Halloween is days away, and depending on your neighborhood, you’ll have trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell for all the cavity-causing yet delicious candy. To prepare, we have 6 tips to get your house ready for All Hallow’s Eve:

  1. Clear walkways. With both children and adults walking up to your door, you’ll want to make sure nothing potentially dangerous is in their way, such as toys, cleaning tools, rocks, etc. You may also want to consider your walkway and where to doll out candy. For example, if you have stairs or a long, winding path, check and secure your railings and consider handing out candy at the end of your driveway.
  2. Light it up. Turn on any outdoor lights (avoid candles for fire risk, especially in this fire season!) to help create a safe path for trick-or-treaters.
  3. Secure your pets safely inside. To avoid any pets escaping from the constant opening of doors and potential harm to children, it’s best to lock them in a separate room or area of your house.
  4. Lock all other doors. Halloween is a mischievous night and crime spikes as some 175 million Americans hit the street to trick or treat. Play it safe by locking all of your other doors, including garages and cars. 
  5. Consider your candy choices. Many kids are allergic to candy ingredients, like nuts and dairy. To help them enjoy the holiday, have allergy-free candy on hand as well as the regular candy that most crave. You can also pick up other non-food treats, like stickers and little toys, to not exclude anyone!
  6. Clean your yard. Usually kids stick to sidewalks, walkways, and driveways, but if you have any wanderers, clear out sticks, objects, or other tripping hazards from your yard.

Keep these tips in mind when getting your house ready for the festive holiday!

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