Safety tips for wrapping gifts are important to remember and follow. The holiday season is supposed to be a happy and joyous occasion. But if you or a loved one gets hurt, then the occasion will be come scary and hurtful. Your loved ones do not want anything to happen to you, just as you do not want anything to happen to them. So even when you doing a simple task, such as wrapping presents, you should always keep the safety of yourself and others in mind.
To help keep your holiday season a little safer, here are a few safety tips for wrapping gifts to keep in mind.
1. Always be careful when using the scissors, even safety scissors. Do not run with them and keep them where you can easily reach them without cutting yourself. When cutting, always cut away from you, not towards yourself.
2. Scotch tape usually has a sharp end on it to help rip the tape. Do not pull the tape too fast, as you may cut yourself. Just like the scissors, do not run with the tape and keep it where you can easily reach it without cutting yourself.
3. Do not wrap near any electrical items that are plugged in. Keeping the paper and plugged in cords too close to each other will become a fire hazard.
4. If you are wrapping on the floor, keep a path where you and others can safely walk past without slipping and falling.
5. If you are using a pen for writing out the labels, then be sure you know where the pen is when you are not using it. You do not want to hurt yourself looking for it, especially if you move the scissors or tape without realizing it. A pen can hurt as well if you end up stabbed. While it is unlikely you will end up stabbed by the pen, you never really know for sure and should always keep your safety in mind.
6. Do not stack the wrapped presents too high, especially if they are heavy. This could cause them to fall on you or others.
7. When you are putting everything away, do not carry more than you can. You should especially remember this tip if you are going up or down any stairs. You could end up dropping something on yourself or tripping and falling.
8. You should store the scissors, tape, and pen in a storage container, where you or others cannot get hurt. Store the wrapping or tissue paper, bags, and presents away from electrical items or any items that could cause a fire. The closet is probably a more appropriate place to store them.
9. Keep all of your items out of reach of children at all times! Even if this means wrapping in another room if possible (as you may need a babysitter for that) or after they have gone to bed. If you are off of work on a school day, then use the day to wrap as many presents as you can. If need be, ask a relative or someone you trust to keep an eye on the children for a few hours as you wrap presents. You do not want them to get cut or hurt.
You may be reading through the safety tips for wrapping gifts and thinking “This will not happen when I wrap gifts!” This could very well be. But there is something else you should keep in mind: anything can happen! You never know what the next few minutes can bring, and even a simple task can turn into a dangerous one. Remember that it is always to be safe than sorry and consider following the safety tips for wrapping gifts. This way you can keep your holiday season happy and safe! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!