“No Soliciting” Door Sign Printable


Welcome friend, we'd love to talk, but if you're a stranger, please don't knock. No soliciting.

Do you get a lot of door-to-door sales people in your neighborhood? We get one occasionally, and I am never happy about it. Somehow they always seem to choose naptime, and inevitably wake the kids by ringing the doorbell (which also makes the dog bark). Grr!

For the past few years we’ve had up a small, laminated “no soliciting” sign right underneath the doorbell. It has definitely cut down on the disturbance, and we’ve actually seen people come up the porch steps and then leave immediately. Hooray! But then there are those people who just don’t care, or say that they didn’t see it (really?!). Which makes me wonder if a bigger sign might be in order.

Welcome friend, we'd love to talk, but if you're a stranger, please don't knock. No soliciting.

I saw a cute one on Pinterest a while back (which I’m still looking for), which made me wonder if I could come up with a clever phrase of my own.  It is surprisingly challenging – if you sound too rude, you can put off those that you want to greet, yet the wording needs to be clear enough that the people you want to stay away understand your intention. You know what I mean?

The rhyme above is one that I thought up in the car the other day. It lets friends know they’re welcome, but tells strangers that we are not interested. What do you think? Is the message is clear?

Would you like your own copy to print? Because if so, you can download a printable copy of this same sign by clicking HERE or by clicking on the image at the top of this post.

Original doorway image taken from here.

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6 thoughts on ““No Soliciting” Door Sign Printable

  1. I like that sign. Unfortunately a lot of solicitors ignore the sign we have. What I don’t like about it is the safety issue. I do not open doors for strangers. Sometimes, I just pretend that nobody’s home. But then could be a bad thing too. Hopefully having a dog is a good deterrent.

  2. Charlotte, you are certainly right about having a dog. There are times Barkley’s throaty growls came in quite handy when I open the door to a stranger. Does Mulder do that as well? Even if he doesn’t I’m sure just the presence of him alone is reassuring. I just did the math the other day and I think Barkley is about 11. How has the time passed so quickly? I just can’t imagine life without him.

  3. Hi! I just wanted to tell you that this post came up for me during a Google search for “no soliciting printable.” I’ve been looking for just the right thing to put by my front door for a long time and this sign is the cutest. Thank you for making this free printable – I will be using it for my home. I can’t wait to passively-aggressively scare off solicitors!

  4. I’m so glad to know that you like it and that it came up on a google search! Thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know!

  5. The link has an error- please send me the corrected link to khall_14@yahoo.com– Thank you so much! Kathy

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