5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Trick-Or-Treaters

Since the spooky season is right around the corner, it is time to prepare your home for the trick-or-treaters in your area. Whether you live in a home or an apartment, you can create a welcoming space for kids of all ages this Halloween. Your trusted real estate agents in Eldon, MO want to help you prepare for your young guests as they go door to door. Make your house stand out as a great place to trick-or-treat with these tips provided by Devine & Associates.

1. Decorate Your Porch


Create a welcoming environment for the kiddos as they walk up to your door. Whether you wish to keep it light hearted with some pumpkins or incorporate spooky d├ęcor for a darker feel. Decorating your porch or front steps can help attract trick-or-treaters to your door, as well help get the kids into the holiday spirit.

2. Light Up the Door


An important factor in showing trick-or-treaters that you are open for business, is turning your porch light on. If your light is not very bright, you may want to consider adding landscape lights to your walkway as well. This can help show the kids where to walk and also creates an inviting feel for trick-or-treaters and their parents.

3. Remove Breakable Items


If you keep breakable items on your walkway or porch, remove those items to keep kids (and your breakables!) safe this Halloween. Whether it is a flower pot or fragile yard ornament, take those items away and store then in a safe place for the night. This can help reduce a tripping hazard for children as they make their way to your front door.

4. Contain the Animals


If you have pets in your home, be sure to keep them in a different room from which you will be opening the door a number of times. Usually the door bell ringing can upset your furry friends. Consider sitting outside on your porch to help reduce their worry of a constant door knock or bell ringing.

5. Purchase Plenty of Candy


Before Halloween arrives, stock up on a variety of candy at the store for the kids. Although it may be tempting to make homemade treats for your trick-or-treaters, often parents end up throwing those kinds of treats away. Keep in mind as you make your candy selections that some kids are allergic to nuts or cannot have chocolate, be sure to pick out an assortment of goodies that everyone can choose from and enjoy. 

Now that you know some of the tips to make your house a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat, you are ready for the spooky holiday! The best team of real estate agents in Eldon, Missouri want to help make this Halloween a memorable and exciting time for both kids and adults. Most important on the list of things to do to prepare for the holiday, have fun! Your trick-or-treaters will appreciate knocking on the door to someone who wants to be handing out candy and having a good time. Have a fun and safe Halloween, from your expert real estate agents at Devine & Associates!


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