'Tis the season to injure yourself while fetching things from high shelves. Keep stable step stools accessible in storage areas, and avoid injury by splitting up large hauls into multiple trips.
If you use a ladder to grab boxes of decorations or put them up, don’t do it alone. Have a loved one or neighbor help you out by steadying the ladder and assisting. It’ll make the job go by faster and it’ll be much safer.
Now that you're spending more time indoors, you'll want to breathe clean indoor air. Change out your furnace air filter every three months so you and your family can breathe easily.
You can improve the air quality inside with a few simple tricks like regular cleaning and leaving the air purifier on.
If you have older guests visiting with you for the holidays, add non-slip bathroom mats, grip bars, and even shower stools to your bathroom. These bathroom safety devices take seconds to install and can prevent serious injuries and falls.
With all the hustle and bustle of December, make sure you’re prepared for accidents and injuries that may occur. Check your home first aid kit and make sure it has everything you need for cuts, burns, and other emergencies.
A warm winter shower can be spoiled by the sight of mildew and black mold. Clean your shower curtains in your guest bathrooms with bleach or fungicide to reduce those unsightly spots. And reducing mold and mildew can improve the air quality in your home.
Heaters and candles and fire hazards, oh my! Test the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're in good working order. If you don't have detectors, now is a good time to invest.