Essential Summer Safety Tips for Outdoor Home Activities

Outdoor home safety encompasses a variety of precautions to protect your property and loved ones. Ensure all walkways and steps are well-lit and free of obstacles to prevent trips and falls, especially at night. Secure gates and fences to keep children and pets safely within your yard. Regularly inspect and maintain outdoor play equipment to ensure it is in good condition. When using power tools or lawn equipment, always follow the manufacturer's safety instructions and wear appropriate protective gear. Additionally, store chemicals, fertilizers, and tools in a locked shed or garage to prevent accidental exposure.  

Fire safety is crucial, particularly when barbecuing or using a firepit.  Always keep these activities a safe distance from your home and flammable materials.  Have a fire extinguisher nearby, never leave fires unattended, and ensure they are fully extinguished before leaving the area or going to sleep. 

Implementing these measures helps create a safe and secure environment around your home.

  • When you need to work on your credit. Maybe your credit score is just starting to recover, but you need more time to pay down debts for a couple of years. With rent-to-own, you could start investing in a home while you bring up your score.
  • You’re close, but not quite ready to secure a mortgage. You might have a good job with a significantly bigger salary, but you haven’t been there long enough for a lender to consider it a stable source of income. Or maybe you’re self-employed and you’re still building a reliable track record. Rent-to-own allows time to build personal wealth and financial credibility while working toward your homeownership goals.
  • When you know you’re going to buy when the lease expires. If you’re not ready to buy when the lease expires, then you will lose any rent credit, i.e. investment, you’ve put into the home.