• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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This Halloween, your block is sure to be swarming with kids dressed as ghosts, goblins, and ghouls prowling the streets and looking for candy! You will do well to prepare yourself and your home for the oncoming onslaught of costumed children. Here are some tips to help you get ready:

Four young friends and a woman at Halloween eating treats and sm

  • Buy lots of candy. You certainly don’t want to be caught unprepared when you hear your doorbell ring. As such, make sure you stock up on all the favorites, whether candy, snacks, or small toys and trinkets – with enough preparation, you could be the “cool house” that has all the best goodies to give out!
  • Decorate your porch. Show some Halloween spirit to get trick-or-treaters excited before they even knock on the door. A few strands of lights, scarecrows, witches, or spooky signs can make the kids a lot more excited to come trick-or-treating. You’ll also earn a bit of “neighborhood cred” with the younger crowd if they know you take October 31st seriously.
  • Get in the spirit. Remember when you were a kid and hated that one house with the crabby owner that was scarier than any other costume? You don’t want to be THAT guy. Make it fun for your neighborhood by putting on a happy face—and maybe even a costume!—and preparing to have some fun with your candy-dealing duties.
  • Have homeowner’s insurance. The most frightening thing that could happen on this holiday is to have somebody get hurt on your property. Don’t take the risk of having your property damaged when someone is walking up your porch steps or having a trick-or-treater injured when walking up the drive. By being covered with home insurance, you will be protected from liability if an unfortunate incident were to occur.

With these handy tips, you’re sure to help your entire neighborhood have a spooky and fun Halloween. Best of luck with the trick-or-treaters!