Following Christmas, Halloween is the second most prevalent time of the year for house decorations. Elaborate lights are put up and people compete for the spookiest house on the block. As fun and enchanting as this can be, basic safe electrical guidelines should be followed. Certain precautions need to be taken to ensure a safe and fun month of October. A few tips that appealed to me were; avoid stapling through light strings and electrical cords, check conditions of extension and light cords, do not attach cords or lights to metal objects, and always unplug lights before leaving or going to sleep. To read ALL the basic safe electrical guidelines go to