Never tuck an electric blanket in on the sides. It may overheat and
start a fire.
Never flush insecticides down a drain or toilet.
Never smoke while using an insecticide, it may catch fire.
Never use a fan while in a darkroom working with chemicals. The fan
could blow some of the dry chemical into the air and cause a health
Keep baking soda on hand to extinguish a kitchen fire in an
Change all the locks when you move into a new home. You don't know
how many extra keys are floating around town.
Instead of keeping a spare house key in the usual places, like
under the doormat or in the mailbox, wrap the key in foil and place in a
35 mm canister and bury it where you can easily find it.
Don't leave notes for workmen or family members. It's a shout to
burglars that there's no one home!
To keep your tools or items such as ladders, paint the handles of
tools and parts of the ladder with bright colored paint. Thieves tend to
avoid stealing items that are easy to identify.
Fireplace logs can be hollowed out to make a hiding place fro small
Hollow out the leg of a table or chair for hiding small objects.
Drill from the bottom, then cap all the legs with rubber tips.
Frost or cover your garage windows so burglars won't be able to
tell if the car is gone.
Install a peephole in the door separating the house and garage.
That way, if you hear some noises, you can check it out without opening
the door. Always keep this door locked.
Perfumes, makeup and deodorants can lead to the accidental
poisoning of a small child or animal. Keep them stored high.
Install a second peephole for the children who may be home alone,
at some time or another, if they are not tall enough to see through the