Be a Good Neighbor
Keep Your Porch Lights On
Install Motion-Sensor Lights
Park Your Car in the Garage
Tape Up Your Mail Slot
Sit Outside During Trick-or-Treating
Bring in Toys and Lawn Equipment
Pretend You’re Not Home
Don’t want to participate in Halloween this year? Close your curtains and turn off your interior and exterior lights. If you pretend you’re not at home, trick-or-treaters will pass you by. Keep in mind, however, that a quiet home may attract vandals.
Temporarily Remove Your Mailbox
If mailboxes in your neighborhood tend to get stuffed with rotten eggs or bashed with baseball bats on All Hallows' Eve, consider taking yours inside for the night. By doing so, you'll avoid having to clean or replace your mailbox on November 1.
Use Flameless Candles
A jack-o'-lantern can easily get kicked over, either accidentally or on purpose. Minimize the risk of fire by using flameless candles instead of the real-deal wax variety.
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