Holiday Safety Tips - The Christmas Version...

Real Estate Agent with Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. BK3128229

It's the holiday season and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah (Channukah) or other holiday, Merry Christmas from Jennifer Mackay and the Panama City Realty Grouphere are a few common sense safety tips to help keep you and your family safe...


  • Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or with any potentially flammable item.
  • Wear gloves while decorating with spun glass “angel hair.” 
  • You can substitute non-flammable cotton for "angel hair"
  • When displaying a tree, cut off about two inches off the trunk and put the tree in a sturdy, water-holding stand.
  • Keep the tree stand filled with water so the tree does not dry out quickly.
  • Stand your tree away from fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources.
  • Avoid placing breakable tree ornaments or ones with small, detachable parts on lower branches where small children or pets can reach them.
  • If you use an artificial tree, choose one that is tested and labeled as fire resistant.
  • Only use indoor lights indoors (and outdoor lights only outdoors).
  • Use no more than three light sets on any one extension cord. Extension cords should be placed against the wall to avoid tripping hazards, but do not run cords under rugs, around furniture legs or across doorways.
  • Turn off all lights on trees and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house.
  • Unplug extension cords when not in use.

Ladder Safety Merry Christmas from Jennifer Mackay and the Panama City Realty Group

  • When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places.
  • Don’t stand on chairs, desks or other furniture. 
  • If you have to use a step ladder near a doorway, lock or barricade the door and post signs so no one will open it and knock you off the ladder.
  • A straight or extension ladder should be placed one foot away  from the surface it rests against for  every four feet of  ladder height.
  • When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb – not the side rails.
  • Always keep three points of contact on the ladder whether two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand.
  • When climbing, keep your hips between the side rails and do not lean too far or overreach.  Reposition the ladder  closer to the work instead.
  • Use ladders with slip-resistant feet and wear clean, dry and slip-resistant shoes when climbing a ladder.
  • When using ladders outdoors, get down immediately if high winds, rain, snow or other inclement weather begins.

Have a merry, fun and safe Christmas!


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Carol Williams
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Great tips Jennifer.  A little common sense can go a long way!  Happy Holidays.

Dec 22, 2016 10:35 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Jennifer --- good reminders.  Safety is important year-round but especially during the holidays when our heads may be filled with sugarplums and other distractions.   

Dec 22, 2016 10:51 AM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

  I have had two friends and acquaintances fall off ladders in the last year and do serious damage to their bodies. It is not worth it as you get older to take chances Jennifer Mackay 

Dec 22, 2016 01:15 PM #3
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jennifer Mackay Excellent Holiday safety tips. Merry Christmas to you as well!

Dec 22, 2016 05:06 PM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Jennifer.  A host of safety issues one needs to pay attention to.  Thanks for sharing 

Dec 23, 2016 03:20 AM #5
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the safety tips and good wishes for both Holidays Jennifer.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Wishing you all the best now and through the new year.
Bob, Sally & family.

Dec 27, 2016 10:53 PM #6
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