If you live in a neighborhood without a gate, chances are solicitors are going to stop by your home. Solicitors are a problem because they are often annoying, pushy and rude. They also manage to stop by your home at the most inconvenient times. Solicitors have a knack for waking sleeping babies and toddlers and driving your dogs crazy. Depending on the area that you live in your house may attract more solicitors and sales people than you care to deal with. You can just ignore them, but why give them a reason to ring the bell and disturb your household? A good no soliciting sign does an excellent job of stopping solicitors in their tracks. Just this afternoon my daughter happened to be looking out our front window. She said to me “who are those men and what are they doing?” So I peeked out our window to discover that there were 2 salesman walking away from our door. They never even rang out bell. Our no soliciting sign made clear they were not welcome.
Reasons You Need a Good No Soliciting Sign
No Soliciting Signs Keep Babies from Being Woken Up
When I was a new mom and for several years after, nap time was a sacred time in our house. It allowed me to rest, catch up on housework, and most of all gave me a mental break. We all love our children, but we all need the breaks that nap time provides. There is nothing worse than having the doorbell ring and the dog bark after you have put your child down for their nap. Usually once they are woken up, you are not getting them back to sleep. A ruined nap can make for a miserable child, mom and day. A good no soliciting sign can prevent anyone from even daring to knock or ring your doorbell.
No Soliciting Signs Save Your Money
Door to door salesmen are not as prevalent as they were years ago, but they are still around. You don’t need to waste your money on items you didn’t need in the first place. Also, as much as I love Girl Scout Cookies, a clever no soliciting sign will also save your waste line! If you do decide there are some exceptions to your no soliciting sign you can make it clear with one of these fun door mats. My favorite is the one welcoming Leonardo DiCaprio, Amazon and pizza, but there are plenty of options to choose from!
No Soliciting Signs Stop Political Canvassing
I think it is important that everyone in our country vote and learn about political candidates. The last few years the neighborhood political canvassers and door flyers have gotten out of control. I know having discussions with door to door canvassers is not how I want to spend my time.
No Soliciting Signs Stop Religious Groups
I am all for freedom of religion, but I don’t care to have discussions with religious groups at my door either. While some religious representatives are very nice, others can be quite pushy. We have 2 different religious groups that regularly ring bells in our area and no matter how many times I have nicely said I am not interested they don’t seem to get the message. So I would prefer to avoid them altogether.
No Soliciting Signs Can Help Prevent Theft
Many would be thieves often ring your bell or knock on your door before attempting to break in your home. They want to verify you are not there and check to see if you have dogs that they may have to deal with. If you have a clear no soliciting sign and they knock anyway, they will have some explaining to do if you are home. It may also draw unwanted attention to them that they don’t want. I’m much more likely to be suspicious of someone who knocks on my door when it clearly says not to then if I didn’t have a sign at all. If they knock and I have to open my door I will probably give them hard time, pay more attention to the details and possible alert the police. Thieves do not want that so they may be deterred by your home and your sign.
No Soliciting Signs Make for Good Conversation
One of my favorite parts of our no soliciting sign is the fun conversations it creates with friends and family. Our friends and family like to make jokes about it and often ask me if I am going to charge them $1 to visit with me. It can also break the ice with service people and I think at times it makes them think twice about trying to overcharge me.
If you have been looking for a good no soliciting sign. Print this one out and hang it on your door or by your doorbell. I recommend laminating it or putting it in a plastic insert in case it rains where you live. A nice picture frame will also work. I laminated ours and glued it to a plaque that we hung on our door. The best part is once you download it, you can reprint as much as you want.
No soliciting signs won’t keep everyone away from your door, but as my daughter noticed earlier today, they will deter most unwanted guests. Sign up to get your free printable no soliciting sign below!