Check out these six EASY Christmas safety tips. Make sure you and your family review them to stay this holiday season.
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It’s the holiday season and Christmas is a great time of year. It’s the time of year where I’m shopping, making Christmas treats, seeing school performances, and going to parties.
Things got put on hold this past weekend when we got SNOW! I can’t believe we got snow so early this year living in North Carolina.
I went to the grocery store up the road and it was slammed busy with people. When I was walking back out to the car, I slipped on a little patch of ice. Luckily, I was holding on to the buggy, but what if I was older or had trouble walking, it could have been a HUGE disaster and having a broken bone could have ruined my holiday.
I really shouldn’t have been leaving the house in that mess!
Six Christmas Safety Tips
Stay inside and out of the snow and ice.
This is what I should have done instead of running out when snow and ice were all over the ground. I’ve made a list of items needed in case something like this happens again.
I have a small area in my dining room and it’s perfect for holding these items in case we are stuck in the house. I plan on putting lots of nonperishable food in there such as, mac-n-cheese, soups, crackers, and SNACKS! Grab some salt to put down next time you get ice. Holiday shopping can wait.
You don’t need to leave your home. Just keep you and your family safe and stay home until the roads are clear.
We still have a little snow 4 days later!
Be safe when shopping.
Be aware of your surroundings when you’re walking in a parking lot or going to the restroom. It can be really stressful this time of year for some people and they could resort to things they normally wouldn’t do just to get some extra cash. Keep your purse or wallet in a place that a pick pocket can’t get to easily. Park in a well lit area.
Don’t drink and drive.
I don’t really have to say much about this, do I? Don’t do it. There are ways you can get home safely with Uber and Lyft.
Do you do a lot of online shopping like I do? I love shopping in my PJ’s! Don’t have packages piling up on your front door if you know you’re not going to be there. It’s so inviting to criminals! Think about getting home securtiy cameras if you have problems like this in your area. Keep your doors and windows locked too.
All of you have been doing some holiday decorating and about half of you have outdoor lights. Make sure you put these on a timer so they don’t burn all the time. Make sure your extension cords are in good shape. Be smart when you’re going out and turn off the tree and other lights.
Did you know your Christmas tree can be a HUGE fire hazard ? Make sure you keep your tree watered well. I know I’m pretty attentive at first, but I start to slack off when I know my tree will make it to Christmas.
Also, make sure your Christmas lights you’re putting on the tree are in good condition.
Check out this video from Erie Insurance. Look how fast this tree catches fire and burns. It doesn’t take long. It’s so important that everyone in your family knows about fire safety and know two ways out of every room AND you an escape plan.
They also have a lot of other great tips over at their website.
Scary!! Don’t place your tree near heat sources (like the fireplace). Many house fires are started by candles too.
These holiday safety tips are so simple, but sometimes you just need a reminder how quickly something can go wrong. Hope you have a safe holiday season!
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