Nine Ways to Affordably Safety Proof Your Home
Posted on February 12, 2018 by Jack Harding
Setting up your home to avoid easily preventable accidents does not have to be expensive. Many people get intimidated when they think of safety proofing their home because of the cost. With countless gadgets, tech, and products that cost hundreds, to thousands of dollars, you wonder “Are these even right for me?” The fact of the matter is, you don’t need a lot to make your home safe. Here are nine tips on what you can do, all with affordable and easy to find solutions.
Get Started! There’s no better time than the present to start. There’s no reason you need to do everything in one weekend, so don’t let this become a stressful process. The sooner you start, the sooner you can ensure your home is safe and sound.
Place Crib in a Safe Area: Make sure that the crib is in a room that is away from household hazards. Making sure it is a room that is easily accessible by you, but out of the way of places your child could crawl to and get hurt, and away from entrances and exits of the house.
Lock Cupboards and Cabinets: The Door Guardian has a line of affordable and easy to install products such as this and this that will give you the peace of mind knowing your cabinets are safely out of reach.
Hide Small Objects: Make sure that small objects like jewelry, pins, small change, etc… is out of reach (up on tables or in cabinets) to avoid wandering children from “having a taste” and skipping out on easy to avoid choking hazards
Restrict Access to Hazardous Areas: If there are areas of your house that may not be safe (whether at the moment because of construction) or because of other reasons (an unfinished basement for example) make sure you put up gates which are easy to find on Amazon or at local children’s stores. Additionally, The Door Guardian has a product to safely secure doors keeping your children from getting into rooms you want unvisited
Secure Furniture and Appliances in Place: Make sure your cabinets and stands are secure with some velcro adhesive that provides that extra peace of mind knowing your child can’t pull the bookshelf off of the wall.
Wind Up Wires and Cords
Ensure Your Doors are Childproof: You can use any number of our products to ensure your doors are childproof. Whether it’s our locks to keep patio doors safely closed and pools out of reach, or our locks for front and back doors, cabinets, fridges and more- we can safely, securely, and affordably protect your children.
Think About General Home Safety: Are your fire detector batteries new? Do you have a new carbon monoxide detector? These are some simple ways to think about home safety and keep your family safe.
These are some basic tips on what you can do to prepare your home and help keep your family safe! Have any more tips and tricks to share? Put them in the comments below!
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