Sooner or later after you bring your baby home it will be time to childproof your home. There are five areas that you will want to pay particular attention to: cabinets, appliances, electrical outlets and bookshelves.
Here are some tips on what to do about those potential trouble spots:
1. Cabinets often contain cleaning products and other hazardous materials and must be secured. Attach child safety latches to the doors and frames of any cabinets that you want to keep small children out of.
2. Bookcases may seem innocent enough but they can tip over and fall on a small child. Use an anchor harness to secure bookcases or any furniture that can tip over to the wall. They sell anchor harnesses in any store that sells childproofing materials.
3. Keep kids out of the fridge with an appliance latch. Childproof refrigerator latches mount to the fridge with adhesive tabs.
4. One of the most obvious child proofing details is to cover the electrical outlets. Insert plastic protectors into all sockets that are within reach of young children.
5. Baby gates are also a must to keep toddlers away from anything they shouldn’t be exposed to. There are many different gates to choose from. You can buy gates for staircases, pressure mounted and even gates that have a walk through door.
Do you have any other tips for childproofing your home?
You may be wondering why in the world would I write a love letter to a seller? The answer: you want an advantage in a competitive real estate market.
What should I put in my love letter?
Compliment the seller on their home
Tell the seller why you love the home
Compliment the neighborhood
Make it personal
Love letters often appeal to a seller’s emotions and often especially if the owner has lived in the home a while the decision to sell a home is a very emotional process. If you find yourself in a bidding war or want to land the perfect home it may be a love letter that makes all the difference.
If you were to guess which area in your home poses the most safety hazards, what would be your answer? The kitchen? The basement?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people over age 15 visit emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalized.
More than a third of the injuries happen while bathing or showering. More than 14 percent occur while using the toilet.
By taking some simple steps in your own bathroom, you can cut the risk of serious injury to yourself and your loves ones dramatically.
- Install support railings right outside of your tub.
- Put down an anti-slippage mat on the floor of your tub.
- Take extra care when using electrical outlets in your bathroom. Install a hand towel holder next to outlets, and get in the habit of making sure your hands are dried before plugging and unplugging electrical devices.
- Be sure that bathroom rugs around your toilet and sink have excellent anti-slip capabilities, and replace your rugs when they become worn.
After following these steps, re-evaluate your bathroom. Can you find anything else that may pose a danger?
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