4. Smoke Outside:
Establish rules for smokers. If
you permit smoking inside, then use large sturdy
ashtrays so that they can’t be easily tipped over.
Ashtrays should only ever be emptied into metal
containers, not into a garbage can or bag.
5. Use Electricity Wisely:
Toasters, coffee makers
and microwaves should be plugged directly into
an outlet. If you have to use an extension cord,
buy one that is the correct gauge for the appliance
and has a CSA or a ULC approval mark on the
label. CSA or ULC approved power bars may be
used for stereo equipment, computers and lights.
6. Clear The Clutter:
Keep things that burn away
from heat sources like stove-tops, space heaters
and electronic equipment. Tea towels and paper
too close to burners can catch fire. Keep space
heaters at least one metre away from bedding,
furniture and curtains.
7. Working Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms
It’s The Law!:
Your accommodation must have at
all times working smoke and carbon monoxide
alarms. Test them monthly and notify the landlord
immediately if they’re not working. Dead batteries
must be replaced straight away. Nuisance alarms
can be avoided by making sure any smoke alarms
are not located close to the kitchen or bathroom.
You might consider getting a smoke alarm with a
hush feature. Smoke alarms should be checked
after any extended absence such as Christmas
break or DST change and reading week. Never
tamper with or disable a smoke alarm.
8. Plan To Escape:
Know two separate ways out
of your accommodation in case of fire. Identify all
exits andmake sure you can use them. If you live in
a high-rise, familiarize yourself with the building’s
fire safety plan. If you discover fire, call 911 from
a safe location outside.
9. Be Equipped:
To stay safe, all students should
put together a package that includes smoke and
carbon monoxide alarms, a lantern or flashlight
(battery powered), a radio, some extra batteries
and a CSA or ULC approved power bar.
7 WAYS TO ENLARGE YOUR LIVING SPACE
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Use track lighting aimed at walls to free up floor
space and create an expansive feeling.
Install lighting inside closets so you can see
what is in there. They’ll be easier to maintain and
you will gain the feeling of more space.
Clean your windows often so that more light
comes in and your view is not blocked.
Go totally wireless, transfer all your music to
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