When most people think of Halloween they think of trick or treating, having fun at a party or a masquerade with friends, enjoying an interesting night of characters, jack-o-lanterns, and cool Halloween grooves. No one thinks about vandalism like toilet papered houses’, broken windows, theft, or any other violation of one’s personal property. Unfortunately bad stuff does happen, so it’s better to be safe then sorry. To ensure a house that is kept safe from vandalism and theft on Halloween Night, please follow the ten following steps:
The easiest way to prevent the possibility of vandalism or theft in the home; is to simply have the family stay home on Halloween night and pass out candy. This is true, especially, if you live in a rowdy neighborhood and you really fear for your house on Halloween.
Second take all expensive Halloween decorations that are outdoors inside.
Third keep all dangerous objects like rocks and heavy items that are outside in the garage or out in the back out of reach. This will prevent vandals or would be thieves from using these large objects as projectiles to vandalize or break windows.
Fourth leave some lights on inside the house to give the illusion that someone is home. This is if no one has actually stayed to watch the house.
Fifth if your family or yourself -if you’re single- decide to go to a party or some big Halloween bash; check all doors and windows. Triple check each one so that you don’t make any mistakes.
Sixth keep the entire area around the house well lit. This will prevent vandals or thieves from trying anything, as neighbors can easily see everything going on.
Seventh along with the lights left on leave a radio or television on while your out. This will create the belief that someone is home busy being entertained.
Eighth talk to your neighbor’s and have them keep an eye on your house while you’re out. They can do this while passing out candy.
Ninth if your family or you must absolutely go out that night and you fear for the safety of your house; get at house sitter. Get someone you can trust, preferable an adult with a job. Don’t get an unreliable person, who likes to party or drink too much because that’s a recipe for disaster.
Tenth leave a car parked in the driveway this will give people the illusion that someone is home.
Follow any or a few of these simple ten steps to ensure a safe Halloween for your house. Hopefully by following these measures you will gain some peace of mind and be able to enjoy the festivities.