Now that the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to do some home decorating! It’s also important to stay safe decorating this holiday season, especially if you have small children in your house. Prioritizing safety can help to ensure that your holiday celebrations aren’t interrupted by a trip to the emergency room! Here are some essential safety tips for home holiday decorating. Keep your tree well-hydrated If you have a live tree, then it’s important to keep it from drying out. Dry trees are much more likely to catch fire, which means that you can reduce that risk by keeping your tree adequately hydrated. One safe alternative, of course, is to use an artificial tree. However, make sure that the label on the tree indicates that it is fire-resistant. Whether you have a live tree or an artificial one, keep it away from fireplaces and other heat sources. Use your lights responsibly When you put up holiday lights, check all of them to make sure they are in good shape. If you see any frayed wires or other problems, fix those issues before you use the lights. Always turn off your holiday lights when you go to bed and before you leave the house. If you light candles during special dinners, never leave them unattended. Be careful when putting up decorations It’s important to take your time when you’re putting up lights and other holiday decorations. If you must stand on a stepladder, make sure somebody else is there to assist you. If possible, put up decorations as a team—you’re less likely to have accidents if you’re there to help each other out. When you’re looking for an apartment in Fargo, ND, with a great location and plenty of decorating potential, then West WillowWood Apartments should be your first stop. They are located near shopping, food, and transportation opportunities, and they are also conveniently close to the highway. Every unit offers a washer and dryer, large walk-in closets, and other fantastic amenities. If you have any questions, call (701) 356-1700.

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