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When I was reading Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson (full review of the book here), I was sort of shocked to realize how fast and loose I — and most people I know — play with home safety.
After reading it, I took several steps to make my place a little bit less of a death trap. Here's some of the best advice:
1.Night lights are an incredibly cheap and easy safety upgrade.
2.If you need to reach something above your head, don't stand on a chair — use a step stool or step ladder.
3.If you spill or drip water, actually dry it.
4.If two drinking glasses get stuck inside of each other, try this tip to avoid breaking them as you pull them apart: fill the inner glass with cold water (so it'll shrink) or submerge the outer glass in warm water (so it'll expand) and then gently pull them apart.
5.Speaking of broken glass, if you do break something, shine a flashlight parallel to the floor. The glass bits should cast shadows, making it easier to see them all and clean them up.