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Trick-or-treating safety and etiquette tips:

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Though trick-or-treating can be a fun family outing, parents have a lot to contend with. From the increased foot and vehicle traffic, to kids running ahead of you, parents may need some help making it through what can be a long two hours of craziness outside in the d-d-d-dark. We’ve gathered a few age-appropriate tips on etiquette and safety to make this the most non-scary Halloween (for parents) yet!
Ages infant through age 4 obviously need additional supervision when trick-or-treating. To make them bright and noticeable in the dark of night, include glow sticks or reflectors on their costumes. This doesn’t have to ruin the costumes. With a little creativity, the reflectors could actually contribute to the costume and add a unique twist. If you live in rural areas, you can look into other types of social gatherings for kids like trunk-or-treats and parties at local businesses or churches. But let’s face it, neighbors love to see the little ones dressed up and festive. Plus the kids a…

3 Ways to Avoid Damage to Your House When Moving Out:

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dmbaker/iStock/Thinkstock Although you’re leaving your old house in the rear view mirror on moving day, that doesn’t mean you should treat it without respect or care.
After all, someone else is moving in to their new home, and they want it to be as nice as they expected.
Before you move out, make sure to buy supplies that will help you preserve the floors and fixtures of the home you’re leaving behind.
And besides preserving the home, these measures can protect your pocket book as well: the last thing you want when you arrive at your new home is a bill for damage to your old home.
These three items will go a long way toward protecting the integrity of your old place.
Moving Blankets Before you slide any heavy objects across the floor, make sure to place a moving blanket underneath.
A blanket prevents your furniture from damaging hardwood or tile floors on your way out the door. As a bonus, these quilts also make it easier to slide large objects across unforgiving flooring.
Here’s anot…

3 Ways to Avoid Damage to Your House When Moving Out:

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Although you’re leaving your old house in the rear view mirror on moving day, that doesn’t mean you should treat it without respect or care. After all, someone else is moving in to their new home, and they want it to be as nice as they expected. Before you move out, make sure to buy supplies that will help you preserve the floors and fixtures of the home you’re leaving behind. And besides preserving the home, these measures can protect your pocket book as well: the last thing you want when you arrive at your new home is a bill for damage to your old home. These three items will go a long way toward protecting the integrity of your old place. Moving Blankets Before you slide any heavy objects across the floor, make sure to place a moving blanket underneath. A blanket prevents your furniture from damaging hardwood or tile floors on your way out the door. As a bonus, these quilts also make it easier to slide large objects across unforgiving flooring. Here’s another use for these blankets…