By justin. Drawer. Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 06:24:11 AM.
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.
Take Steps to Increase Security in Your Home With Drawer Locks Increase Your Home Security It is amazing how many of us keep important documents and valuables in unlocked drawers in our homes. The problem is that you can feel very secure in your home and this can make you a little careless. Keeping your passport in your bedside drawer may seem like a good idea but this is one of the first places a thief would look. • If you truly want to feel safe in your home then you will need to take additional steps to increase the level of security. • This means doing more than just relying on the basic window and door locks fitted as standard in most modern homes. • There are many products on the market that can help you to increase security and deter thieves from entering your property and stealing your belongings. • This can include products such as home intruder alarms, automated security lights, upgraded window and door locks (interior and exterior) and also cupboard and drawer locks. • Investing in security products can help you to safeguard your home against intruders. This can also make the home environment safer for you and your family. Installing Drawer Locks in Your Home Drawers are a great place to store away items you are not currently using. This can include a range of non-essential documents and also some very important valuables. Many people keep spare money and important identity documents in unlocked drawers. This can be a big problem as if thieves do access your property. They will then find it very easy to then steal valuables from drawers that are unlocked and easy accessible. • Installing drawer locks is actually very simple. You can buy a wide selection of drawer locks online and fit them yourself using just a few simple tools. • You will then be able to lock away your papers and valuables when you are not using them. • This will add another layer of security to your home and prevent unauthorised people from accessing your important personal information and belongings. • Drawer locks are also a good idea of you have a young family. They will help to prevent young children from getting into drawers that contain things that might be a risk for them. • For example you may keep knives and sharp objects in a drawer in the kitchen. By fitting drawer locks you can ensure young children cannot accidentally get access to these potentially harmful implements.
Tips on Keeping the Drawers in Your Kitchen Organized When it comes ot organizing the kitchen, most people would agree that organizing the kitchen drawers is way down on the list of priorities. However, it is an important aspect to consider to make your kitchen as efficient as possible and to avoid clutter collecting on the work surfaces. Most people normally just shove all their various pieces of equipment and cutlery in a haphazard fashion into the drawers. Organizing you drawers will allow you to maximize the usable space on the kitchen worktops and you will be less likely to waste time trying to search for a particular utensil. Instead, everything will be to hand and you can get on with the more important jobs. Here are some tips for organizing your drawers. First of all take all the drawers and empty the contents onto your kitchen surfaces. This will allow you to start sorting according to the item rather than just creating a more organized mess within the drawers. Not they are empty, start with the drawer closest to the kitchen stove. In this one you will want to put the following items; oven mitts, hot plates, trivets and hot plates. Any other equipment that you regularly use for baking and holding hot utensils can go in here as well. The next drawer closest to the stove needs to contain all the cooking tools. In this way you can work around the stove with all your equipment at hand rather than moving all over the kitchen, wasting time. Items you should put in here include serving spoons, ladles, wooden spoons and a small chopping board. Do you do much baking? If so, then dedicate a drawer to your baking equipment. Items such as rolling pin, sifter, basting brush and wire whisks all go in this one. This one should be close to one of your worktops or a kitchen island, if you have the luxury of one of those. The next is to look at the cutlery or silverware drawer which is normally below the cupboard that stores all of you dinnerware, such as crockery and plates. Only items such as cutlery, serving spoons and chopsticks are allowed in this draw. A drawer for serving items and table accessories such as coasters, napkin rings and wine serving items is useful. This allows you to keep all those finishing touches to the serving place in one area. Lastly, if you do have any items left over, you are allowed one miscellaneous drawer. You have to make sure, however, that this one does not slowly start to fill up with clutter. it is very easy to do and something you should guard against if possible.
Save Your Sanity With Drawer Organizers Drawers are, without doubt, a very difficult area of a house to keep organized. Whether in the kitchen, the bedroom or in a desk, they are notorious for their clutter and mess. If youre tired of your drawers getting jammed shut because theyre too full, or sick of emptying your drawers entire contents onto the bed just to find a matching sock, consider investing in some drawer organizers. No matter what kind of drawer in any room in the house, there are specifically designed drawer organizers that can make your life easier. For garment drawers, there are several designs of organizers available. Some have small cubicles for holding individual pairs of socks or single ties. Others have larger compartments for bulkier items such as sweaters. For drawers where you store a variety of different items, there are even customizable interlocking bins that will fit into deeper drawers. In many homes, kitchen drawers can be an absolute nightmare. As such, kitchen drawer organizers are amongst the most important items in your entire home! Aside from the standard slots for organizing knives, forks and spoons, many kitchen drawer organizers have larger sections to accommodate bigger utensils such as serving cutlery, mixers and ladles. Not only is it inconvenient to go rooting around in search of a particular item, in the kitchen specifically, it can be hazardous as it is very easy to cut yourself on a sharp knife or other object. Whether at home or in the office, desk drawers are a massive cause of grief! It can be impossible to find anything amidst an unsorted heap of paper clips, rubber bands, scissors, staplers, batteries, note pads, pens, markers and any other items that are routinely "thrown" in. With a well-organized drawer, you wont have to go through the frustration of spending ten minutes sifting through random office clutter only to discover that the calculator you were looking for was on the desk next to the phone the whole time! No matter what you keep in your drawers, whether at home or in the office, drawer organizers allow for easy sorting of your items. Things are kept neatly in place so you can easily find them keeping making your day less stressful.
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