No Soliciting Sign Free Printable

I had precisely two minutes to finish cleaning before heading out to pick my daughter up from school when there was the dreaded knock on the door.

I have read you should never avoid that knock in case it’s a thief just checking to see if you’re home. You know the drill, they knock on your front door and when no one answers, they head around back to let themselves in.

TeddiBear and I peeked out the window next to the door at this would be thief and I asked, ‘can I help you?’ through the window. Of course, Ted’s barking made it impossible to hear how I could help this stranger. Mind you, Teddi is a fluff ball Shicon (Shitzu Bichon) that in no way would ever come remotely close to intimidating said intruder.

Shicon

Mr. Stranger had his right arm hanging straight down with his hand hidden behind his back. Oh my goodness! That guy has a gun in his hand and is hiding it for sure.

I was ready to run for the hills … or at least to grab my own gun for a duel but, just as the thought went through my mind, Mr. Stranger pulled out a brochure of some sorts from behind his back. Shoo!

He mumbled some words unobtainable to me through the barks of Sir Fluffypants and I quickly uttered ‘No Thank You’ and backed away.

I ran upstairs quick to look out the window hoping to see Mr. Stranger walk away. I saw nothing. It was time to leave. Would I be greeted by Mr. Stranger at the back sliding glass door as I walked past to make my exit?

Thank goodness Mr. Stranger was not at the sliding glass door as I made my exit. I walked out to the garage and, instead of hitting the garage door opener as I went out, I turned on the light, got in my car, locked the doors, and THEN pushed the button being careful NOT to run into said garage door as I made my quick exit. Come on now, you’ve all done it at least once, right?

I watched the garage door close and made my way down the hill where I encountered Mr. Stranger walking down. He made eye contact as I drove away.

Great! Now he knows no one is home. Just great.

As I drove a little further I saw his accomplice retreating from another home. Uh, huh.

I had precisely two minutes to finish up cleaning before heading to pick up my daughter from school when there was the dreaded knock on the door. I have read you should never avoid that knock in case it's a thief just checking to see if you're home. You know the drill, they knock on your front door and when no one answers, they head around back to let themselves in.

The kids and I arrived home about an hour later. No harm, no foul.

I scrolled through Facebook and saw the picture of a local man being sought for domestic violence. That had to be him! I contemplated calling the police before my common sense told me my eyes were perhaps playing tricks on me. Perhaps.

Whew! That was close!

Who actually opens the door for these people?! How in the world do they even still have jobs?!

No! I will not let you clean my carpet. Are you freaking kidding me?

Mr. Stranger, I do not want you to ever knock on my door again. You were the last straw.

I quickly made up a temporary solution to the problem. Yes, I know it will eventually fade from the sun’s rays but it will work until I find an awesome permanent solution.

Perhaps you never want to hear from Mr. Stranger either?

Quick! Put this sign by your door. Laminate that puppy and get rid of stranger danger!

No Soliciting Sign Free Printable

No Soliciting

Does it really work though? While I can’t make any promises, Mr. Stranger should know better than to knock on a door with a No Soliciting sign. Check out this article for the nitty gritty of it all.

Of course, if you want something a little fancier, I found this cool sign.

Straight and to the point, right there!

You will find more Free No Soliciting Printables here!

 

Have you had any solicitors lately?

Do you wish you had a No Soliciting sign?

 

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12 comments… add one
  • kay ~ lifestylevoices.com Mar 23, 2015, 2:11 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS JAYLEEN! That was hysterical. But not in the usual way. I just recognized myself in you. I used to have a sign in my window that said something like “If you didn’t call first or I don’t know you, don’t bother knocking”, or something to that effect. I think I may just post one again after reading this article! Thanks for the giggle, Jayleen! That’s why I love you and your site so much! 😀

    • How Do The Jones Do It Mar 23, 2015, 5:27 pm

      Yay! Glad you liked it Kay! Have you had solicitors at your new place yet? Maybe the ‘Welcome Wagon’? TeeHee! Does anyone do that anymore? You’re the best!

  • Abigail @ipickuppennies Mar 23, 2015, 4:05 pm

    We had some Christians come to the door this weekend. Luckily, I was the one who answered the door, not my husband. He’s pretty nasty to door-to-door people. At the very least, very abrupt.

    I tend to go with the polite, blank smile and the phrase, “We’re not interested, but good luck.” It usually makes them go away, but I don’t feel guilty about being needlessly rude.
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    • How Do The Jones Do It Mar 23, 2015, 5:24 pm

      I remember my grandma ripping brochures and throwing them at people. Lol! She was feisty!

      I do try to be polite, but stay safe at the same time. I love your phrase, Abigail. I might have to use that one next time …. IF they ignore the sign;0)

  • Karen | Joyful Dinners Mar 24, 2015, 10:46 am

    This will be a great replacement for the simple printed version my husband made when he got fed up with how many people come to the door. Thanks!

    By the way, nice and crazy is a great combination!
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  • Kara @ The Daily Whisk Mar 26, 2015, 12:48 pm

    Your sign is so much prettier than the standard “no soliciting” sign!
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  • Rae Apr 5, 2015, 9:34 am

    Good story… thanks for sharing because I have seen myself there a time or ten.

    Hubby never answers the door… period. Hopefully publishers clearing house never comes a calling when he is home alone.

    Absolutely love the sign and have printed for my own door. Now only if we could find something that say this applies to the fire department fund raising, police department fund raising and neighborhood kids collecting for something….

    • How Do The Jones Do It Apr 5, 2015, 10:43 am

      Lol! It should apply to all of the above. It’s quite the money saver;0) I was quite surprised to find a pamphlet on the door the other day. At least they didn’t ring the doorbell. I’m glad to hear I have company in my doorbell antics. Perhaps we need a sign that says ‘this does NOT apply to Publisher’s Clearing House’. TeeHee!

  • Lory Robinson Apr 8, 2015, 6:19 pm

    Great idea! I’ve been known to crawl on the floor under the window to avoid the doorbell! This is a better idea. 😉
    Thanks for linking up.
    Lory xo
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    • How Do The Jones Do It Apr 9, 2015, 9:00 am

      Oh my goodness! You need a No Soliciting sign Lory;0) Lol! No more acrobatics to avoid the door. TeeHee!

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