The holiday season is upon us again, how can you ensure your family’s safety during the festivities? With the hustle and bustle of holiday parties, family gatherings, and more, it’s easy to forget to put the necessary precautions in place. From seasonal decorating to holiday supplies, here are a few easy ways to prioritize safety this holiday season.
Our Top Tips for Holiday Home Safety
Safety is the most important thing when hosting a holiday party (even before the drinks, food, and snacks) at your home. There are so many things that can go wrong, and being a little bit more careful is always helpful. Remember these simple tips:
- Don’t leave flammables near the stove or oven.
- Keep everyone out of the kitchen while you’re cooking.
- Make sure that you have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and near the Christmas tree.
- Make sure that all of your smoke detectors are in good working order.
- Don’t drink and drive, bring a designated driver, use ride-sharing, call a taxi, or even walk home when needed.
- Try to avoid using candles as much as possible.
- Make extra space for your children and pets so they aren’t caught up among all your guests.
Buy New Holiday Safety Supplies
Holiday safety is a serious issue, but do you have the supplies you need to keep the family safe? Everyone needs:
- A winter safety kit in your home that includes a flashlight, fire extinguisher, and a shovel.
- A first aid kit.
- Keep extra food and water on hand in case you’re stuck in the house or have lots of extra guests.
- Keep a few space heaters in the house that are easy to use.
- If possible, you may want to consider installing a generator.
How to Avoid Holiday Traffic
Holiday traffic is inevitable, but it may also seem like it’s unavoidable. However, you can use these tips to make sure that the traffic isn’t so bad when you’re trying to enjoy the season:
- You can avoid driving during the Christmas season by not going out shopping at the last minute. Order online if you have to. If not, try using a delivery service that can bring the items you need to the house.
- If you do need to travel, try to leave early and plan ahead so that you can beat the traffic.
- Take shortcuts if you can and use GPS as much as possible.
- If you have children, make sure that they are properly buckled in.
- Hire a reputable pet sitter who can help when you’re out of town, meaning that you can simply leave, knowing that someone is there to care for your furry family members.
Reach Out to Our Team at Strategic Insurance for Help With Holiday Safety
Reach out to our team at Strategic Insurance when you need help with holiday safety and homeowner’s insurance. We’re happy to help you get your home ready for the holidays, insure you properly, and keep you in the best of spirits for the holiday season.