Housekeeping with Ashley
. Replace Old Lights and Use Them Correctly
The lights bring holiday cheer for sure, but they can be a safety hazard. Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outdoors, and always turn them off when leaving the house or going to bed. Be sure to replace light sets that have broken sockets or frayed wires.
2. Secure Decorations Properly
When it comes to holiday decorating safety tips, you should never forget this one. While not all decorations require it, larger ones typically need to be anchored. Inflatable decorations, in particular, have to be firmly planted on the ground. If you plan to decorate your roof with reindeers or a sleigh, make sure to secure them as well. In doing so, you can prevent them from falling and causing harm in the event of bad weather or an earthquake.
3. Skip the Breakable Ornaments
Glass ornaments certainly look magnificent, but they can also put you and your family in danger.
Make sure to hang or place breakable ornaments from up high so you don’t accidentally knock them over. They should also be secure. If you have rowdy kids at home, it is a good idea to skip the use of breakable ornaments entirely.