Thanksgiving is coming up soon. You may be making travel plans or creating a grocery list because you’re doing the cooking this year. Make sure your holiday is healthy and fun by following these Thanksgiving safety tips.
Thanksgiving Safety Tip: Make Sure Your Smoke Detectors Work
If you’re hosting this year, you’ll have lots of friends and family in your home. For safety on Thanksgiving, test your smoke detectors. If you find that one of the devices isn’t working, replace the batteries or the entire unit, if needed. Smoke detectors are inexpensive and easy to install.
Avoid A Fire
You will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. It’s not uncommon to have a turkey and stuffing in the oven and gravy and mashed potatoes cooking on the stovetop. House fires often start in the kitchen. Don’t leave a hot stove unattended. If you need to step away, have another adult supervise the cooking until you return.
Keep the Floor Clear for Thanksgiving Safety
You will probably have a lot of visitors on Thanksgiving and a lot of foot traffic in your home. If there are toys, shoes, or clutter on the floor, your guests may trip and fall. Tidy up before your guests arrive. Clean off stairways and put toys into your child’s bedroom. If you prefer that your guests take off their shoes inside, put a bench by the door and a basket or rack for storage.
Activities To Occupy Children
If there will be children in the house, plan activities to keep them occupied. Set up games for them outdoors or make an arts and crafts or puzzle station in the living room.
Before your guests arrive, check your house to look for hazards to children. Make sure that any cleaning products, household chemicals, and medications are locked away. Remove fragile items from areas children can easily access.
Thanksgiving is a great time to gather with family and friends. Prepare your house before guests arrive. By using the Thanksgiving safety tips listed above, your guests and your belongings will stay safe this holiday season.