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Safe Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

Illuminated holiday decorations on a table in a home

How to Safely Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means that now is the time that many homeowners across the country will be decking the halls with an array of festive decorations! While “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” when it comes to decorating, there are some practices that should be avoided when giving your home a festive makeover.

Here are a few essential tips to keep in mind:

Don’t Block Vents

Whether the decoration is big or small, it’s important not to block any heating vents in your home. The reason being is that not only can the holiday decoration obstruct the passageway for heat to travel, but many decorations (such as a tree) can turn flammable. So, when in doubt, consider placing a decoration away from a vent as far as possible.

Don’t Override an Outlet

There are many holiday decorations that “come to life” when plugged into a nearby outlet — from animated figurines to illuminated porcelain villages. That said, be mindful of how many objects you plug into an outlet. Packing too many cords into one outlet can cause an electrical fire if there’s a small blip.

Don’t Forget to Water Your Tree

If you have a real tree in your home, make sure to keep track of how often you water it. As it turns out, many homeowners may forget to water their tree, resulting in a potential fire. To avoid this, make a conscious effort to water it — and if need be, create a family schedule for who will water the tree next.

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