There are many things that we leave lying around and take for granted that they’re fine. It may not be someones intention to take what is not theirs or use what does not belong to them, but when the opportunity presents itself it just may happen.
I like to keep an old fashioned punch container that belonged to my mother sitting where I can toss all of my spare change in. Money I find in the washer or dryer, the change from my purse when I need to lighten the load or the coins I find under the couch cushions, it all gets tossed into this container. What I realized is that as easy as it is for me to dig into the change jar, it is just as easy for others to help themselves as well. Keeping something like this out of the way, perhaps in your private office or bedroom can help remove the ease of helping one’s self.
Much like a mans wallet this is not something you want to leave lying around. It only takes a minute for someone to reach in or take a look around and the next thing you know you’re missing things. It could be in those few short minutes that you head out to check the mail, go out back to turn on the sprinkler or even while you’re in the bathroom that someone has the opportunity to help themselves to your things. It’s a good idea to make it a habit to put your purse away in a safe place where it is not so easy to have access to.
Depending on the papers you leave lying around it could contain your social security number, account numbers and other information that can be harmful in the wrong hands. Regardless of how well you think you know this person you really don’t know what they are capable of. Keep temptation at bay by keeping all personal mail, paperwork and notes out of sight, locked up in a file cabinet if possible.
Not everyone has their own cell phone or they may have limited talk & text. When you leave your cell phone lying around you are leaving temptation right in front of them. It’s easy for someone to use your unattended phone for just a few minutes only to have it end up being much longer. If the calls they’re making are not part of your plan, it could end up costing you a fortune.
If you are anything like me when you done working on the computer you simply walk away leaving it signed on. Perhaps you have some of your accounts remembered, and they sign on automatically, leaving it so anyone has access to your computer and accounts. It is best to not only log off your computer when you’re done, but to sign out of any applications that you have signed onto. It is a bit of an inconvenience when you are in a hurry to view an account, but it is better to be safe than sorry.