Home Safety Tips when Decorating for Christmas

It's the time of year when many homeowners in mid-Missouri start to dig out the Christmas decor. As you prepare to give your home a festive holiday look, it's important to keep safety in mind. Your experienced team of real estate agents in Eldon, MO know how much fun it can be to decorate your home for the holidays. We also want to share about a few of the potential dangers you may open your family up to when you do so. Take a look below to learn a few safety tips that should be top of mind when decorating your home for Christmas this year.


Home Safety Tips - Interior


  • Keep real tree away from heat source
  • Ensure your tree is well hydrated if it is real. 
  • Test electrical cords before placing them. 
  • Look over light strands for any damage. 
  • Hang breakable ornaments up high on the tree if you have a small child.
  • Consider baby-proofing your tree. 
  • Turn off all holiday lights before going to bed each night. 
  • Ensure cords are not a tripping hazard. 
  • Keep decorations away from fireplace. 
  • Don't burn your tree after the holidays. 


Home Safety Tips - Exterior


  • Dress appropriately when decorating the exterior of your home. 
  • Check light strands for damage prior to installation. 
  • Test lights before hanging. 
  • Place a ladder on sturdy surface before climbing to hang lights. 
  • Ensure outlets are covered to protect moisture from getting inside. 
  • Avoid decorating in incliment weather. 
  • Always have a partner on the ground when climbing. 
  • Ensure extension cords are not a tripping hazard. 


What are you waiting for? Now's a great time to dig out the holiday decor and start give your home a festive look. Whether you only have a Christmas tree or like to hang a few strands of lights outside OR go all out with your decor, it's important to decorate with safety in mind. As you decorate your space, you may be dreaming about a different home to decorate next year. Devine & Associates can help! We can show you around available properties and help get started with your home search near Eldon, MO!


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