Give Thanks for our Homes...Safe homes!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR632450000

We all love our homes and give thanks for a safe place to raise our families, measure the kids heights on the walls, backyard cookouts and camping and of course family gatherings this thanksgiving. (Photo: Fuchilis from Pixabay)

Thanksgiving at home

"Thanksgiving can be an extremely busy time." Janet D at Acuity Insurance reports, "Whether you are hosting a party, doing the cooking, or making a dish to pass, the kitchen is at the heart of every Thanksgiving. Since a lot of time is spent in the kitchen, it’s not surprising that a lot of injuries occur there. Follow these five tips to help make your Thanksgiving safe for everyone, in and out of the kitchen.

  1. Prepare the turkey safely – The star of any Thanksgiving dinner is the turkey. Try to purchase your turkey one to two days before you plan on cooking it, or if you do purchase it earlier be sure to freeze it. Be sure to thaw and defrost a frozen turkey properly to maintain freshness.
  2. Careful around the fryer – Be careful when frying your turkey. On average, turkey fryers cause $15 million dollars of property damage annually.
  3. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen – There are many ways that fires can occur during the hustle and bustle in the kitchen on Thanksgiving. The National Fire Prevention Association shares the following tips on their website. Make sure someone stays in the kitchen when you are cooking so you can keep an eye on the food, keep an eye on lit candles, and keep children at least three feet away from the hot stove.
  4. Avoid posting your travel plans to social media – Try to keep your travel plans off of social media. Some criminals look on social websites to see when people are going to be gone for long periods of time and use that information to plan a break-in to your home.
  5. Busy children means less accidents – By planning a lot of activities ahead of time for young children to partake in you can ensure they stay busy. This is a good way to keep children entertained and out of trouble."

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Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting

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Comments (3)

Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Jeff,

I hope to report back on the deep-fried turkey. Never had one like that before.

Nov 23, 2021 08:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff loved your post on a side note there is no room for the Fire Extinguisher in our kitchen:)) but it is close by:)Endre

Nov 23, 2021 10:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - a home's identity is closely aligned with safety.  Keeping and staying safe is one of the many benefits that come from making a house into something more personal.  

Nov 24, 2021 05:00 AM