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7 holiday safety tips

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We’re not here to judge, so if you’d like to take this list and use it as a way of escaping your house during the holidays to spend it in the warm embrace of the ER, go for it.

For everyone else, Care2 has a great list of safety advice to keep in mind as you start decking the halls over the next month.

Remember, burning the turkey is excusable, burning Granny is not.

Hang objects you can’t reach with a safe and sturdy ladder. Teetering chairs and reaching beyond what is safe is tempting fate. and…..make sure to refrain from imbibing in that holiday cheer before starting the project!

Check for flammable objects close to ovens and open flames. Never store kitchen towels, pot holders, aprons or flammable objects near ovens or burners. Just because the dish towels are outside the oven doesn’t mean they can’t catch on fire. This is one of the most common causes of kitchen fires. If you don’t have a good place to hang dish towels, get a hook that goes over a cupboard door and hang it there, making sure it is at least four feet from the oven.

Don’t wear draping sleeves while cooking. Beware of the over sized sleeves of that cozy  bathrobe or the fabulous blouse while cooking holiday meals. I remember seeing my new bathrobe sleeves go up into flames one Christmas morning and was shocked at how quickly they caught on fire. The flames seemed to leap up out of nowhere.  Thank goodness I could get out of it easily or I would have been one crispy critter!

Full story at Care2.

Safety first!

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