Five Tips For a Safer Home

Most of us don’t realize that our little slice of paradise…

that home you think of as your castle, your retreat, and your shelter from the outside world is also one of the most dangerous places you face each and every day.

Why the heck would I say this?

Because statistics show that  your home is where the most accidents happen in your life.

You can change that, and make your home accident-proof with these simple tips.

Call, text, or email me today! … I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

1Prevent a kitchen fire… by carrying a wooden spoon. It’s easy for the kids or the phone to distract you when you’re cooking. Keeping a spoon with you reminds you to check what’s on the stove.

2. Make stairs trip-proof… with paint! We often overlook the bottom basement step, especially when carrying laundry. The easy fix is to paint the bottom step white to make it more visible.

3. Avoid cuts… by turning knives upside down. One of the most common ways people get cut is by stabbing themselves while unloading the dishwasher. The easy fix is to load them with the point down. The alternate fix is to hand wash them and put them away before any one can get hurt.

4. Prevent ladder falls… with your belt. Use your belt to measure how high to climb. When your belt buckle is even with the top step, you’ve gone as high as you should. Otherwise, you could throw the ladder off balance, causing it to topple.

5. Do you have children at home… Think about your children crawling around your home on your hands and knees. Older children might try to climb shelves, or pull pots and pans off stovetops and run around. Kids explore their everyday environments, so it’s crucial to check things out from their perspective to make sure your home is safe. No matter what their age.

And one bonus tip, as if that weren’t enough:

Buckle up BEFORE you leave the driveway. Car accidents are twice as likely to happen close to home as on the highway.

Thinking about buying a new home, getting ready to sell, or know someone who plans to move? I think we should talk.

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Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide, The Boulder Condo Guide, and The Home Buyer’s Handbook.

Call, text, or email me today! … I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

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