Children going to houses for candy on halloween

How to Make Your Property Safe for Trick-or-Treaters

When pumpkins adorn the shop windows, and faux skeletons sway in the wind, this could only mean one thing: Halloween is on the way! And if you’re like most homeowners, you’ll want to make sure that your property is not only as festive as it can be but that it is also safe for boys and “ghouls” to walk up to your front door and trick or treat for candy.

However, if you’re not sure how to prepare your property for your newfound “guests,” here are some ways to do it with ease.

Illuminate Walkways
You might know your property like the back of your hand, but trick-or-treaters and their chaperones will not. If there’s a crack in the pavement or uneven terrain, that could spell disaster. If you’re looking to avoid a problem before it happens, you’ll want to make sure that your walkways are adequately illuminated — even if that means shedding some light on your spooky decorations.

Guide Trick-or-Treaters
Is your property wide and open, or is it small and confined? Regardless, you’ll want to prevent trick-or-treaters from running around your yard. Doing so will help avoid a stumble or fall — which will give you more peace of mind on the big night.

To do this, purposely block off areas of your property with decorations to help reduce wandering. Another great tip is to rope off the sides of the walkway leading to your front door. This will keep trick-or-treaters on the path to the candy.

Hand Out Candy in Your Driveway
If you’re afraid of a trick-or-treater getting injured or want to eliminate your doorbell being rung repeatedly (especially if you have a dog), then sitting at the edge of your driveway will be the best solution. Doing this will prevent “goblins” and “ghouls” from running onto your property and will help give you peace of mind in the long run!

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