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A nosy neighbor can be a nuisance. Dealing with their prying eyes can restore your privacy.

Step 1: Be nice
Maintain a friendly disposition. The last thing you want is a snooper for an enemy.

Step 2: Don't answer questions
Be vague when they ask questions. If they ask, "Where are you going?" simply answer, "Out."

Step 3: Exaggerate greetings
Exaggerate your greetings. Be overly animated when you see them and broadly smile and wave.

Step 4: Approach them
Approach your neighbor in a respectful manner and mention you have noticed their inquiring ways.

Tip
Ask your neighbor if they need anything or if there's anything you can do for them.

Step 5: Stare back
Stare back if approaching them has not helped. It may temporarily distract them and forward their attention toward another neighbor.

Step 6: Install security lights
Install motion detector lights around your home and keep your doors locked.

Step 7: Install camera
Install cameras – real or fake – around your home. You can also put up a sign that says you have had a home security system installed.

Step 8: Plant trees
Block their gaze by erecting a privacy fence or planting trees or bushes.

Did You Know?
Did you know? The National Sheriff’s Association implemented the Neighborhood Watch program in 1972 to aid in crime prevention.

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