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5 Tips for Staying Safe Over The Holidays

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The holiday season is here. It can be a stressful time that involves shopping and lots of traveling, making it also one of the seasons where people are most prone to having accidents that can result in property damage or injuries. If you want to ensure that you, your family, and your property, is safe during the holiday season, we have 5 tips that can help. 

Shopping Mall Safety


Each year, hundreds of people are robbed while they do their shopping in malls. People forget to lock all of their car doors or they leave windows down while they do so. Double check that all of your doors are locked before walking into the mall. Be sure to also secure all of your valuables where they are not visible. Many people choose to lock them up in the glove compartment or in the trunk. 

Social Media Smarts


If you are leaving on vacation, do not advertise it on social media. It can be really tempting to do so, especially if you are excited about a fun trip, but you will be letting anyone who reads the posts know that you will not be home. This makes it very easy for someone to find your house and break in while you are gone. 

Home and Auto Preparations

If you live in areas where it snows or it gets cold during the holidays, it is important to prepare your home and your car for this. This is especially so if you are planning on leaving on vacation throughout the holidays. Check that your boiler is working correctly, that your windows and doors lock as they should, and take your car to be checked. If your vehicle needs parts, go to a reputable company like U Pull & Pay before leaving for the trip. 

Electrical Safety


House fires are very common during the holiday season. This is because people do not take the time to purchase lights from reputable stores, or they think that they can do elaborate electrical work themselves without any experience. Take the time to read up on safety measures to prevent fires and always have a fire extinguisher on hand. 

Online Shopping


Online shopping during the holiday season is convenient but it can also make it very easy for someone to get your information. To avoid this, do not use public computers, and if you absolutely have to, be sure to clear the browser once you are done.

These tips will make your holidays much safer. Take the time to get a good alarm system for your home if you are leaving on vacation and do not tell everyone that you are doing so. With a bit of care, you can avoid any bad experiences and you can enjoy the holiday season without fear.

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Guest Author: Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. 

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