Prep for safe, stress-free Christmas this year

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 12/15/17

Preparing for the holidays is already a taxing endeavor without the added stress of traveling, caring for pets and sending and receiving gifts through the mail. Though some families may be moving toward the big day according to schedule, the …

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Prep for safe, stress-free Christmas this year

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Preparing for the holidays is already a taxing endeavor without the added stress of traveling, caring for pets and sending and receiving gifts through the mail. Though some families may be moving toward the big day according to schedule, the following tips may be the early Christmas gift needed to solidify this year's place as the best - if not the most energy-saving and safest - Christmas yet.

TRAVEL TIPS

Save electricity while traveling

(Source: Consumer Affairs)

Law enforcement property checks

Sumter city and county residents can fill out a property watch form with Sumter Police Department and Sumter County Sheriff's Office to have officers check your home while you are away.

Forms can be found at sumterpd.com and sumtersheriff.org.

Prepare vehicles for winter travel

(Source: Centers for Disease Control)

PROTECT PACKAGES AND GIFTS

UPS recommends:

PET SAFETY

Outside

Inside

(Source: Consumer Affairs)

SAVE GIFT BAGS

Republic Services waste removal company provides the following recycling tips: