Thursday, October 17, 2013


Protect Yourself AND Your Trick-or-Treaters Around Your Home ~

Keep candles and jack o' lanterns away from landings and doorsteps, where costumes could brush against the flame. Make sure candles are away from curtains, decorations and other items that could ignite. Do not leave burning candles unattended.

Or as an option, put little tea lights in the luminaries so there is no worry about the trick or treaters catching their costumes on fire as they walk up the steps. You can buy some of those little battery-operated flameless tealights at the Home Depot or Walmart.

If you use a real candle, practice extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside Jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.

Many people enjoy transforming their homes into eerie scenes. Be sure to keep the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks who might have trouble seeing in dim light. This reminder from House Smart Home Improvements. 

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