Home Tips for Halloween

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Halloween is one of Central New Jersey’s favorite holidays – as noted by the millions of dollars in costumes, candy and decorations sold here and everywhere across the US in the weeks leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. Whether you’re having a spooky bash with your neighbors or handing out candy to little princesses, ghosts and ghouls, here are some tips to keep your home and your visitors safe:

• While dark and spooky may set the mood for Halloween, illumination is a key element of safety. Keep walkways clear and well illuminated, especially if you are expecting visitors. Leave your exterior lights on if you are welcoming to trick-or-treaters, conversely, if the thought of handing out candy spooks you (or you’re just not in the mood); leave your exterior lights off.

• If you’re on the road be mindful of the many children crossing the streets. It can be hard to see smaller residents, especially with dark costumes. If you’re a parent sending your child out on their own it’s a good idea to add reflective tape (which comes in black) to your child’s costume to make them more visible.

• Everyone knows Halloween is a night of mischief, but that doesn’t mean you can’t minimize it. Keeping a well lit exterior will deter possible vandals. If you’re throwing a party with your fellow ‘grown-up’ ghosts, hosts should make sure nobody is driving under the influence.

• Parents should know where their kids are in case of an emergency – which is much easier than in years past thanks to cell phones. Still, parents should stay with younger children and if their children go out on their own, it’s good to know who your child is with and where they’ll be. And, what seems like common sense – check your kids candy before they dig in.


We hope these tips make your Halloween fun as well as safe. Enjoy!

Comments (1)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great tips for the Halloween I am looking forward to a safe Halloween with my children this weekend.

Oct 28, 2010 07:54 AM