Everyone can carve out 5 minutes each day to keep yourself and your family healthy. You may need to make trade-offs, but it will be worth it. Here are five things you can do to make your home safer and healthier.

  1. Program the poison control number (1-800-222-1222) into your cell phone.
  2. Inspect your door locks and make sure the doors can be opened by a child in an emergency.
  3. Test your smoke alarm to make sure it doesn’t need a new battery.
  4. Wash your hands while singing the “Happy birthday song” twice.
  5. Take 3 minutes to de-clutter a drawer or the steps. Put things away and toss items you no longer need.

There are many benefits to making your home a healthier place for you, your family and your pets. Check back for more tips on things you can do to improve the health and safety of your home.


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