Based on statistics, if an accident is going to happen to you it will probably happen in your own home. Most accidents around the home are preventable but it takes some proactive care. Here are some home safety tips you should put into practice every day.
Seniors are most susceptible to falls in their home and it’s the leading cause for ER visits. Of course, you don’t have to be of retirement age to take a tumble. It helps if you can keep your stairs and floors clear of clutter. Stairways should also be well lit especially those that are being traveled by at night. If you have toddlers, then you may want to put up baby gates to keep them out of certain areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
Rugs should have nonskid backing. And any spill needs to be wiped up immediately. Just because you know an area is wet doesn’t mean the rest of the house will.
It may seem like the opposite approach to safety but the best way to prevent cuts in the kitchen is to keep your knives sharp. When using a dull blade you actually exert more pressure and that can lead to slips. Anytime you step outside to take out the trash you should slip on shoes. Keep a pair by the kitchen door. When working with tools either in the garden or in the garage you should always wear work gloves. When was the last time you had a tetanus vaccination? Something to keep in mind.
If it took two movers to bring something into your home, then it takes two movers to take it out again. The same can be said if you need to pull out a piece of furniture to dust underneath. Don’t overexert yourself. If you know you’re going to be doing some lifting and rearranging of boxes, then you should stretch and warm up just as if you would at the gym.
When it comes to home safety, strikes happen when something hits you in the head. That usually occurs when you open a closet or cabinet that is overflowing with clutter. Much like an airplane’s overhead compartment, these items can “shift.” You won’t know what hit you until it’s too late. You can prevent this from happening by getting rid of all the unwanted clutter in those storage zones.
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