Don’t be a zombie in your new house. If you’re new to your neighborhood, Halloween is the perfect time to get to know your neighbors. Check out the decorations on the other homes and add some color of your own. Of course, you don’t want to upstage your neighbors, so keep your decor to the same level as the homes around you.

Make sure you reach out to neighbors to find out how many trick-or-treaters to expect. You don’t want to run out of sweets too soon … or have so many left over that you ruin your diet for the next six months.

Also, check with your association, if you have one, to see what is appropriate for the holiday. It might be that everyone in your new community has a trunk or treat at a local park instead.

Things to remember
  • Even though it is a spooky holiday, keep your walkways well lit and free of clutter.
  • Turn the porch light on.
  • Keep your pets in a safe location away from the trick-or-treaters.
  • Only serve factory-wrapped candy.
  • Repair handrails and porch steps
And more …

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