2. Fire Check! – Candles may set a ‘spooky’ mood and be used to light your pumpkins, but open flames can be dangerous – consider battery candles or glow sticks to help set the mood.
3. Clear Paths – this is especially important if you might be visited by trick-or-treaters – to help avoid injuries clear your paths of any potential hazards (toys, garden equipment, lawn decorations, etc.)
4. Confine Pets – again this is especially important if you will be having trick-or-treaters, make sure your pets are confined so they can’t jump on (or even bite) visitors.
5. Light it Up! – Keep your house well lit so visitors can clearly see where they are walking, which will help avoid falls/injuries. Plus, whether you are home or not you should keep the house well lit as houses, where it looks like no one is at home, are easier targets for Halloween pranks and burglaries.