Although one of the best parts of having a home based business is the fact that you get to spend more time at home with your family, it is also something that you need to be sure is still safe for your children and pets. Children and pets love to explore sticking fingers and noses where we would not necessarily stick our own. It is very important to ensure that while your business at home is doing great, your children and pets are safe from harms way. Here are a few tips to help enable you to do just that.
Put away anything that is small enough to chew or swallow. There are many things in home office supply that look harmless enough but could be a choking hazard such as paper clips, paper and rubber bands. Keep them put up in drawers instead of out where the children can pick them up and swallow them. Also be sure that anything that could be poisonous such as paint, paint thinners and glue are locked up.
Make sure that all cords and wires are secured. Anyone at any age has the inane ability to not see a cord and trip over it. Be sure to tape or staple any wires or cords as close to the walls as possible. If this just can not be done for some reason, cord covers is always a good option. You can also try folding, wrapping and tying the excess cord to get it out of the way.
Make sure all your outlets have that and when not in use have covers over them. For some reason small children seem to find outlets as exciting as the park and have no problems trying to stick things into them. Its easier to just spend a little extra cash on buying outlet covers than it is to spend all day telling them not to touch or having them rushed to the emergency room because they were quicker than you and believe me, they are.
Put the paper shredder away when not in use. This can be one of the most dangerous things to children even when not turned on due to its sharp teeth. You can child proof it by moving your shredder to a position where the children can not reach it or by locking it up somewhere when you are not using it.
Spending time with your children is one of the greatest perks of working at home but you need to be sure that while you get your business taken care of, that your children are as safe as they can possibly be as well. The good thing about childproofing is that it is inexpensive and easy. You just need to take the time to do it.