Keep Your Home Safe for Halloween

Trick-or-treaters are coming to your home whether you like it or not. Unless you live in a kid free neighborhood, candy eaters by the hundreds are ready to come knocking on your door dressed like super heroes and ghosts. Keep the kids and adults alike safe once they begin to traverse your yard in the dark by using this home improvement advice and these simple tips and you’ll be sure to have a perfect Halloween at home.

  • · Sidewalks- It’s in your best interests to keep the entryway to your front door clear and clean from all debris. Cut back any branches, sweep away any leaves and trim any landscaping back away from the front door access. But besides keeping the path clear, it’s a good idea to keep the area well lit. Small solar powered walkway lights can easily be purchased the day before and stuck into the ground on each side of the walkway. It will keep the area well lit and it will keep the kids on a single path instead of all over your landscaping or lawn.
  • · Driveways- Your driveway should be for foot traffic only. When cars pull in and out of your driveway, you’re bound to get a stain or two from grease, oil or rubber. Keep your driveway sanctioned off from cars but still accessible to foot traffic by setting out a few well-placed hay bales or pumpkins. LED solar powered walkway lights can help keep them bright and well lit for nighttime use.
  • · Security Lights- During the Halloween extravaganza it’s a good idea to keep your yard well lit. Automatic security flood lights do the trick perfectly. A security light that is activated by a motion detection switch makes for a great way to light your home and yard during the holidays. By installing solar powered flood lights, you can do the work yourself and save a ton of money. Most solar powered security lights are simple plug-and-play devices that are ready to go once you plug in the light to the solar panel and battery.
  • · Glow-in-the-Dark Tape- If you have steps, stairs or even a small rise in where your porch meets your driveway, you can bet that when kids wearing masks in the dark come stumbling along, they are going to trip over these nighttime navigation hazards. Glow-in-the-dark tape that is well placed on your sidewalk, patio or driveway can help people find their way to your candy filled front door. Add black lights to the area and watch the florescent tape glow bright as day.

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