After a long day of work or school, nothing beats lounging on the couch and watching a little television. Our den or living room can be one of the busiest rooms in the house. Keeping this space safe and comfortable are top priorities. Get tips for keeping your den a safe gathering place for family and friends.
Cord safety is a very important part of keeping your home safe. Avoid using extension cords when you can. But if you have to use them:
Keeping your family safe from intruders is always a top priority. It may not be safe to open the door to strangers. Install peep holes or entry door viewers in exterior doors so you can see who's ringing the doorbell before you open the door.
We sometimes use space or kerosene heaters as a way to keep heating costs down during cooler months. If you plan to use a space heater, keep your home safe from fire:
Use no-tip ashtrays to make sure burning cigarette butts stay where they belong. Don't use makeshift ashtrays - plastic cups, for example. If the material is not fireproof, it might not contain the burning cigarettes safely. Always make sure your cigarette is completely out before you go to sleep.