Cancel any deliveries
Make sure you cancel any regular deliveries, such as your daily newspaper or milk. Don’t order anything online that may arrive while you’re away. An undelivered parcel sitting outside your home is a sure sign no one’s there.
If there’s no helpful neighbour to hand, Royal Mail offers a Keepsafe service that will hold you mail for up to 100 days and deliver it to you once you’re home.
If you’re going away for a fortnight, the service will look after your post for 17 days for just £17.