Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many of us will be checking our lists and heading out to the malls and town centers for holiday shopping. To help you shop safely, we’ve put together some Holiday Shopping tips.
- Before heading out to the big sales, map out the stores you plan to visit by trip chaining. This not only saves on fuel, but it is also a most effective use of time.
- Something a lot of people forget when shopping is their own health. Have plenty of water and snacks with you in case your shopping takes longer than expected. Bring hand warmers for long outdoor lines.
- Parking lots are where most of the danger occurs during the holiday season. Don’t park between large vehicles. This might obscure your vision when you pull out and shoppers may not see you. Wear reflective clothing to make you visible in busy parking lots.
- Leave your car at home and take mass transit. NJ TRANSIT serves many of the malls in Middlesex County and provides frequent stops. Leave the driving to them and enjoy your shopping.
Wishing all of our friends a safe and joyous holiday season.