We’re putting together a list of safety tips for you to keep in mind this festive season. Chinese New Year may be about having fun and getting together with family, but there are also some things you should always keep in mind. Whether you’re holding a get-together at home or travelling across the state to visit family, it’s always good to be safe and stay aware!
Travel safety tips:
1. Don’t drink & drive
This is probably the key rule when it comes to any festive season. Drinking and driving is one of the worst possible things to ever do. Sure, enjoy the drinks – the beers, the wine… everything. But be sure that you are not driving! Drinking and driving only harms you and everyone else on the road.
2. Plan everything ahead of time
Chinese New Year is bound to get a little hectic. You’ve got people to meet, houses to visit, and there will be a lot of traveling at hand. So be sure the plan your routes and your days. You don’t want to get yourself in any messy traffic jams, do you? Plus, make your routes more convient by planning who to visit first and what not.
3. Don’t rush
Rushing is probably the worst thing to do, especially during a festive season. Everyone is trying to get somewhere. So there is no point swerving through cars – that’ll only cause more traffic!
4. Stay alert
When driving, be sure to put you’re full attention to it. Especially if you’re planning to drive long distance, you will need to be alert. There might be a little traffic – so prep yourself with enough coffee and music to keep you company through out the ride. If you’re traveling with friends or family, get someone to stay awake with you – and if that person can drive, that’s even better for that you can switch when you get really tired.
5. Get everything checked
Before you head out on a long distance travel to your home town, be sure to get your car serviced and checked. You don’t want anything to go wrong during your ride back , right? Be as aware as possible, it will come in handy!
Home safety tips:
1. Fireworks are not toys
Like every festive season, fireworks come in hand to celebrate it all. As much as we love to play with fireworks at home, with family and friends – you might want to take a step back from playing with the wrong kinds of fireworks. Be sure you have someone who knows exactly how to handle fireworks – because they are pretty harmful. You don’t want to injure yourself while having fun, right? So stay safe!
2. Manage your wiring
Yes, we’re talking about all your wires at home. Chinese New Year means that you’ll be putting up new lights and decorations that may need a little electricity – so organize those wires. Don’t overload on the sockets – you don’t want to randomly have something burn out and the power out. That’ll just ruin the entire night.
3. Child-proof everything
These festive seasons definitely come with big family get-together and there will be children. Children who will run around in circles enjoying themselves. This means it’s time to child-proof your home! You don’t want these kids to get hurt during a get together right? Most of all, you don’t want to be held responsible for it – so take precaution!
4. Keep valuables safe
Safety is always first in any situation – and when you’re at an open house or if people are at your house, then you better keep those extra special belongings safe. You don’t want something to go missing, nor do you want to misplace anything important. Phones, jewelry, and any other gadgets should stay in one place (your handbag preferably !
5. Keep the kitchen organized
If you are holding an open house – be in control of your kitchen if you’re making the meals for the day. Having too many people in the kitchen may distract you and someone may get hurt. Keep it organized, and know who you’re letting in and out of the kitchen. After all, the hours you’ve been spending preparing these meals should be left to perfect – so don’t let anyone ruin your flow! Our main tip, keep the kids out of the kitchen!