Building Joy: Boland Bouers’ Top Tips for Safe & Festive Holiday Spaces

As the festive season approaches, our homes become vibrant hubs of celebration. Lights twinkle, decorations adorn every corner, and the joyous spirit fills the air. But amidst the merriment, safety remains paramount.

At Boland Bouers, we believe in building spaces that not only celebrate the season but also prioritize the well-being of loved ones. Here are our top tips for crafting safe and festive holiday havens:

Illuminate with Care:

  • Choose UL-listed lights.
  • Inspect them for frayed cords or broken bulbs.
  • Use timers or smart plugs to automate lighting.

Deck the Halls, Safely:

  • Choose flame-retardant decorations.
  • Secure them securely to prevent accidental falls.
  • Keep candles away from flammable materials.

Tree-Mendous Joy:

  • Place your Christmas tree securely on a sturdy stand.
  • Keep decorations out of reach of children and pets.

Slippery No More:

  • Keep floors clean and dry to avoid slips and falls.
  • Consider placing mats at entrances and exits.

Electrical Elegance:

  • Avoid overloading electrical outlets.
  • Use power strips safely with adequate capacity.

Prepare for the Unexpected:

  • Have a working fire extinguisher readily accessible.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors near bedrooms and living areas.

Declutter with Delight:

  • Remove unnecessary clutter from walkways.
  • Create a spacious and festive atmosphere.

Celebrate with Caution:

  • Supervise children and pets closely.
  • Ensure they understand safety rules.

Power Down & Unplug:

  • Unplug electronics and appliances when not in use.

Breathe Easy:

  • Open windows regularly for fresh air circulation.

By following these simple tips, you can create a warm, inviting, and most importantly, safe space for your family and loved ones to celebrate the holidays.

Boland Bouers wishes you a joyful and safe holiday season!

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