This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Did you know that June is National Safety Month? Well, it is! I thought I would put together a checklist to help you create a to-do list for your home and the “Home Makeover Safety Edition” tasks that will keep your entire family and guests safe.
You can find the printable below, but right now I’ll walk you through a few tasks and why they are important. We’ll start with an easy swap – cordless window coverings!
Task #1: Window Coverings
This is an easy one and all it requires is that you take stock of the number of windows you have and a list of their measurements and head to any home improvement store to pick up new cordless window coverings! Depending on how many windows you’ll be doing this could be a full-day task but it’s so worth it! You won’t even find corded coverings in stores thanks to a new safety standard passed in late 2018!
Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label when shopping. Best for Kids products are currently available at major retailers across the country.
Window coverings are one of the top five household dangers! It’s crazy but you can definitely make your home safer.
Task #2: Tipover Risks
When you have little ones running around home, it’s important that large objects like bookshelves and dressers are secured TO the wall to prevent tipover accidents.
Task #3: Small Magnets are Hazardous
Little magnets might be fun but they can be super dangerous to little ones when they are swallowed. Keep these put away or better yet, don’t even keep them in the house.
Task #4: Medicines Out of Reach
This is one that I think we often “forget”. We take medicine and then just sit it way back on the counter, thinking it’s out of reach when really it’s not. Get in the habit of keeping all medications in locked cabinets, especially as children get older.
Alright, time to grab your free printable checklist to help you make your home safer!
Be sure to read up more on the Window Covering Safety Council for more resources and information!