solicitor is breaking any local ordinance, do not hesitate to call the police for assistance.  Keeping solicitors from knocking on doors in the first place may be the best solution, however.

  1. Make a small, but easily readable sign that reads simply "No Solicitors." Use a black marker and write boldly and clearly onto a piece of cardboard. Cut the cardboard out around the words to make a sign.
  2. Contact your local municipality and inquire if they have "No Soliciting" signs available for city residences. If they do, consider using one of these signs.
  3. Purchase a ready-made "No Soliciting" sign from any home-improvement or discount store if you would rather not make one.
  4. Affix the sign to the center of the door at a height that is roughly eye level. A simple and fast way to attach the sign is duct tape. Use mounting hardware, if desired.
  5. Tip

    Consider adding a "Beware of Dog" sign to deter unwanted visitors further.

    Warning

    According to most local ordinances, if an outside door is clearly marked with a "No Soliciting" sign, solicitors may not knock on the door or ring the doorbell.

Things You Will Need

  • Cardboard
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Mounting hardware
  • Tools
  • Ready-made sign

About the Author

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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