Published at Sunday, July 02nd, 2017 - 23:58:11 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.
Plastic Drawer Inserts for a Better Organized Kitchen It is hard to cook a meal when you cant find any of your tools. Cluttered drawers waste time, lead to accidents and ruin utensils. Plastic drawer inserts are a great organizational solution to the disorganized drawer. Plastic draw inserts make a great choice for several reasons. The heavy-duty polystyrene can withstand the daily use of a kitchen. Utensils like knives and meat tenderizers can really lay a beating on inserts. A good quality insert should be able to take whatever cooking utensils can dish out. Plastic draw inserts are also easy to clean. Kitchens can be dirty places; especially when a great cook is at work. Spills and drips happen on a regular bases. A damp sponge is usually sufficient to clean a dirty plastic draw insert. A soak in the sink can be used to cleanup much bigger messes. Older homes or custom built kitchens are notorious for having drawers that are oddly sized. Plastic draw inserts can be customized to any drawer. Vance Industries, Inc. makes a great line of inserts that can be cut to fit any drawer size. A plastic drawer insert needs to fit well in order to utilize the space to the maximum. Spaces and voids just waste space. They also make great places for elusive kitchens tools and dirt to hide out. The best way to get started on drawer organization is to take a hard look at your current drawers. Decide which drawers arent functioning well enough. Is the junk drawer out of control? Are the spatulas and wooden spoons at war? There are many different types of plastic drawer inserts. Make sure you chose the configurations that will help meet your needs. If you are trying to organize your cooking utensil drawer, take a measurement of some of the items. If the plastic insert wont accommodate the tools it isnt practical. The next step is to measure the drawers themselves. Plastic inserts can be cut down to fit any drawer. They do come in a variety of sizes and lengths. It is a good plan to purchase the plastic inserts that are the closest match to the drawer width and length. If space is at a premium in the kitchen, you may want to consider making your drawers do double duty. Rev-A-Shelf Cooperation has a line of two-tiered drawer inserts. The lower tray has grooves that allow the wheels on the upper tray to roll back and forth. This idea is a great way to maximize the capacity of deep drawers. This type of plastic drawer insert comes in both shallow and deep styles. Other options include a partial or full secondary tray. This makes this type of plastic drawer insert an exceptionally versatile solution to any storage need. Plastic drawer inserts are an easy and affordable way to revamp a kitchen. They can make use of space that is currently being wasted. They can also save time by giving every tool its own space. No matter what type of drawers or tools you have, there is a plastic drawer insert that can put everything in its place.
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