Halloween Safety Tips To Guarantee More Treats Than Tricks!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

25 HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

FOR CHARLOTTE AREA KIDS, PARENTS, HOMEOWNERS, & PETS

Halloween is just days away. Halloween can turn from being a happy and fun holiday to a dangerous one in one quick moment. Follow these 25 tried and true tips and you'll be sure to have a safe and happy Halloween -- one with more treats than tricks!

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR CHARLOTTE AREA KIDS

  1. Trick or Treat only in neighborhoods you are familiar with.

  2. Trick or Treat only at a home's front door and never go to the back of a house.

  3. Don't go to dark houses.

  4. Carry a bright flashlight (and make sure the batteries are fresh and check to make sure it works before heading out).

  5. Go to the bathroom before setting out to trick or treat.

  6. Don't let your costume be a tripping hazard by letting it drag on the ground; make sure your shoe laces are tied tight, as they can be a tripping hazard too. Wearing comfortable shoes can help alot too!

  7. Stay on sidewalks; walk don't run. No sidewalks? Then be sure to walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic. Always check for cars before crossing a street.

  8. Put your phone away... don't walk and look at your phone... stay alert.
  9. Don't pet any animals in the neighborhood that you don't know.

  10. Carry a spare bag for your "treats" in case yours breaks.

  11. Don't forget to be polite and say thanks for the treats!

  12. Don't eat any of the treats until you bring them home.

Halloween Safety Tips For Kids

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR CHARLOTTE AREA PARENTS

  1. Buy flame-retardant costumes. Add reflector strips.

  2. Accompany younger children as they trick or treat.

  3. Older children on their own should be equipped with a watch that glows in the dark, a fully charged cell phone. Set an alarm on the watch or cell phone to alert your child when it's time to stop and come home.

  4. Make sure your older children that are unaccompanied trick or treat in groups. And be sure to know who they are going out with and where they plan to trick or treat.

  5. Make sure your children know not to eat any candy until they've brought it home for you to inspect for possible tampering or food allergies. You might want to limit how much candy they can eat on Halloween night to avoid stomach aches later on.

 

Halloween Safety Tips For Parents

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR CHARLOTTE AREA HOMEOWNERS

  1. Clear your front yard of anything that could be a tripping hazard--rakes, garden hoses, flower pots, dog toys, kid toys, etc.

  2. Illuminate your front walk and steps leading to the front door.

  3. Real candles could be a safety and fire hazard in outdoor decorations on Halloween night. Avoid these or place them well away from where trick or treaters will be walking. Just in case, have a fire extinguisher at the ready.

  4. If you're driving in/through your neighborhood, drive extra slowly and watch carefully for young children who can run out into the street.

 

Halloween Homeowner Tips

 

SAFETY TIPS FOR CHARLOTTE AREA PETS

  1. Don't leave any pets outside in your yard on Halloween.

  2. Make sure your dog or cat doesn't "escape" through the front door when you are handing out treats.

  3. Don't feed any people treats to dogs or cats. Ingredients like chocolate can be downright poisonous.

  4. If possible, contain your dog or cat in a closed off room so they don't get frightened by all the activity and costumes.

 

Halloween Pet Safety TipsImage credited to Milmay Veterinary Clinic

 

Follow these 25 safety tips for Charlotte kids, parents, homeowners and pets and you'll be sure to have a Halloween with more treats than tricks!

 

These Halloween safety tips are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts. 

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Comments (40)

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Lots of great advice.  My favorite, keep a spare bag with you in case your first bag breaks....essential!  😎  Have a wonderful Halloween!

Oct 28, 2021 07:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty hi Ray... I'll have to remember to add that one to my list for next year!

Oct 28, 2021 08:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

Thanks for all the tips.  No one comes around our area, and everytime we have moved we landed someplace where no one came.  I stopped buying candy ages ago.  When there was a little kid living here, I brought him som Tobler chocolate.  A

Oct 28, 2021 08:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share.

Many home in our community are fully decorated for Halloween.

Oct 28, 2021 08:45 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... the last two neighborhoods we were in had tons of kids... but the lots were large and they just didn't walk from house to house. Now I'm in a neighborhood with a fair amount of kids and also lots of grandparents whose grands come here to trick or treat... because the houses are all closeby and everyone sits on their front porches with candy waiting for the tricker or treaters.

Oct 28, 2021 10:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... same here... the neighborhood is awash in Halloween decorations, as is my own house.

Oct 28, 2021 10:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- while I love where I am, we are on a tucked away cul-de-sac so don't get a lot of kiddies. In my past two neighborhoods, we had at least 125 kids.   You've covered all of the bases with this post. 

Oct 28, 2021 11:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I love seeing all the little kiddies in their costumes... they are so cute and always so excited.

Oct 28, 2021 11:19 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina those are all great suggestions.  We want Halloween to be a fun experience, and not a regrettable one.

Oct 28, 2021 12:02 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto indeed, George. But I do miss the days of my childhood when no one worried much about a regrettable Halloween, if at all.

Oct 29, 2021 05:31 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Nina, great tips for trick or treating in Charlotte! I hear we're expected to have a great turnout this year. I hope your Halloween night is full of fun!

Oct 29, 2021 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carla Freund hi Carla... I suspect that we will have a busy trick or treating night here this year... first it's on a weekend night and second, people are not hunkering down at home any more. Enjoy your Halloween.

Oct 29, 2021 05:39 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Nina Hollander, Broker thank you for sharing very valuable list of Halloween safety tips for more treats than tricks.

Oct 29, 2021 02:42 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

John Pusa good morning, John... thank you for popping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. Wishing you a boo-tiful Halloween weekend.

Oct 30, 2021 07:24 AM
John Pusa

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker Wishing you a boo-tiful Halloween weekend too!

Oct 30, 2021 10:05 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Have an ejoyable holiday.  Here is a suggestion for cat lovers.

cat

Oct 30, 2021 11:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sam Shueh hi Sam... thank you for the Halloween kitty. I love it! Have a spooktacular Halloween!

Oct 30, 2021 11:12 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Took 25 minutes to complete this one.  Slower than previous.  Thanks.

Oct 30, 2021 11:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sam Shueh hi Sam... somehow, that does not surprise me. I've had issues myself.

Oct 30, 2021 12:34 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Looking forward to seeing all the kiddos Sunday night. Great tips to keep them safe

Oct 30, 2021 08:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Rocky Dickerson good morning, Rocky... I'm looking forward to the trick or treating tonight, as well. 

Oct 31, 2021 05:07 AM