Get your home ready for Halloween

Special to The Log
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Halloween is right around the corner, and HouseLogic wants to make sure you and your home are ready for all of the ghosts and goblins that will stop by your door. This month’s “Treat Your Home to a Trick-Free Halloween” spotlight from Houselogic.com, the comprehensive website for home owners from the National Association of Realtors, features five articles containing information, tips, and advice on how to get your home ready for Halloween, and how to clean it up afterwards.

Check out the full spotlight at www.houselogic.com/spotlight/trick-free-halloween/. Here are some teasers of what you will find with HouseLogic’s suggestions to keep your home and guests safe this year.

12 Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spook Out Your House. If you want to make your house stand out this Halloween, HouseLogic has ideas to make yours the spookiest on the block. Get inspired by these 12 decorating ideas, including using lights to create eerie illuminations or taking advantage of your home’s roof and windows to create a scary scene.

Creepy Plants for Your Halloween Garden. Voodoo lilies, doll’s eyes, and black bat flowers not only have spooky names, but they add the eerie to your yard. Check out HouseLogic’s full list of the creepiest plants around.

7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know. Take the scare out of Halloween by making sure that trick-or-treaters will be safe at your home. HouseLogic has tips for Halloween night, including keeping your house well lit, tightening your railings, and being prepared for damp weather.

How to Get Wax Out of Carpet and Other Halloween Cleanup Hacks. If Halloween decorations, parties, and trick-or-treaters have taken a toll on your house, it’s best to clean up right away. Check out HouseLogic’s tips for cleaning egg off your house, getting toilet paper out of your trees, and more.

What’s Causing Those Spooky Sounds and Smells. When you hear creaks in the night, it’s not a ghost, but likely an easily fixable issue with your house. Here’s how to prevent everything from zombie odors to “footsteps” in the attic.

For more information on preparing your house for Halloween – and the rest of the year – visit HouseLogic.com.

HouseLogic is a free source of information that helps consumers make smart, confident decisions about all aspects of homeownership. Made possible by Realtors, the site helps owners get the most value and enjoyment from their existing home and helps buyers and sellers make the best deal possible.

This article was contributed to The Log by the National Association of Realtors.