Halloween Safety Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Parents

  1. There is safety in numbers.  I often see parents traveling in groups with their children.  That way you can have multiple adult eyes on little ones.
  2. If you are a young adult, rule #1 still applies.  Travel with a few friends.
  3. Take a flashlight for poorly lit areas.
  4. Visit homes of people you know.  Stay in familiar territory.
  5. Let someone know where you are going, and what time you think you will be returning.  This goes for adults and young adults.

Safety Tips for Home Owners

  1. Make sure that your walkways are clear of debris that people may trip over.  This includes electrical cords for any flashy Halloween displays; make sure they are secured with heavy tape or out of the walk ways that families will use to get to your door.
  2. Keep animals away from the front door and yards...this will be best for everyone.  Halloween can be a scary day for our four legged friends with so many stragne faces coming to the door.
  3. Leave your porch light on.
  4. Keep a watchful eye for little ones that may have wandered from their parent, or opportunistic teenage pranksters. 

 

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Gary Woltal
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Chris Ann, you are such the smart and practical and helpful one, especially for this holiday. I really liked the safety tips. Getting the electrical cords out of the way definitely prevents the tripping.

Oct 27, 2008 02:38 PM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Gary:  There are some in our neighborhood that go all out in decorating.  For me, it's never been more than a couple pumpkins and some candles.  But if you think Griswold, you'll have an idea about how many electrical cords could be strung around these houses.  :)

Oct 28, 2008 02:15 AM #2
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Jim Frimmer
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Are there still "opportunistic teenage pranksters" out there? LOL We don't seem to have much trick-or-treating in my neighborhood, everyone instead opting for school parties, church parties, and some home parties. I miss the little ones coming to the door all decked out in various costumes wanting only a few pieces of candy (or a handful, or sackful, whatever).

Oct 28, 2008 03:30 AM #3
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Jim:  Our neighborhood has opportunistic teenage pranksters year round.  With all the things kids have to do these days, you'd think that X-Box might be more fun than creeping around the neighborhood. 

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Anne Clark
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Boy, these are some good tips.  I'd love to reblog it, but you don't have that as an option here.  Wish you'd reconsider.

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I guess I didn't really understand reblogging when I posted some of my older posts.  Will have to update them.

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