If you have children in your life, there are a lot of changes that you can make to your home that will make taking care of them and keeping them happy and healthy a lot easier, and make your life easier into the bargain.
These are just some of the things that you can do:
If you’ve ever looked after a child for any length of time, you’ll know that they seem to dedicate themselves to getting injured in the most improbable ways.
Investing in some furniture that doesn’t have any sharp edges or corners is a great way to limit their injury options, which will keep everyone happy. If you don’t want to buy new furniture, even sanding down the corners and edges of your existing furniture will help to lessen the injury risk.
Stroller friendly doorways
Trying to push a stroller, complete with a wriggling child, through a house with narrow doorways is a test in endurance.
There are a few things that you can do to make this a little easier on yourself:
- Think about which way you most often walk through the house and try to keep that route clear from mess and obstacles.
- Consider investing in doorstops to keep your internal doors open so that you don’t have to lean over the stroller to try and open the door.
- If you have a sliding door, take a look at Evo Products smart sliding door system, which transforms your sliding door into an automatic one that will open upon your approach.
Coat hooks at child height
Most kids want to help and mimic the things that grown-ups are doing as much as possible. If you make it easier for them to do this, you’ll soon find that they are able to help you out a lot!
One great thing you can do is to make some coat hooks at child height so that they can tidy away their own coats. The same thing is really effective with things like shoe racks and bookshelves; give your children every opportunity to tidy up after themselves, and most of the time, they will take it.
Storage, storage, storage
There’s no getting around it, kids come with a lot of stuff. Even if you don’t buy them a lot, the chances are that friends and relatives will!
Take the time to create some great-looking storage solutions so that it’s easy to keep on top of the mess as you go.
Work station near yours
Children love to mimic what the adults around them are doing, which can be difficult to manage if you really need to be getting on with something.
If you want to be able to get on with some work, then try building a workspace for your child close to yours. That way, they’ll be able to sit near you while you work and get on with homework or crafts. They will love the feeling of working with you, and you will love the peace and quiet!