How often do we look around our rooms and wish for a cleaner, clutter-free home? In the daily hustle and bustle of our lives, we often lack time to keep our homes as clean, beautiful, and safe as we would like. But is it really safe to forego proper cleanliness and security due to lack of time? How safe is such a home for the kids? It is not necessary to buy new furniture or spend hours on dusting to make your home look clean, beautiful and safe for kids daily. We bring you some simple tips and tricks to get better looking, more secure and kid-safe homes without wasting much time.
Keep Your Home Cleaner and Clutter Free
You need not make every inch of your home squeaky clean every day. But do make sure to quickly dust and wipe daily. Use handheld vacuum or broom and all purpose spray or wipes. Keep your floors clutter free and make a habit of throwing away unimportant things that you will never use. Always clean the bathrooms and make sure there are hand soap, a hand towel, and toilet paper accessible. Simple habits like using air fresheners, putting dishes directly in the dishwasher, and taking the trash out daily will make your home cleaner and more hygienic.
Beautify Your Home with Simple Tricks
Spacious, clutter free homes always look more beautiful and well-kept. Make innovative storage drawers under the beds, etc. to store away the extra clutter. Make sure the furniture is less and functional. Using pretty printed curtains and plumping the pillows makes a lot of difference. You can use shower rods to hide away annoying wires and give your home a unified look. Using mirrors on closet doors, etc. give an illusion of space and refresh the interiors. A touch of the natural with a houseplant or some fresh cut flowers adds beauty, warmth and liveliness to your homes.
Don’t Take Home Security Lightly
There are various security options available that can help you keep your homes secure even when you’re not around. Installing security cameras, peepholes, window stops, and automatic door lockers can go a long way in keeping you safe. A good home automation system is another way to make your home look always occupied. Use motion sensor lights, trim overgrown bushes, and ask the neighbors to clean your mailbox when you’re away. These security devices and simple safety precautions can help you breathe easy when away from home.
Child Proof Your Home
Household injuries are one of the top reasons for kids visiting the E.R. each year. As they say, prevention is better than cure. Some simple child proofing tricks include putting candles, matches, harmful medicines, and electronic devices in their cabinets or out of reach for children. Install child proof locks to drawers and cupboards, safety gates on stairs, toilet locks, and anti-scalding devices on faucets and shower heads. Using fencing around the pool, outlet covers, and anti-entrapment drain covers can help you keep the pool child proof. These child proofing tricks can make your home more secure and safe for children.