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Summer Road Safety Tips (giveaway ends 7/19/14)

 

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Are you gearing up for a summer road trip? Perhaps you are going to visit relatives in another state or take your family on a road trip across the country. If you plan on spending any time in your car this summer you need to take a few moments to think about your safety.

Before engaging on any road trip you should pay you mechanic a visit to make sure you car is in tip top shape. Don’t assume your car is OK. Make sure your breaks are in good shape, oil is changed, tires are inflated and all your fluids are checked.

Travel safety is not only about your car but also your home.

Before you leave on your trip make sure you put a temporary hold on your mail and newspaper deliveries. You wouldn’t want would-be burglars to know you are not at home. You might also want to invest in some programmable lighting sources to go on at night and off in the morning. In addition you should let a trusted neighbor know your not at home and have them keep an eye out on your home.

When you are going on a long road trip chances are your trunk space is overflowing with luggage, toys, games and snacks. It’s important that you also make room for a safety kit.

A safety kit should contain everything you might need in the event your vehicle breaks down. Some suggestions would be;

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid kit
  • Emergency flat tire repair kit
  • Charger for your cellphone
  • Tool Kit
  • Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Non-perishable foods such as nuts and crackers

I would also like to add to this list extra change of clothes for each family member, extra diapers (if you have an infant/toddler traveling with you), spare change (to use a pay phone), things to keep your children occupied and emergency contact numbers.

You should also keep water on hand but keep in mind it’s not a good idea for plastic water bottles to sit in a hot car. I would suggest investing in some BPA-Free water bottles and fill them up prior to your trip and make sure to fill them up throughout your trip so that you are never left low on water.

I might also be a good idea to let a family member know what route you are taking in the event you don’t make it to your destination. That way the Police can retrace your steps and hopefully locate you.

These are just some safety tips to consider before heading off on your summer road trip/trips. State Farm has plenty of more great tips and suggestions on what should be in your emergency road kit. You can find them all on their webpage Summer Driving Tips.

State Farm also created this informative infographic.

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I especially like the tips for when traveling with children and pets. Parents sometimes forget that children need to get out of the car and stretch their legs a bit from time to time.

For more great tips including teen drivers, safety, finance and more visit LearningCenter.StateFarm.com. For more information about State Farm visit www.StateFarm.com. The links to all of their social media sites can be found on the main State Farm page.

State Farm has generously offered to give a lucky reader a Trunk Safety Makeover Kit to help you get started on your summer traveling. The kit has a retail value of approx. $50.00. Thank you State Farm.

The kit contains;

  • State Farm 2014 Midsize Road Atlas
  • Roadside Emergency Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Shoulder Tote
  • Mini LED Flashlight
  • 21 oz. Sportster Mug

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and share your best summer traveling tip OR why you would like to win this prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with State Farm to give you this information. I received a free trunk makeover kit in exchange for my participation. 

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Be Prepared for Summer Storms and more with SunBell & Little Sun Solar Powered Lights

 

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It inevitable that along with the blue skies and sunny days of summer there is also sever thunderstorms and tornadoes. This is why its imperative that you and your family are always prepared with non-perishable foods, safety supplies, water and of course flashlights and extra batteries.

Just like you check the batteries in your smoke detectors you should always check the batteries in your flashlights and in your emergency kit. You wouldn’t want to find yourself without a light source in the event of an emergency.

We’ve had that happen on more than one occasion – reach for a flashlight when the power goes out only to find that the batteries are dead.

Solar powered light sources are the way to go. Not only do you not have to worry about dead batteries it’s also better for the environment and less expensive then having to purchase batteries several times per year.

Some people think that you need bright sunlight to re-charge a solar powered product. That is not always the case. You can actually charge a solar powered product when it’s overcast outside, it just might take a bit longer to recharge then it would with clear sunlight.

We have a solar powered charger for our cellphones, iPads and tablet. We have yet to use it but it’s good to know it’s available to us in case of emergencies. That last thing you want is a cellphone with a dead battery and no way to charge it.

If you don’t have a solar powered light source for your family yet I’d like to recommend SunBell and Little Sun.

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SunBell Solar Lamp is a small, portable lamp and charger. It’s a flashlight, lamp and phone charger all in one. SunBell Solar Lamp gets it’s name (I’m assuming) from it’s bell-like shape.

When you first look at SunBell you might not think its all that impressive. That is until you turn it on.

The SunBell Solar Lamp feature offers you three different lighting levels – dim, regular and bright. Even with dim light it provides enough light to light up a room so that you can walk around without bumping into things. The regular and bright modes provide you with enough light to read a book or even play a game with your family.

The SunBell Solar Lamp can be placed on a table, counter top or even hung up. The “neck” that is part of the flashlight can be used as a “hoop” to hang the lamp on door knobs, tree branches or up on the wall.

In addition to being an impressive solar powered lamp the SunBell is also a flashlight. Simply remove the “neck” of the SunBell and you have a flashlight. You can also keep part of the flashlight tucked into the lamp and use the lighted part like you would a desk top lamp.

SunBell’s light capabilities are cool enough, but it doesn’t stop there. SunBell is also a solar powered charger. You can use it to recharge your cellphone or tablet.

If that wasn’t enough you can also use the SunBell lamp as a speaker to amply the music from your cellphone.

There is A LOT you can do with one little SunBell Solar Lamp.

I keep mine on my desk. I find it handy at night if I need to do something at my desk and I only need light for a few minutes. I do have a lamp but it’s a hassle to access. The SunBell turns on with the press of a button.

This brief video shows you even more about the SunBell Solar Lamp.

 

I love the SunBell Solar Lamp. Not only is it great for emergencies but also for every day use. Because it’s solar powered you don’t have to worry about batteries or electricity.

SunBell is a must for campers.

For more information visit EarthEasy.com/Sunbell-Solar-Lamp.

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Earth Easy also carries another product that is worth mentioning – the Little Sun Solar Powered Lantern. I wouldn’t call it a lantern, per say, but rather a portable light source.

The Little Sun looks just like a bright yellow sun. It comes with a laynard which allowed you to wear it around your neck, tie it on to your backpack or hang it up for hands free use.

The Little Sun Solar Powered Lantern has two settings – regular and bright. You can switch between the two with just the push of a button.

Just like the SunBell, the Little Sun is solar powered. It also packs a lot of light for such a tiny device.

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It might look cute and child-like but this powerful little device is great for adults too. This would be perfect for little ones who are afraid of the dark. They could keep it next to their bed for those little “bumps in the night” when they are scared of the dark. This is also great for a child when they are outside when it’s dark. They can wear it around their neck to provide them with light as well as to let others know your child is there.

You can even set a few of them out to provide light for a backyard barbecue, party or pool party.

We use our Little Sun when we walk the dog. Either we put it around our neck for hands free use or we hold it on our hand to provide us with light on a specific location (like when our dog leaves us his “business”).

You can find more information about the Little Sun Solar Powered Lantern on the EarthEasy site too.

Both items are practical for every day use or in case of emergencies. They are also “must haves” for campers, hikers, boating or any outdoor activity where you would require a light source at night.

Be sure to check out the EarthEasy site for more great products.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Are you prepared? How much do YOU know about fire and carbon monoxide safety?

 

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Did you know that June is Home Safety Month? Home safety entails a lot of things but most especially protecting yourself and your family against fire and deadly silent killer – carbon monoxide.

We live in a condo complex. There are 10 units in each building. Even though I have lived here for 17+ years I still worry about my family’s safety. All it takes is one foolish act, or an accident, and we can lose our home – and our lives.

About five years ago someone in one of the buildings in our complex foolishly put out a lit cigarette in a flower pot on their balcony. The fire pot contained a dead, dried up flower. During the course of the night the flower caught on fire which quickly spread to the building (the balconies are made out of wood).

One of the people who lived in the building volunteered at our fire house, located across the street. He woke up when he heard the siren and quickly got ready to go out and battle a fire, not knowing it was HIS building that was on fire.

Thankfully no one was seriously injured however there was one fatality – a cat. The flames also spread to neighboring buildings causing a lot of damage. People were displaced from their homes for many months all because someone foolishly put out a lit cigarette in a dried up flower pot.

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Since this complex was built in 72′ and 73′ there have been three buildings burn to the ground. We even had the fire department come to our building a few years ago when our neighbor across the hall flicked his cigarette butt off his balcony that was not fully extinguished and it landed in the mulch below right next to another neighbor’s wooden balcony. Ugh! What an idiot! To think my family could have been at risk because someone was too lazy to do the right thing.

We take fire safety very serious in my home. We have extinguishers, a safety ladder to help us climb down from the balcony in the event of a fire, stickers on the window so the fire department know where my kids are and even a sign on our door letting the fire department know how many pets we have. We also have a few smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide alarm.

Speaking of carbon monoxide alarms, we had to call the gas company not too long ago because our carbon monoxide alarm went off. We called them in the middle of the night and they came right over. They checked around our home and discovered a small leak behind the stove which he quickly fixed. That was pretty scary. Thank goodness for our carbon monoxide alarm.

Fire can happen in an instant. It can be caused by a variety of reasons. You can never be too prepared.

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The same applies to carbon monoxide. Had we not had a working carbon monoxide alarm we would have not known about the leak and my family could have perished from breathing it in. We owe our lives to that carbon monoxide alarm.

Here are some links for great tips and information about how to keep your family safe. I strongly recommend that you check them out.

Just by following just a few simple safety steps, you family can be more prepared for potential dangers in your home.

I know that most people know that most people know to replace the batteries in their fire and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year, but did you know that it’s recommended that you test them monthly to ensure they are in working order?

Do you know how often you should replace your fire and carbon monoxide detectors?

Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products such as smoke and CO alarms, has a 9 question quiz to test your fire and carbon monoxide afety knowledge. I took the quiz and was surprised to get two of the questions wrong. I honestly thought I knew a lot about fire and carbon monoxide safety.

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The questions are simple (multiple choice) and there is no pass/fail score. It’s simply to test your knowledge.

I would love for you to take the quiz (it takes a minute or two). I am working with other bloggers to promote home safety. The blogger with the most people who take the quiz wins 150 Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms for his/her local fire department. Kidde will also donate 100 alarms to the blogger with the second highest engagement, and 50 alarms to the third place winner. There is no compensation or award for the blogger with the most people taking the quiz except for the satisfaction of knowing that people in his/her community will be receiving valuable Worry-Free smoke alarms, courtesy of Kidde. Should I win I have asked that half be sent to my local fire department and the other half to my county’s fire department so they can share them with other fire departments in our county.

Please consider taking the brief quiz. You might be surprised to learn what you do, or don’t know, about safety.

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For answer #10 it will ask you what blogger referred you. Please select She Scribes from the drop down menu.

Thank you for your participation. :-)

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Kidde to bring you this post. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Safety Tips & “Trunk Junk” From StateFarm (giveaway ends 2/7/14)

 

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When it comes to winter driving I am THE WORSE! I so much as see a snowflake and I start to panic, let alone drive in a snowstorm.

I had two instances where my car spun out of control in the snow. Those experiences jaded me. I go into total panic mode when I have to drive in snow and ice – even in our own condo complex! Our complex is on a steep hill. I would rather walk down the hill than drive my car in it.

Thank goodness I work from home. I know one day I’ll need to get back into the 9-5 work mode. Until then I am grateful I don’t usually have to leave our home during a snowstorm.

My husband has to drive in the snow. His job rarely closes due to the weather. He also has to drive through a state park (no cellphone service), cross a bridge and drive over a very scary mountain road. I had to drive that mountain road once to pick him up when his car broke down. I was in near tears! The road has a lot of twists and turns and if you slide off the road you’ll fly off the mountain. I can’t imagine driving that in inclement weather.

StateFarm has many great tips to help you stay safe and survive winter driving. Even if you don’t live in an area that snows, you can still apply a lot of the tips towards every day driving as well as driving in inclement weather.

It all starts with what is in your trunk.

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If I asked you to go to your trunk at this moment in time and write a list of it’s contents, what would be some of the items you would find? I admit I have A LOT of non-car essential in my trunk. Currently in my trunk you will find;

  • A box full of brand new posts and pans (I have been meaning to take them to my father’s house to store them in his basement).
  • Blankets, towels and sheets (donations for the local animal shelter)
  • A box full of our grown clothes of my daughter’s that I am suppose to mail to my cousin’s daughter in PA.
  • A Thomas train set that I meant to drop off at Toys for Tots during the holidays
  • An assortment of outdoor activity stuff (basketball, soccer ball, Frisbee…).

I THINK I have a first aid kit, but I’m not 100% sure because I can’t see what is in the back of the trunk. My husband has a first aid kit. He also has jumper cables, glow sticks, blankets, tools and a few other safety items.

Ladies, when it comes to our trunks, men are better prepared for emergencies. Our trunks are usually filled with things for the kids (toys, games, strollers…) where as men keep tools and other necessary equipment in their trunks.

Check out this interesting infographic.

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This information has inspired me to remove are the junk from my junk. I am NOT prepared for an emergency. Even if I do have an emergency kit in my car it’s in the back of the trunk and it would be hard to locate it among all the unnecessary stuff in my trunk.

Does your trunk have the recommended emergency supplies? Some suggestions are;

  • Small folding shovel
  • Tow and tire chains
  • First Aid kit
  • Basic tool kit Bag of road salt or cat litter
  • Blankets and extra warm clothing (socks, sweater, gloves…)
  • Water
  • Non-perishable food (like granola bars)
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Antifreeze
  • Warning flares
  • Candle and wooden matches
  • Ice scraper and brush
  • Cellphone charger (ideally a solar powered one or portable one that doesn’t require your car’s battery)

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I would also recommend that if you are going on a road trip to let someone know what route you are taking so in the event you don’t make it to your destination people will know where to look for you.

I would also recommend keeping some quarters and a few dollars hidden in your car in case you need to walk to a payphone to call for help.

You should also check to make sure your car is in good working condition including well inflated tires, necessary fuel and gas.

StateFarm has many other great tips and suggestions on their website. I highly recommend you check them out - Winter Driving Survival Tips. You can also learn more about StateFarm and other great information/resources at www.Statefarm.com.

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StateFarm would like me to offer a lucky reader a road emergency kit to help you get started in replacing the junk in your trunk with appropriate emergency equipment. The kit includes;

  • Triangular-shaped tote with carry handle that doubles as a reflective hazard warning sign
  • Jumper cables
  • Heavy-duty plastic ice scraper
  • Tire-pressure gauge
  • 9-piece ratchet set with rigid hand driver, pair of standard slip-joint pliers, flathead screwdriver and Phillips screwdriver
  • Electrical tape
  • Blade-style automotive fuses
  • Pair of white work gloves
  • Insulated ring and spade terminals

This giveaway is open to Continental US residents only and will end on February 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me about the types of things I would find in your car’s trunk.

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Kimberly

*I will be receiving a free kit in exchange for my participation. There is no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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10 Tips To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Carbon monoxide is winter’s “silent killer.” With temperatures reaching below zero or hovering just above in much of the country this month, California Poison Control System offers tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Trying to keep warm kills more than 500 Americans each year and sickens many others.  Just this week, residents in Maryland and Minnesota were sickened.  Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas undetectable to the human senses so people often don’t know that they are being exposed.  Products that are typically involved in poisonings include malfunctioning fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters and room heaters; engine-powered equipment such as portable generators; fireplaces; and charcoal that is burned in homes and other enclosed areas.

Symptoms range from headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness to confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination and loss of consciousness.  Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen slowly or swiftly onset depending on circumstances. California Poison Control, in an effort to raise public awareness, offers 10 tips to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:

1. Have all heating equipment installed properly, and have your home’s heating system inspected by a professional prior to turning the heat on when cold weather begins.

2. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in all homes and in apartments.  When a detector goes off, assume that a real danger is present, and get all people and pets out of the structure immediately.  Do not re-enter until a heating professional, gas company or fire department has declared the area safe.

3. During home renovations, ensure that appliance vents and chimneys are not blocked by tarps or debris. Make sure appliances are in proper working order when renovations are complete.

4. Do not cover the bottom of natural gas or propane ovens with aluminum foil. Doing so blocks the combustion air flow through the appliance and can produce carbon monoxide.

5. Never use portable fuel-burning camping equipment inside a home, garage, vehicle or tent unless it is specifically designed for use in an enclosed space and provides instructions for safe use in such an area.

6. In climates with snow, make sure that chimneys and vents do not become blocked with snowfall.

7. Never operate a portable generator or any other gasoline engine-powered tool either in or near an enclosed space such as a garage, house or other building, or outside of an open window.  Keep the generator as far from the house as possible.

8. Do not use charcoal or hibachi grills indoors to cook with or for heat under any circumstances.

9. Do not attempt to heat your home by turning on the oven or clothes dryer and leaving the door open.

10. Never let a car engine run inside a closed space such as a garage.  Drive out promptly after starting the car, and turn the car engine off as soon as you drive into an enclosed space. Never have a garage door closed with a running vehicle inside, even for a few seconds.

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You can learn more about a variety of poison issues by following CPCS on Facebook and on Twitter.  Sign up for weekly safety text messages to your cell phone by texting TIPS or PUNTOS for Spanish to 69866; and download a free app at Choose Your Poison.  CPCS is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information and 24-hour help in case of poisoning. In case of an accidental poisoning, consumers should immediately call 1-800-222-1222 (number is the same in all states) for advice. Specially trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Experts are available to answer non-emergency question at any time as well.

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Home Safety Tips

 

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My family lives in a teeny, tiny condo. We all dream of owning a house some day. Having a house can afford us so many things we can’t have in a condo, like a yard and the ability to do whatever we want to the outside. As per our condo board the condos all have to look “uniform” which means we can’t install different windows or stain our balcony a different color. We are not even allowed to plant things in the yard. Sigh…

There are other downsides too, like being dependent on others to do the right thing and NOT burn the building down. We’ve had three buildings burn down in the past 30+ years. The most recent burned down because some idiot put a lit cigarette out in a flower pot with a dried up plant.

I do consider living in a condo to have one perk – it might be a wee bit safer living here than in a house as far as burglaries are concerned. We live in the top floor condo. I would be next to impossible for someone to crawl into one of our windows or on to our balcony. Not only that our condo faces the rest of the complex. Someone would see them for sure. There are 400 condos and 300 townhomes where we live. People are always on the move here, coming and going. Most likely someone would see someone shimmying up the side of building, not to mention the people who live below us.

It’s unlikely that there would be a break-in from our balcony, but not impossible. Years ago we locked ourselves out and my husband had to crawl up to our balcony to get inside. At that time our sliding glass door lock was broken so he was able to get in. It wasn’t an easy thing to accomplish and it required him to borrow a ladder and put it on our downstairs neighbor’s balcony. He also really bruised his leg getting over our railings.

Sometimes workers (landscaper) go up on the roof to blow the leaves down and clean out the gutters. It would be easy for one of them to jump down on our balcony and come inside. That makes me nervous.

As far as our door in concerned we only have one door in and out of our condo. We have a dead bolt on it but these days even those can be hacked into. I’d like to think someone wouldn’t be so stupid to break into a condo with three other units on the same floor.

Break-ins have happened where we live. They have almost always been people who live on the bottom floors. Burglars break-in through one of the windows.

Even though we might be somewhat safe where we live, I still like to do all I can to prevent and/or encourage people to attempt to break-in.

Here are a few of my favorite safety tips.

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1. If you can afford it install a home security system.

2. Get a dog. A dog doesn’t always guarantee your home won’t get broken into (a friend of mine’s house was burglarized and she had two dogs at the time) but it might inhibit some would be burglars. Also, watch out for doggie doors. Some people can fit through the large doors.

3. Do not “advertise” about your high tech equipment or expensive jewelry on social media, or even to your neighbors. If people know you have a $10,000 diamond ring from your late grandmother or you just purchase two new laptops, you are tempting people with a run down of your valuable goodies. Keep this information to yourself.

4. Keep your car keys by your bed. We don’t use this one but I think it’s a brilliant idea. If you have an alarm on your car and you suspect someone might be trying to break into your home, press the alarm button for your car. The alarm should scare them off.

5. Plant shrubs and bushes around bottom floor windows. They do that to a lot of the buildings where we live. My parents used to do this as well. They should keep criminals away from bottom floor windows, especially if you plant something with thorns (like a rose bush). The trick is not to let them shrub/bush get too high where someone could hide behind it. Keep it cut low.

6. Don’t mention it on Facebook, Twitter or other social media outlets that you are going away for a few days (unless of course someone will be home the entire time). That is only telling the bad guys that you won’t be home and they are free to come and rob your home.

7. Get timers for your interior lights so your home doesn’t look dark at night and to give the appearance that someone is still home. Have the lights set to go on/off at random times and locations. You can even set a radio on a timer and have it play music (not too loud) to also make it seem like the house is not empty.

8. Ask a trusted neighbor or relative to swing by your home daily to collect the mail and newspaper and check to make sure all doors and windows are secure.

9. Do not leave notes on your door to instruct delivery men what to do with packages in your absence. They are a dead giveaway that you are not at home.

10. For added security get a Master Lock Door Security Bar for your sliding glass doors or as extra protection if your home is being invaded while you are at home. The bar helps to resists a forced entry through sliding patio doors or even a standard door.

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We have one of these bars that I was sent to review. It’s a long metal bar that can be adjusted to fit any sliding patio door. Once in place the door cannot be opened. It’s made with a sturdy 20 gauge steel construction.

My mother in law used to use a small piece of wood to present her sliding doors from opening. Wood can be worn down or splinter when under a lot of pressure. You can’t do that to gauge steel. Not unless you are Superman.

What I like about this bar is that is has a special piece you can take off or put on the end that turns it into a security bar for a door (for example your front door). The removable pieces rests against the door knob and the other end (with a piece hat pivots) goes on the floor making entry into the room difficult. The pivoting “foot” is also padded to add more grip to the floor and less sliding.

My kids know how the security bar works and where we keep it. In the event someone tries to break in they are instructed to go into their room and put the bar up against the door and call for help. Their bedroom door doesn’t lock (we are going to replace their knobs soon so they have a locking one), so the bar will afford them some security until help arrives.

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The Master Lock Door Security Bar sells for just over $25. It’s a very small price to pay for safety, security and peace of mind.

We also have a Hanging Key Box, also made by Master Lock. This isn’t so much to keep intruders out as it is to help us (my family) get inside should we lock ourselves out.

Now that my kids are teenagers we are able to let them walk home from school or be home alone for a while. My worst fear is that they will lock themselves out (it has happened before). They each have a key but they don’t think to take it out with them when they walk the dog or go to the gym.

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The Master Lock Hanging Key Box is a lock that goes over your door knob. It has a box attached to it. Inside you can put a spare keys to your door or home. The only way into the box is with a special combination that you set yourself (so it would be easy to remember).

Not only is this a fantastic product to have in case you lock yourself out, it’s also great if you have trusted people come to your home to care for your pets or plants. Instead of making up multiple spare keys you can keep the keys in the box for all the entrusted people to use. It’s also great if you are at work and you need a neighbor to run to your house to get something or do something for you.

The Mater Lock Hanging Key Box sells for around $40. Both products would be a great asset to any home.

For more information about these or other Master Lock products visit www.MasterLock.com. They can also be found on the various social media outlets.

Do you have any safety tips you would like to share? What do you think about the two products I mentioned from Master Lock?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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