Published at Sunday, July 02nd, 2017 - 23:47:11 PM. Drawer. By Kirby.
Drawer Pulls For Home Safety When you look around your home what do you think about? The colors? The décor style? About a few things you would like to clean up? These are all common thoughts as people study their homes. Unfortunately, they dont always think about safety. This is especially true when it comes to drawer pulls and other cabinet hardware. Whether you realize it or not those drawer pulls, and other pieces of cabinet hardware, can be an accident waiting to happen. This is especially true if you have small children in the house. As soon as babies start being able to move around the home by them, everything within their reach becomes a play toy to them. But, what you may not realize is that those drawer pulls that are now within their reach may be their newest threat threat. Impact Threat The first threat from the drawer pulls is that they may be what are called an impact threat. That means the drawer pulls will have a physical impact on your child and could harm them. While many drawer pulls are rounded and are simple c-shaped pieces that allow for the opening of the drawer, there are other drawer pulls, which are more ornate. These drawer pulls may have pointed ends that accent the overall look of the piece. These pointed ends are a disaster waiting to happen with your baby. When babies are first trying to walk around, they will use anything they can grab a hold of to pull themselves up. When they grab a hold of your drawer pulls they will pull up on them to be able to stand. But, babies are wobbly. They are not going to stay up too long, and when they fall there is no way to tell which way they are going to tumble. If they tumble forward, they could well fall into the pointed end of the drawer pulls and be hurt. Opening Threat The other threat made out of the combination of babies and drawer pulls is babies being able to get inside those drawers. Think about the things you have packed away in drawers throughout your house. There are numerous chemicals and mixtures they should not be ingesting. While you know not to eat these things, babies put everything in their mouth. That means any cleaning supplies, make up or other items they are able to find when they grab a hold of those drawer pulls are going to end up in their mouth. So how do you make your home safer? Dealing with the impact threat is relatively easy. Make sure you have rounded door handles that will not be an impact threat to the baby. The second threat takes a little more work. You need to go around your house and assess what is behind all of those drawer pulls. If there are things you dont want your baby chewing on or putting in his or her mouth, you need to invest in drawer safety latches. These latches will hold the drawer shut, no matter how much your baby tugs on the drawer pulls.
Stop Digging Through Your Kitchen Drawers Every Time You Need Something You know the drill...every time you are cooking or baking and need something from "that drawer", you cringe as you open it because you know what lies ahead...a big mess of kitchen utensils that you will have to shuffle through in order to find that little tiny measuring spoon, probably buried in the back. Any kitchen drawer can easily become cluttered with a vast array of contents. You can combat this clutter by utilizing drawer organizers. Drawer organizers are made from a variety of materials for a variety of uses. The most basic are made of plastic and come oversized so you can trim them down. These are normally called trim-to-fit or trimmable drawer trays. They come in various sizes in configurations for utensils, flatware & cutlery and junk drawers. Some even come in dual-tiers, one smaller tray slides over the top of the larger bottom tray, making the most of the height of the drawer as well as the width and length. Blum makes a nice line of design-it-yourself metal drawer organizers that are sold as kits or each piece can be purchased separately for a. You can configure them however you like; flatware, cutlery, utensil or maybe you want to combine a large drawer into utensil and cutlery. Sick of those junk drawers? Design yourself a nice organization system to conquer those messy junk drawers once and for all. Some drawer organizers are made of wood and generally match the interior of your drawers. Sometimes these can be purchased pre-installed in the drawers when you purchase new cabinets. If you are not purchasing new cabinets and just want to organize your drawers but like the look of wood versus plastic or metal, there are options out there for. These might have to be ordered to size or they may come as trimmable units. One nice wood organizer is the drawer spice rack. This is a very elegant way to organize your spices in a spot that is easily accessible when you need them. Although it may seem that you will never be able to organize those messy, cluttered drawers, it is possible if you have the correct tools. Purchasing and installing drawer organizers is a giant step in the right direction. If organizing your drawers does not alleviate the mess and clutter then you might need to move beyond organizing and start prioritizing. This would involve getting rid of the stuff you dont really need and organizing whats left.
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