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Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween

Ways to Get Your Home Ready for HalloweenPrepare your home for the spooky season ahead! 

Halloween is one of the best times of the year. Whether you’re hosting a scary Halloween party or waiting for little trick-or-treaters, you may be opening up your home for the holiday. If so, it’s important to spend a bit of time making your home a safe haven. After all, nothing is more frightening on Halloween than being slapped with someone’s medical expenses after they injure themselves on your property. Here’s how to ready your property for Halloween!

Add lights – Your home may look extra spooky with minimal lighting, but this is a recipe for disaster when you have kids and accompanying adults visiting your property. If you don’t have enough exterior lights, install a motion-activated floodlight that will help guests make their way to your house safely.

Walk around your property – Before Halloween, walk around your property and look for any tripping hazards that you may not have been aware of. Are there cracks in the pathway? Is the garden hose trailing along the walkway? Tidy up and fill in cracks now before someone injures themselves.

Hand out safe candy – Be aware that children may have allergies to peanuts, wheat, and dairy. Keep this in mind when you’re buying Halloween candy to hand out. Better to be safe than sorry!

Use LED lights ­– Instead of using candles in jack-o-lanterns, play it safe and opt for battery-powered LED lights. These lights give off the same effect, but without the risk!

Keep pets calm – Dogs and cats can get anxious when there are frequent knocks at the door or when the house starts to fill up with people. The last thing you want is for your dog to chase an adult into the street or to knock down a toddler. Keep him or her shut in a room away from the front door to help them stay calm.

We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween! To find the right home insurance policy to fit your needs and belongings, contact Bell Black Insurance today.  We serve all insurance needs for those in Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming.