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Home Safety Tips For Thanksgiving

Home Safety Tips For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday where your family and friends can spend time together enjoying a delicious dinner. But when it comes down to preparing the highlight of the holiday, safety is just as important.

Indeed, most home fires and other accidents occur in holidays that involve a lot of cooking, and you can bet that Thanksgiving is one of these holidays. 

Being prepared and aware of common hazards is crucial to preventing accidents from disrupting the feast.

Kitchen safety

Your kitchen is where all of your lovely Thanksgiving meals are prepared. But it can also be the first place for accidents and mishaps.

Fire hazards are a common threat in the kitchen. Items such as towels, mittens, and especially wooden utensils can be dangerous if left carelessly near the stove. Greasy stoves should also be cleaned before you can use them for preparing meals.  

Additionally, you could also install a few smoke detectors not just in your kitchen, but the rest of the house as well.

Food preservation

You’ll want to keep your food fresh in time for Thanksgiving meals. The best way to go about this is to have proper food storage for all your ingredients. You don’t want to leave your food outside your fridge even if you don’t have any space. 

The last thing you want is for your food to spoil on your table overnight and lead to food poisoning.

Reduce clutter

Make sure to keep the rest of your house safe as well. You might be familiar with the layout of your home, but that doesn’t mean that your guests do. Clear out the usual clutter around your house by putting them in places where your visitors don’t find or, worse, trip over them. 

This is the case especially with young children and elderly family members. Also, pets can be harmed if clutter is left around carelessly, so be sure to do a bit of cleaning before the holiday itself.

Celebrate your Thanksgiving safely. For more homeowner safety tips, visit our blog!

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