Halloween safety is a priority for apartment dwellers

by Tom Simplot

Oct 25, 2015

Kids and adults alike seem to love Halloween, getting dressed up and partaking in copious amounts of candy. Growing up, this was one of my favorite nights of the year when we could be out, and it always seemed like a huge neighborhood party.

Halloween can be especially enjoyable in an apartment community that welcomes trick-or-treaters. If you have younger children, this could be a great way to meet neighbors and allow your kids to safely collect treats.

Put pets in another room, away from the door. The constant doorbell ringing can be upsetting for some pets. Being in a quieter part of the house, away from the door will make the night go more smoothly for you and your pet.

Buy prepackaged treats. This isn’t the holiday for your famous shortbread treats. Parents tend to be more careful with Halloween treats and will toss treats that aren’t commercially wrapped.

Set a cut-off time for Halloween visits. Once you are ready to be in for the night, set out a little sign or turn off outside lights to let visitors know that you closed for the evening.

Be on the lookout for strangers in your community. Let your apartment manager or security know immediately if something seems off or you see someone who shouldn’t be in your community.

Halloween safety needs to be the priority for kids and adults alike.