10 Items Every Safe, Healthy Home Should Have

Night Lights

Night-lights -- they're not just for kids!
Night-lights -- they're not just for kids!
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Night lights may seem like they're for kids, but they can also help prevent falls and things (aka you) that go bump in the night. In fact, the CDC recommends putting them in your hallways to ensure safety and prevent falls. With many designs and models, you should be able to find something that suits your home. And if you're worried about the light disrupting your or a family member's sleep, there are motion sensor-activated models.

"Make sure, no matter where you are in your house, that you have light to help you see where you are and where you're going," says Polan. This is especially important in stairwells!