You really can’t put a price on safety. However, there are some safety precautions you can take around the home that are inexpensive and will hopefully prevent disasters from happening. Arm yourself with some of these tips from Get Rich Slowly for a safer home:

To Prevent Falls:

  • Put a nonslip mat or safety treads on the tub floor and use grab bars when getting out of the shower: $4-$10
  • Use a proper ladder for climbing instead of a stool or furniture: $0-$30

To Prevent Poisonings

  • Lock poisons, cleaners, medication, etc. away from a child’s reach: $0
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in bedrooms: $20-$30 per detector
  • Put the National Poison Control Hotline number into your cell phone or near your home phone (1-800-222-1222): $0
  • Test your home for radon at least every two years: $0-$15

To Prevent Fires and Burns:

  • Have working smoke alarms: about $3 to replace batteries, $20 per smoke detector
  • Create a family fire escape plan: $0
  • Keep an easy-to-use fire extinguisher: $12

Check out Home Safe Home? 27 Safety Precautions Under $40for more affordable safety ideas.