Lighting Up Your Home Safely for Halloween

Lighting Up Your Home Safely for Halloween

Are you excited for Halloween? If you are making last minute preparations for the big night, you may also be thinking about what lights to use for the outside. It is important to keep in mind that lots of kids will be venturing into your yard on Halloween. Make sure you put safety at the top of your list so that no accidents of injuries occur on your property.

Something else to think about when setting up spooky lights on your property is your electric bill. You work hard to save money wherever you can, and on this holiday should be no exception. However, there are some items that can be cost effective and help you have the best decorations on the block. The following are some great ideas to light up your porch, walkways, and doorways on the big night:

• Luminaries: Line your driveway, sidewalks, and walkways with luminaries. These can help you set the right atmosphere for your creepy outdoor lighting. Whether you use cans or paper bags, you can place battery powered lights in each to save money.
• String Lighting: This option can provide you with a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. For examples, you can look for pumpkin shapes, skeletons, spiders, zombies, and more. Once you have selected your string lights, put them all around the exterior of your home. Remember to hang them securely so they don’t cause a fire hazard or accidently trip a child.
• Illuminated Spider Web: Spice up your decorations by combining multiple materials. First, create a spider web with a rope using different anchors such as trees, your garage, or your porch. Then go back and wrap LED lights around the rope to light up the web!
• Pumpkins: Carve some jack-o-lanterns with your kids and put them around your property! You can decide on a theme with the stencils or just do random styles. Once you have a bunch of different sizes and shapes, place battery-powered lighting in each pumpkin to ensure a safe evening.

At Clark Insurance, we hope you continue to pay attention to safety at home so you can have a creative, spooky, fun filled Halloween! Making sure the lighting around your house is hazard free is important to preventing accidents and injuries on your property. The last thing you want to deal with is an insurance claim on a night everyone should be enjoying safely.

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