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If you have ever had a package snagged by a porch pirate, you know the pain that this can cause, especially if it was something that you needed right away.

No one can afford to have their packages lifted, but it is almost impossible to keep an eye on your porch all day long. Even if you have one of those cameras that you can watch at work, it’s not like you can run home and catch the pirates in the act of thievery.

Photo: flickr/Steve Garfield

So how can we avoid this problem in the future? We are happy to pass this hack along.

Impossible Science is the TikTok page that has decided to help out and we are beyond grateful to them for sharing the tip.

Photo: TikTok/@impossiblescience

“Here’s the ultimate way to prevent porch pirates,” says the host of the video. We are already on the edge of our seats.

In the video, he cleverly rigs a table to hide his packages! He positions a mirror under the table at a 45-degree angle. It will reflect the opposite side of the door and make it seem like there are no packages.

Photo: TikTok/@impossiblescience

In reality, your packages will be resting peacefully and any would-be porch pirates are sure to be none the wiser. It’s one of the most clever hacks that we have come across in some time.

Check it out below:

@impossiblescience

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