No Tricks, Only Treats

No Tricks, Only Treats

Halloween is Sunday and will be when most kids are out trick or treating. Some organizations are doing events on Saturday, like trunk or treat. 
Here are some safety tips to follow over the coming days:

Costume Safety Before Halloween make sure you pick out costumes that don’t cause a safety hazard. If you are making a homemade costume, pick your material carefully to avoid safety hazards.

  • All costumes (store bought and homemade), wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
  • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation

  • When The Kids Are Out In The Neighborhood
  • Most people don’t know this, but children are more than twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. A lack of visibility at night, children walking in the roadways without reflective material, and children darting into the roadway are the most common causes of the accidents. Keep these tips in mind when you are out on Halloween night:

    • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
    • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
    • Agree on a specific time children should return home
    • Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
    • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
    • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
    • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street

  • Safety Tips For Motorists
  • Along with following all the basic traffic laws and rules, motorists should take extra precautions on Halloween night. If you are on the road during trick or treat hours follow these tips:
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways carefully
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween
  • Do not drink and drive at any time but especially do not drink and drive on Halloween night
  • Design Tip
    Instead of decorating for fall with pumpkins and leaves, consider:
    • Macrame: This bohemian style of weaving is very trendy and can be a great addition to a plain wall.
    • Natural Details: Though most plants quit blooming in the fall, there are still plenty of houseplants that can bring nature to your living spaces. Succulents and leafy plants can transform a space instantly; better yet, houseplants often don’t need too much tending.
    • Knitted Blankets: Comfy oversized blankets are a perfect way to decorate a sofa or chair. Drape a textured blanket across the back for added dimension.
    • Baskets and Wicker: Wicker baskets have been an American decor staple for decades. Revamp your walls with a textured wicker gallery. Try hanging baskets or trays interspersed with photos for a creative gallery.
    • Candles: Want that crisp air scent inside? Try earthy candles with scents like leaves, flannel, spiced cardamom, and mahogany. For maximum coziness, find candles with wooden wicks; these candles crackle just like a fireplace as they burn.

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Pergo Elements is made in the USA and is avoiding the current sky-high shipping charges and long delays that imported products are incurring. We just installed the main level of a Marietta home (family room, living room, dining room, kitchen, hall and foyer) 1200+ square feet for just shy of $10K. Nor bad for a floor that is as great looking as it is easy to take care of.

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Thank you, Wanda, for the great review. We enjoyed working with you and hope that you are enjoying your new floors!