Leaving boxes from flat-screen TVs, computers and other items at the curb for trash collection is a good way to let potential burglars know what's in your house.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, December 26, 2011
Empty boxes from Christmas gifts left at the curb for trash collection is a good way to tell thieves what's in your house that might be worth stealing, Will County Sheriff's Deputy Ken Kaupas said. Boxes from flat-screen televisions, video game consoles, computers, jewelry and more are often left outside but should be broken and laid flat, Kaupas said. "When a family places these empty boxes out after the holidays for garbage pickup, they are advertising the contents of their home to everybody who drives by their house," he said. If possible, place the boxes inside recycling containers provided to Plainfield residents by Waste Management. Otherwise, place the labels face down so they are not easy to read, Kaupas said.
It couldn't be easier -- you can list yours in a matter of minutes on Plainfield Patch, which makes it a great place to check if you're planning to go "saling."
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, June 5, 2011
It's June, which means most of us have made a dent in our spring cleaning -- which also means garage and yard sale season is in full swing. Posting your garage sale on Plainfield Patch is easy ... and even better, it's free. You must be registered on Patch and logged in to enter an event, so if you're not already signed up, do that first at plainfield.patch.com/login. Then click on our "Events" tab on the top of the page and then on "Put it on the calendar" near the top right corner. Or just go to plainfield.patch.com/events/new. Fill out the information in the form. You can enter as little or as much as you'd like but be sure to enter your address and check off "Garage Sales" under categories. When you're all done, click on the "Post My …