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4/17/2018

Making Sure Your Home Is Your Haven



*This is a collaborative post. 


Coming home everyday is usually something we look forward to. We can kick the shoes off and be as sloppy or lazy as we want, away from prying eyes amongst the people we love the most. Because of this, we do everything we can to make sure it stays safe and secure, but that can be extremely expensive and energy consuming to keep up with. However, you soon get into a habit, and soon it’s second nature to make sure you’ve locked the back door before leaving your house.

So we need to continue in this vein, and always make sure the home we live in stays as the haven we want it to be. Full of good memories and happy faces, good food and the pet we snuggle down with on the sofa after a full day at work... You need a home to live your best life! With all that in mind, here’s a couple of quick tips to always feel happy and healthy in your home.




Be on the Lookout for Accidents


Especially when there’s little hands involved! It’s always a good rule of thumb to crawl about on your knees or all fours and make sure any danger zones are covered up or out of arm's reach. We don’t tend to have the same perspective as a baby or a toddler, and that means we can miss most of the hazards that come about because of their curiosity!


You don’t have to install cameras in your house to make sure there’s never any chance of an accident; simply follow your common sense, and always get everyone who lives in the house to tidy up after them. At the same time, if you’re not sure about some of the ways to cover up a plug socket, or you don’t know at least Four ways to protect your home from fire, be sure to look into it now so you don’t forget!


Focus on the Kitchen


The kitchen has most of the cleaning products in it, as well as sharp objects and utensils, as well as uncooked meats from time to time. And all of these things can easily hurt us if we don’t use, store, or prepare them in the right way. So always make sure your kitchen is safe when you’re finished using it, and try to close it to the kids by the time the evening has rolled around.


Turn off any fryers, always make sure your cooker isn’t leaking gas from one of the hobs, hide the cleaning products up high so no one but you can reach them, and teach everyone how to properly walk whilst holding a knife. They sound quite simple, but they make a big difference.


Keeping your home safe from the inside is just as important as keeping it safe from everything outside! It can be a little harder to keep track of, after all, we trust our family, so always keep an eye out for these common occurrences.
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