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Prepare Your Home for Trick-or-Treaters

Friday, October 11, 2019   /   by Haley Latham

Prepare Your Home for Trick-or-Treaters


Decorate your entryway

No need to go overboard, but a few decorations will let people know that you're excited about the
holiday! Some simple decorations are pumpkins, spider webs, lanterns, etc.

Light the way
Try to avoid any accidents by lighting the pathway for the trick-or-treaters. Keep your porch light
on and add some extra lighting with lanterns or string lights!

Remove any valuables or tripping hazards
It may be a good idea to move any valuable pots or decor to another area just in case. It's also
important to clear any tripping hazards (sticks, roots, decor) out of the way.

Avoid flammable decor
Try to avoid flammable decorations such as hay, paper, dried cornstalk, etc. Whether vandals or
accidents are to blame, there are many more fires on Halloween than a typical October night,
according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Keep pets inside
Your pup may be the sweetest on the block, but not everyone knows that and the high energy may
spook your pets. It will benefit the trick-or-treaters and your pets to keep them inside and away
from the door.

Lock all other doors
Halloween tends to be a night of mischief. Make sure to keep your home safe by locking all of the
surrounding doors. It's likely that you'll be too distracted by the cute costumes to pay close

Buy plenty of candy
Nothing puts a damper on the night like knocking on a door that doesn't have any candy left. Make
sure you stock up for the night. Worst case scenario - you get to eat the leftovers.

Wear a costume
Even if its something you threw together in 5 minutes! It may not be as bad as running out of
candy, but answering the door in regular clothes is a buzz-kill for the children. 

Enjoy a spooktacular night!
Have a fun, safe, and most importantly - SPOOKY - night! 

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