MCD Newsletter - December 2019
PROJECT MANAGER: Jeff
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Carrie
“SMILE, IT’S FREE THERAPY.”
- DOUGLAS HORTON
MACPHERSON TEAM GOES BOWLING!
TOOLBOX TIP: HOLIDAY SAFETY
Take care of yourself:
Holidays can get filled up with obligations—to decorate, shop, cook, travel, and be the
host. Make time to get plenty of sleep. Don’t overdo. Keep up with your exercise routine.
Eat healthy, well-balanced meals as much as possible. Don’t overindulge in sweets or
Keep your spending in check:
Spending may not sound like a safety issue, but the stress that financial problems
create is a safety issue. It takes only a moment to hand over your credit card, but the
stress caused by overspending can last well beyond the holidays. Save cash by reducing
the amount of traveling you do. Talk to family members about scaling back on gifts or
putting a cap on the amount of money everyone spends.
Stay safe in the kitchen:
Keep young children away from the stove. Turn pot handles inward to prevent hot foods
from being knocked off the stove. Make certain food is thoroughly cooked. Keep cutting
boards and counters clean to avoid getting sick. Clean up spills right away to avoid slips.
Handle knives carefully, just like you’re at work. Always cut away from yourself.
Avoid fire hazards:
Most residential fires occur during the winter months. Don’t leave candles, open
flames, or a fireplace unattended. Don’t overload electrical circuits. Limit the use of
extension cords. Keep space heaters away from flammables and combustibles. Always
keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
Be aware of your personal safety:
When you are out shopping, keep gifts and packages locked in the trunk and out of
sight from thieves. Avoid carrying large sums of money.
*ARTICLE BY ERNwest