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There is a lot of commotion around a house while the holiday meal is being prepared. Timers are going off, phones are ringing with holiday greetings, carolers are showing up and pots of water are boiling over. If you're the one in charge of making the big holiday meal this year, and you have children or pets in your house, it can be a lot of work to monitor the four side dishes you’re making and the rug rats in your home (human and otherwise). Don't stress! Here are 8 ways to keep your children and pets safe while you’re making the holiday meal. Don’t give them anything to climb on. Both kids and pets alike enjoy climbing on chairs, stools and stacks of boxes in the kitchen to get a better look at what’s cooking, or to steal away with a treat. Remove anything that your little ones can climb on from the kitchen. If you're the only one who can reach the sharp objects and hot surfaces, you can prevent injuries. Add knob protectors. Knob protectors are like… Read more

If you have a guest room, this is the time of year you’ll be filling it up. Between the guests who are in town specifically to visit you and those who are traveling for other reasons but need a place to crash, you might see a lot of foot traffic in your humble guest accommodations. Having houseguests can be a lot of fun, but it also disrupts your usual routine. Houseguests don’t know how things are run around your home, and one little mistake can mean they put your home’s safety at risk. To make sure you, your family and all those holiday presents stay safe this holiday season, here are a few tips to keep your home safe when you have houseguests. 1. Familiarize them with pet safety. If you have pets, you likely have a long set of rules regarding their behavior and safety. Make sure your guests are aware of rooms or areas that your pets shouldn’t enter, like those where you stash the holiday chocolate or the cleaning chemicals. Maybe you have a swimming pool and… Read more

It’s that time of the year when we bring the outdoors indoors with a beautiful Christmas tree. If you celebrate Christmas, then you likely have memories of a big, bushy tree sitting in the corning of your living room reaching back into your early days of childhood. For many of us, seeing a tree in the home around the months of November through January is so standard that we can forget what a tremendous amount of work these festive decorations are. But if they aren’t cared for properly, they can quickly become a hazard. Don't be left unprepared! Follow these 9 essential Christmas tree safety tips this holiday season and then do your part to properly dispose of your tree. 1. Get a fresh one and keep it fresh. Dry and brittle tree branches are more flammable then moist, fresh ones. A dying tree is also more likely to shed leaves and twigs, which can float down onto a candle and catch fire. Buy a fresh tree and make sure to water it regularly. Keep in mind that a six-foot tree will… Read more

Wouldn’t it be adorable if cats and dogs carried little umbrellas with them and knew how to put on rain boots? Unfortunately, they don’t know anything about staying dry and safe in the fall. Pets don’t change the way they play and live just because the weather changes, so it’s up to us as animal lovers to make sure our properties are safe for our furry friends. What can you do to make sure they stay protected? Here are a few tips to help your cat, dog or other furry friend safe this fall and upcoming winter season. Keep them away from space heaters. You likely turn on a few space heaters around your home if you want to warm specific rooms without turning on your thermostat. Unfortunately, space heaters that sit on the floor can be very dangerous for pets. Dogs and cats don’t know they shouldn’t go near these, or sit close to them. In fact, many pets specifically enjoy sitting in front of space heaters because of the warmth, but a short circuit and a spark could cause… Read more

If you like to fly south for the winter, or even just leave your muddy, sludgy snow town for a prettier winter wonderland, you might leave your home unattended for a week or two. Burglars know that not only do people leave their homes vacant during this time of year, but they also leave them vacant and filled with valuable goods and presents. If you're planning any trip in the coming weeks, here are ways to protect your vacant home during your winter travels. Schedule outdoor lights. Keep in mind that the sun sets very early during the winter, leaving your property covered in darkness for several more hours than the rest of the year. Burglars love this time of year because they can operate well under the cover of darkness. Adjust the schedule of your automatic lights so that your property is illuminated as soon as the sun begins to set and throughout the night. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you plan on running your thermostat, furnace or other appliances to moderate the temperature in your… Read more