Focusing on Home Safety: 4 More Items to Have on Hand

February 26, 2021
Focusing on Home Safety: 4 More Items to Have on Hand

Keeping everyone under your roof safe should be your top priority. That’s why you need to focus on home safety.

Ordinary life can be unpredictable. Keeping everyone under your roof safe should be your top priority. That’s why you need to focus on home safety. The easiest way to do this is by including some basic safety items inside your house. Last time out, we discussed a handful of them. This time, stick around as we present four more safety and security measures to help ensure your new digs remain a dream home!

A Fully-Stocked First Aid Kit 

Minor bumps and bruises are going to happen. Even if you don’t live with kids or pets, a first aid kit will come in handy. After all, cuts, burns, bites, and stings can be more dangerous than just a mundane nuisance. A fully-stocked first aid kit is something better to have and not need than the other way around. What should you include?

 

  • Bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Gauze
  • Sterile gloves
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Hydrocortisone cream

 

Highly-Recommended Security System 

A top-of-the-line home security system is also well worth the investment. First of all, they discourage thieves and other intruders from attempting to break into your home. It’s also a reliable way to contact the police and the fire department whenever something happens. Doors and windows both need sensors. Motion detectors and doorbell cameras such as those made by Ring and Nest will also help improve overall home security. Make sure that your alarms are set and that they won’t malfunction.

Spare Flashlights 

Keep spare flashlights and fresh batteries on hand. That way, if a storm knocks out your power, you won’t drain the charge on your smartphone by using its built-in flashlight function. Solar-powered flashlights can reduce clutter and also help you see in the dark. Although it’s a good idea to stock up on matches and candles, we advise you not to rely on them. They could be potential fire hazards if you aren’t careful with them.

Disaster Preparedness Kits

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Although this saying sounds trite or corny, that doesn’t make it any less true. Disaster preparedness kits should be easy to find inside your home; pack some away in your car, just in case. You’ll need to grab non-perishable food, bottled water, cash, flashlights, tools, and a battery-powered radio. That radio must receive NOAA-issued alerts. It’s also a good idea to have a travel-sized first aid kit. Don’t forget to include medications, medicine, pet food, and vital identification papers.  

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