This Friday is, you guessed it, Halloween! A time where parents get to dress up their kids in adorable, semi-embarrassing costumes and kids, in turn, get to eat loads of sugary candy. As much fun as this spooky holiday is, there are definitely some safety precautions that everyone should take in order to have the best night possible.
Light It Up!
Halloween is notorious for being scary. Be sure to bring some sort of lighting when you go out trick or treating with your family so that your kids don’t get too frightened. Additionally, place some extra lighting around your home to help trick or treaters see the way to your door and to help you keep an eye on what’s going on outside of your home.
Clean up your front yard.
Because this holiday basically guarantees that sugar spinning children and adolescent mischief makers will be out and about, make sure your yard is free of anything valuable that you don’t want stolen. This is also a good step to take to make sure any kids or adults don’t trip or face safety concerns.
Put Spike away!
This one, I cannot stress enough. Halloween is not the time to let your pets roam free. It is best to keep them indoors. Not only is it safer and less stressful for them, but you also save yourself from the fear that they will get lost or frightened.
Check your homeowners coverage.
Like many of these tips have mentioned, having trick or treaters even step on your porch or go through your hard has great potential for liability/insurance claims. Check with your insurance agent to make sure you are covered should anything negative happen.