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Expert Reveals Why You Should Take A Photo Of Your Oven Before You Leave The House

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Expert Reveals Why You Should Take A Photo Of Your Oven Before You Leave The House

We don't know about you, but we never make it more than half way down the road before stressing about whether our flat is on fire.

Whether it's the electric blanket, the hair straighteners or the oven, there are just too many potential fire hazards.

Just how does anybody make it a day without panicking?

That's why one expert, from the website Lifehacker, has come up with a very handy trick to ensure that your worries are a thing of the past.

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Taking pictures of your oven is a great way to ease the nerves about leaving it on (Credit: Unsplash)
Taking pictures of your oven is a great way to ease the nerves about leaving it on (Credit: Unsplash)

Suggesting that when you travel, you should simply "take a photo of your stove and oven dials-or your thermostat, or your iron, or anything else you worry about accidentally leaving on".

This is a great way to methodologically check every hazardous point in your home, while also provide yourself with evidence you can look back on whenever your heart rate begins to rise.

There's a bonus to this trick, too. "If something happens to my apartment while I was away, I have photo proof that it wasn't because I accidentally left the oven on or the window open," the expert on Lifehacker explains.

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Your insurance company will thank you for that one!

Worrying about hair straighteners will also be a thing of the past (Credit: Shutterstock)
Worrying about hair straighteners will also be a thing of the past (Credit: Shutterstock)

This trick doesn't just have to be used for fire safety, you can also take pictures of other areas of concern, like the garage door and the front door, the catflap and all your windows, if you feel it'll ease your stress.

Lifehacker suggests taking snaps before a holiday, but why stop there? You can always do it before heading out for the day, especially if you know you're going to be gone for a long period of time.

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"If your brain starts to play the 'Did I really turn it off' game, you can simply tap your photo app and see for yourself," the handy website suggests.

Lifechanging.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Home, Life

Joanna Freedman
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