Safety Proofing your Home for the Holidays

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The holidays are fast approaching. Is your home ready for the onslaught of guests you will be having over the next few months. To make room for your guests we highly suggest that you rent a storage unit at All American Self Storage in Redwood City, CA. Now you can make some space and begin the process of safety proofing your home for the holiday festivities that lay ahead.

Clean your Cooking Appliances

With the amount of food you will be cooking this holiday season you will want to make sure your appliances are clean and ready to go. Thoroughly wipe out the interiors and your microwave and oven. Take out and clean anything you can. Make sure air vents are clean from dust and food debris. While you are at it you will also want to take a good look at your fridge. Clear some space for the food you will need this holiday season. Clean the shelving, tighten the screws on the door, and clear blocked freezer vents.

Make your Home Slip and Fall Proof

Fix loose treads on exterior steps, loose deck boards or loose pavers on front walkways. Take care of all other tripping/falling hazards while you’re at it, like using double-sided tape to stick down slippery rugs. Tighten the mounting screws on loose handrails. Buy salt to clear walkways and the driveway.

Child-Proof your Home

Some of your guests are bound to bring younger children. You will want to make sure your house is safe enough for the little ones to roam around without getting hurt. Invest in electrical outlet covers and cupboard locks. Make sure fragile items are stored up and out of the way or placed in your storage unit at All American Self Storage in Redwood City, CA. It is also a good idea to bolt bookcases and dressers to your walls.

Prepare the Toilet

This is often one aspect that isn’t thought of when preparing your home for the holidays. Your toilet is going to be getting a lot of use with the amount of guests you are going to have in your home. Make sure your toilet is clean and working properly. Fix any leaks or wobbles you might find.

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