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Trick-or-Treat Safety for Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The best thing about Halloween is handing out yummy goodies to those little trick-or-treaters dressed up in adorable costumes. Before there's a knock on your front door, our real estate agents suggest you focus on some Halloween home safety tips that will ensure a fun-filled night.

Ghosts, goblins, pirates, and witches are a welcome sight on Halloween Eve, but injuries are not on the welcome list. If you're planning for trick-or-treaters in your Wichita homes for sale, it's important to follow safety measures to prevent unwanted falls, burns, fires, dog bites, and theft.

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Holiday Decor Storage - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

From October through December, the joys of the holidays are abundant. Unfortunately, so is the cleanup afterward. If your storage area is a nightmare full of boxes and bags, it's time to roll up your sleeves and organize so that all of your beautiful decorations are out of your way and ready for next year. But where should you begin? Our real estate agents have a few tips to help you get started.

  • Invest in matching storage containers
    This is not to make your garage look pretty, although it will be far nicer to look at than a pile of sagging, dirty boxes. Matching containers mean that you can stack them high to utilize all the vertical space available without creating a huge footprint. While you're at it, buy plenty of labels so that each container can be marked with its contents. That way, you won't have to search through Thanksgiving linens to look for the Halloween skeletons. Cardboard invites pests to investigate the contents, so opt for plastic containers. This is one time that biodegradable is not the best choice.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve at Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

While New Year's Eve is a big night for special parties, dancing, and champagne toasts, many people prefer to celebrate a quieter, more relaxing New Year's Eve at home with family and friends. If that appeals to you, our real estate agents have some great tips for a festive celebration in the comfort of your own home where friends and kids can join in the activities.

If you're looking for Wichita homes for sale, or you just moved into a new home, why not spend a relaxing New Year's Eve at home this year? Whether you spend the evening with your kids or a small group of friends, there are lots of ways to ring in a fun-filled New Year at home.

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Holiday Light Displays - Wichita - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

The holidays will soon be here, and the Wichita area will come alive with lights. Driving around to see decorative holiday lights is a wonderful pastime. You can sing your favorite holiday songs on the way and maybe even stop for a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Here are some of the top spots our real estate agents recommend seeing holiday lights this year.

  • Illuminations at Botanica Wichita: 701 N. Amidon St., Wichita, KA 67203
    Illuminations is an annual holiday light celebration that takes place at Botanica Wichita. This year, it's scheduled through January 1. From 5:30 - 8:30 each evening, you can drive through the Botanical Gardens and admire various light displays. There's a second set of walk-through displays, too. 

    The cost is $20 per carload Sunday - Thursday and $25 Friday and Saturday. There's an additional per-person fee for the walk-through displays.

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Giving Tuesday - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 30, and there's an amazing, diverse collection of non-profits located around Wichita that would value your support this year. These organizations provide so many services for the community, offering help for people in need, medical support for children and families, educational support to help youth thrive, and so much more. Our real estate agents have all of the details on how you can give back to local non-profits around Wichita on Giving Tuesday.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – 310 E. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS 67202
    Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) matches youth facing adversity with caring, adult mentors outside of their home. They believe that all youth - regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or family background - can achieve success in life, especially with the guidance and support of a caring adult mentor. A few hours a month can make a world of difference for a youth who comes to understand that your investment of time in them means that there is someone outside of their home who believes they are worthwhile and possess potential.

  • Family Promise of Greater Wichita – 401 N. Emporia, Wichita, KS 76202
    Family Promise of Greater Wichita unites hearts and hands to provide compassionate hospitality and empower homeless families with children to achieve sustainable independence. There are many ways you can give to empower families; from making a one-time or monthly donation or donating items to help a family who has graduated from their program get started in a new home.

  • ICT Food Rescue – 1650 N. Fairview Ave., Wichita, KS 67203
    The ICT Food Rescue non-profit has a mission of distributing surplus food to the people around Wichita who need it the most. They "rescue" surplus food from restaurants and grocery stores that would otherwise be destined for landfills and use it to provide ingredients for healthy, nutritious meals for people who are food insecure. You can contribute by becoming a food rescuer or by donating funds to support the cause.

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