Halloween is right around the corner and besides going trick-or-treating yourself you may be looking forward to welcoming neighbors to your home who are trick-or-treating in your neighborhood.
In this article, we will provide you with 4 tips you can use for preparing your home ready for Halloween.
Tip #1 – Get Your Home Ready
Since Halloween is just a few days away you should start preparing for the big day right now by cleaning up your yard and removing debris from walkways because you don’t want anything left on the ground that could potentially be a trip and fall hazard for trick-or-treaters.
When decorating your Home for Halloween it’s best to create a clear pathway to your front door so you can make it as easy as possible for parents and children to collect candy.
To keep people out of your yard and away from Halloween decorations, you may want to use caution tape just so trick-or-treaters will respect your boundaries and not trample over your landscaping or cause wear and tear to the Halloween decorations that you have in your front yard.
Tip #2 – Think Differently About Halloween Treats
Yes, you can still give away candy at Halloween, but instead of offering all candy you should think about the ages of children in your neighborhood and consider giving away things like small boxes of raisins, toothbrushes, stickers, or boxes of crayons for little children. Thankfully preparing for Halloween can be budget friendly if you buy the candy and supplies that you need at your local Dollar Store.
Tip #3 – Have a Plan for Your Pets
If you have dogs or cats at your home it’s important to have a plan in place for your pets because Halloween is one of the most common times of the year when pets run away or get lost. It may be best to consider putting them in one of the bedrooms in your home, or in the garage because barking dogs might scare children as they approach your property.
Tip #4 – Final Preparations for Halloween
Last of all once the big day approaches and you are ready to celebrate Halloween at your home you should take extra steps to show trick-or-treaters that you are giving out candy like leaving your porch light on, and your door ajar, just so they know that your home if they are walking or driving in your neighborhood.
Tip #5 – Don’t Forget to Mind the HOA or Community Rules
Many communities have CCR’s or Rules & Regulations that dictate the type of props you can utilize as well as “how and when” you should put up and take down decorations. If you don’t have a copy of these documents, be sure to contact your Landlord or reach out to the HOA. Often times community associations will tell give you time frames for decorations including rules on how early you can put them up around your home and then how long until you have to take them down. Be careful as there may be regulations asking neighbors to not have decorations that make noise after 10pm or to turn off or dim lights that may cause issues for vehicle drivers.
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