Clutter, like backpacks, books, shoes and cords, are big tripping hazards. Remember to close all drawers and cabinets and straighten up. Download our Spring Cleaning Checklist for a hazard-free home.
Flooring Faux Pas
Never put electrical cords underneath rugs, and make sure all loose carpet, throw rugs and floorboards are secured and lay flat.
Shine a Light
While your teen may have outgrown his or her nightlight, keeping one on in the hallways or bathrooms can help your whole family steer clear at night.
Whether it's a cell phone, tablet or computer, we all have devices that need to be charged. Make sure you don't overload the electrical outlet or power strip, and remove the charger from the outlet after the device is charged.
Get Detectors in Check
Check all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every month, and replace smoke detectors every 10 years (carbon monoxide detectors every 5–7 years). Download this PDF to get additional need-to-know info.
Does your family have a fire escape plan? Remember, it should include at least two ways out of every room and a meeting place outside. Download a fire escape plan here and practice it with your family.