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How to Sneak Out at Night

If you're not about to be the only one who wasn't at the party, follow these sneaky tips.


  • Step 1: Walk through exit route Walk through your exit route during the day to familiarize yourself with any potential noises. Fix squeaks and creaks if possible.
  • Step 2: Say goodnight Dress in your pajamas, and say goodnight to your parents as you pretend to go to bed.
  • TIP: In case you fall asleep, set an alarm to go off 15 minutes before you want to leave. Use your phone and set it on vibrate if possible.
  • Step 3: Wait until parents are sleeping Wait until you are positive your parents are sleeping. Listen for loud, deep breathing and snoring.
  • Step 4: Tiptoe Tiptoe through the house to get to the door. If your room is on the first floor, climb out of a window.
  • Step 5: Unlock the door Quietly unlock the door and gently close it behind you.
  • Step 6: Leave the door unlocked Be sure to leave the door unlocked so you don't have to worry about jangling keys when you get back.
  • Step 7: Don't do anything illegal Don't do anything illegal. It's one thing if your parents catch you coming in, but quite another if the police bring you home.
  • FACT: Daytime curfews for youth in a California community resulted in a 39 percent drop in truancy and a 29 percent decrease in crime during school hours.

You Will Need

  • Practice
  • Pajamas
  • Patience
  • Friends
  • Alarm (optional)
  • Cell phone (optional)

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