Halloween is around the corner. Maybe you’re having a party; maybe you’re staying put and passing out candy; or maybe you just don’t participate in the holiday. In any case, here are some ways to keep your home safe this Halloween. This is a follow up post to last year’s Halloween Tips for Homeowners.
Post a “No More Candy” sign if you’re not home or don’t want to be disturbed
Let’s face it, all the little goblins are after one thing – CANDY! Even houses with the porch light off aren’t a deterrent for those candy gobblers. So the best thing to do is post a sign near the entrance of your property that says “No More Candy.” It doesn’t have to be fancy, but if you want to get some mileage out of your sign, try making a cheap, waterproof sign.
Skip the candles and use glow sticks or lights
With kids around, using glow sticks or LED lights in your pumpkins seems like a no-brainer. You can even go the extra creative mile by matching the color of the glow stick to the design of the pumpkin, a la Jack Skellington or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle watermelons. But it doesn’t have to stop at just pumpkins.
If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen a million in one ways to decorate your home for Halloween. Keeping safety in mind, the walkway to the door is probably the most important area to keep safe. Here are three of our favorite ideas for lighting up your walkway:
- Line your walkway with pumpkins and wrap twinkle lights around the pumpkins
- Get bunch of cheap pumpkin pail lanterns from the dollar store and put individual led candles in them
- Decorate empty gallon milk containers as ghosts or other Halloween characters and light them up
Wishing you a Happy and Safe Halloween!