Aside from sleeping areas, make sure you have one on every level of your home and that they are tested monthly. Remember, even if no one has a bedroom in the attic, it's still important in case your Santa statue and other assorted holiday decorations suddenly spark. Check out a few more tidbits over at Charles and Hudson and remember, if you need a smoke detector, you can head to your local hardware or big box retailer and pick them up for less than $10 or swing by your local fire station where they'll usually have them for less — if not free!
Even though they seem annoying (especially when someone forgets bacon is in the oven!), have you had a time where you were grateful for a smoke alarm? Share your thoughts in the comments below!