It’s that a time of year again! Let’s make the most out of Halloween in 2019, by using the following safety tips to ensure a great experience for you and for your kids.
To keep everyone safe while on the hunt for candy, remember to choose costumes that are reflective and bright in color. Make sure your kids’ shoes should fit well, and their costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping. Always carry a flashlight to light the way for all the trick-or-treaters.
The Trick or Treaters
Younger children should always be accompanied by their parents or a responsible guardian, while the older kids who are trick-or-treating alone, should have a specific time when they should return back home. Encourage your kids to obey the rules of the road when of walking around. It may sound simple, but things like crossing at intersections and designated crosswalks to avoid accidents are important to remind them about. Also, make sure you tell them that they should only visit houses that have the porch light on – and remind them that not everyone celebrates Halloween.
Handing Out the Treats
If you decide to hand out candy on Halloween, remember to replace any burned-out bulbs outside, and remove obstacles from your lawn, like garden hoses, toys or lawn decorations. You definitely don’t want to cause anyone to trip. Have your treats ready right by the door so you don’t need to look for them when the trick-or-treaters arrive. Also, you should keep your pets in a different room, away from the excitement.
Make it a Healthy Halloween
No matter what – remember that ALL candy should be inspected. Throw away any candy that appears to have been tampered with or that is not in its original wrapper.
Area you Selling Your Home this Fall?
Even if decorating your home with some scary Halloween decorations is appealing to you, it’s a good idea not to over do it when your home is for sale. All buyers may not share your enthusiasm for Halloween. Instead, consider some tasteful Fall decorations throughout the inside and outside of your home. Pumpkins and scarecrows are fine – just stay away from the skeletons and coffins!
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