Trick 'r Treating Safety Tips
Halloween. In a day and age where we’re all glued to handheld devices, it’s refreshing there’s a national holiday to go outside and go door to door for a face-to-face experience. I don’t know about you, but I’m certain my doorstep is going to get more foot traffic on October 31st than it will with all the over days of the year combined.
While we know that we’re prepared for All Hallows Eve with a giant bowl of candy (Snickers, Kit Kat, Twix are encouraged if you want to be a neighborhood hero) it’s important to take in mind the steps to ensure that you and your trick-or-treaters are safe.
This article by ADT Security lists a few steps you can take to make sure the candy is exchanged, and all parties leave the scene satisfied. A few that stood out-
- Turn on your outside light
- As a retired professional trick or treater this is essential. It’s the simplest communication of the night: light on, open for business. Light off: on to the next one. In terms of safety it’s a matter of keeping a well-lit pathway
- Take a picture of your property before the night falls
- Why not? You have a phone in your front pocket right now. Take a picture of your exterior of your home just in case anything happens. In case any damage is done to your house. Whether it’s accidental or intentional, having a picture of your house before the night will help when you’re dealing with the aftermath with your insurance.
- Don’t have ongoing home improvements on your exterior
- This one’s to protect you. You don’t want a trick or treater to hurt themselves on an ongoing home improvement where you’re liable as the homeowner.
There’s no better way to end October than Halloween. The perfect encore to a great month full of football, playoff baseball, hoodie weather, and APPLES APPLES APPLES. Here’s to safety for you and those who will visiting you on the night of October 31.
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