Thanksgiving means family, friends, fun, and who can forget, food! With all the food that is standard for the Thanksgiving holiday, the kitchen is often the heart of the home. With all the cooking going on and with all the people around you, safety is a major thing to think about. Spending the holiday in the emergency room for something that could have been prevented may put a damper on your holiday festivities. Here are some quick safety tips to keep in mind so you can get back to the fun this holiday!
- Stay in the kitchen if you are cooking. This will allow you to keep an eye on the food and will help to prevent any mishaps that could happen if there is no one in the kitchen.
- Stay in the home when cooking. This may seem like common sense, but turkeys take an awfully long time to cook and it may be tempting to go out and do something to help pass the time. Keeping someone at home to keep an eye on the turkey can go a long way safety-wise and it can ensure your turkey cooks to perfection!
- Test your smoke alarms. It is easy to forget to check them every once in a while, but Thanksgiving is the day with the highest risk of house fires because of the amount of cooking. Testing your smoke alarms and replacing the batteries if necessary could very well save lives this Thanksgiving holiday.
- Keep the floor clear. With all the people around for the holiday there is bound to be some clutter. Keeping the floor as clear as possible can help to minimize painful trips and falls.
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