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Halloween: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary

Smoke coming out of a carved jack-o-latern

It’s almost that time of the year that celebrates everything spooky and creepy. Halloween is a time for all things scary. Just be sure to take extra care when bumping around in the night. Who knows what dangers could be out there? Here’s some advice to take into consideration this Halloween.

Watch for the Tricks and Go for the Treats

When taking family out around the neighborhood, be careful of where you walk. Not everything can easily be seen at this time of the year. Piles of leaves lining the sides of roads could also be masking a variety of dangers, such as trenches or holes. Be sure to avoid traffic if you live in a neighborhood with no sidewalks. Make sure your children won’t be falling over themselves in their costumes. Nothing quite ruins Halloween like a trip to a doctor.

Be Wary of the Tricks While Handing Out the Treats

Some houses love to show off their true Halloween spirits this time of the year by letting people inside for a haunted house of sorts. Be sure that these entrants are only staying in the allowed part of the house. You may be handing out candy, but you don’t want to unintentionally hand out your valuables as well. Be careful of where you place your decorations as well. Make sure that nothing is in the path of any visitors to your house. Furthermore, make sure you have nothing flammable nearby any open flames, such as jack-o-lanterns and candles.

Eat, drink and be merry sign on a porch decorated for Halloween

For the Adults

Halloween is also a time to dress up and party with your friends. If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, the previous rules still apply. Watch where you put your decorations and make sure everyone stays where they’re supposed to be. In addition to that, make sure that anyone drinking has some means of transportation, whether it’s a designated driver, a taxi, a rideshare service, etc. The less accidents out on the road during Halloween weekend, the better.

One last piece of advice to impart: Have fun! Halloween is a time to scare the pants off of everyone and laugh about it. Just don’t end up scaring yourself into the hospital. If you’re worried about that happening, call up Brooks & Stafford and get a quote today!



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