Don't Let Thieves Ruin Your Holidays
As we come closer to Christmas day, many are out shopping in stores or online and are purchasing large gifts such as appliances, gaming systems, televisions, etc. While you are bringing these items in your home, those with bad intentions are shopping by perusing the alleys looking at the trash you put out. A few tips that you can use to ensure that you have a happy and safe holiday
- Invest in a utility knife from Home Depot or Lowes ($1-$2) and a permanent marker from Staples ($1-$2).
- Remove all identifying labels from boxes or mark out information with marker.
- Untape all boxes and break down so they can fit in recycling can. For larger boxes cut boxes up so they can fit in recycling can
- Consider taking heavier cardboard boxes to City of Chicago recycling centers or place out the night before recycling pickup.