When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
6 January 2015
With the constant rise in temperature, it is within reason to look for ways of cooling oneself without necessarily spending a lot of money on air conditioning. Items required: A Styrofoam cooler A small electric fan A PVC pipe Duct tape Drill and a cutter Ice blocks/packs Power source. Construction Take the Styrofoam cooler, with its lid on, and cut two holes on to it for placing the PVC pipe and the fan.
1 December 2014
If you're buying a mirror for your home, you might be thinking of one that you can hang on the wall, or the floor-standing one that comes on a stand, which can be angled. But there's an alternative: have a mirrored finish on a piece of furniture. This can enhance its function. Taking this approach has particular benefits in the bedroom and the bathroom, perhaps the two places where you use a mirror the most.