It’s the most spooktacular time of the year: Halloween! While your mind might be on delicious candies or ghoulish hauntings safety should remain a top priority! Follow these tips to keep your home safe from accidents involving your decorations and your family safe during trick or treating.
Home Safety Tips
This rule applies for every day life, but don’t overload your extension cords. We know it’s important for you to have the fog, sound, and light machines for the perfect haunted house. Preventing your cords from overheating can prevent potential fires.
Avoid using open flames. If you want to light Jack-O-Lanterns or put out some spooky candles be sure to use battery-operated instead.
Light and clear the path to your home for trick-or-treaters. A clear path is important, as it gets darker throughout the evening so children don’t trip or hurt themselves walking to your door.
Include comfortable shoes in costume ideas. Walking from house to house can become old very quickly if you or your child’s shoes are giving blisters or pinching toes.
Bring a flashlight. As it gets darker you’ll be thankful to have one for places that may not be well lit or as your navigating paths up to your neighbors homes.
Avoid costumes with extra length. Make sure your child’s costume isn’t too long to ensure they aren’t tripping as they walk.
Use soft and flexible props. You’ll avoid unnecessary injuries if your child and friends use the props throughout the night.