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Some of these points may seem funny, but they can cause huge messes and/or problems. There are others to consider not on this list like precautions for deep frying or barbequing your turkey. So, read with a discerning attitude and keep safe this holiday season.
We all know the basics ~ like don't lick a frozen pole. At least we think we do until we run across someone who DOESN'T know that it's the little things that can come around and bite you. So here are a few things that I have learned recently in dealing with Sellers who didn't necessarily "get it."
Don't EVER mix amonia and bleach
Don't put grease down the drain
Don't EVER use Dawn liquid dish soap in the dishwasher
Don't flush Q-tips or paper towels
Unhook the outside hose in the fall before the first freeze
Don't use fingernail polish remover while sitting on the carpet
Don't put potato peels/egg shells/rice/shrimp tails in the garbage disposal
Don't cook an empty pot on high when you're not in kitchen
Do not light a candle for a showing and then leave home
Don't put a metal pan in the microwave (see Comments 13 & 14 below)
Don't leave a child unattended with a black magic marker
Make sure the lid is tight before you turn the blender on
Make sure the shower curtain is closed
Don't dye your hair over light carpet
Don't leave a child unattended with a 5 pound sack of flour
Do not turn your thermostat off in the winter
Don't take a lid off a cappiccino machine that says, "Do not remove, under pressure"
Do not steam clothes while wearing them
Make sure kitchen faucet is not loose
Do not twist blender bowl when removing from base (thanks, Brenda!)
Do not leave home with washer/dryer/dishwasher running
I have seen some strange things in homes lately and can't help but wonder about what someone forgot to do that caused the damage. Feel free to add in the comment section below (some of the additions are Laugh-out-loud funny), and I'll add them to this list.
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