Can you believe that it's already Halloween -time? To make the most out of Halloween in 2022, try using the following safety tips to ensure a great experience for you and for your kids.
1. Safe Costumes
Keep your kids safe while they hunt for their candy, and choose costumes that are bright in color and reflective when possible. Make sure their shoes fit well, and keep costumes short enough to avoid tripping over them. Also, you should carry a flashlight when trick-or-treating.
2. The Kids
Young children should always be accompanied by a parent or a responsible guardian. If older kids are trick-or-treating alone, make sure they have a specific time to return back home. Encourage your kids to obey the rules of the road when trick-or-treating. It may sound simple, but things like crossing the road at designated crosswalks can avoid accidents. Tell your kids that they should only visit houses that have the porch light on – and remind them that not everyone celebrates Halloween.
3. Handing Out Treats
If you decide to hand out candy at your home, remember to replace burned-out bulbs outside, and remove obstacles from your lawn and walkway. You 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 ring. Also, you should keep your pets in a different room, away from all of the excitement.
4. Keep It Healthy
Always, always, always remember that ALL candy should be inspected. Throw away any candy that appears to have been tampered with or that is not in the original wrapper.
Selling Your Home this Fall? Here's a Tip
Even if decorating your home with Halloween decorations appeals to you, it’s a smart idea not to over do it when your home is for sale. 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 great – just stay away from the skulls and witches!