Home Organisation Tips For Busy Parents

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Home Organisation Tips For Busy Parents

When we started having kids, I realised it was much more difficult to keep our home organised with young children running around than it was when there were only two adults in the house. Our normal routines just didn't work well anymore, and the clutter and chaos seemed to be increasing by the day. We had to change how we organised our home by streamlining our belongings, altering our daily routine and developing new habits. In time we learned some quick and efficient ways to keep the key areas in our home clutter-free. I started this blog to share our experiences of transforming our home and pass on our tips for organising your home when you have young children to look after.



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Quick Ways to Add Security to Your Home's Garage

The security of your home's garage is very important; an unsecured garage can mean easier access for a car thief or for someone who wants to steal your lawn care equipment, tools, sporting goods, and the like. If the garage is attached to the home, it then needs to be secure so your home is secure. Note a few quick ways to add security to your home's garage so you know your entire property is as safe and secure as possible.

Know the difference between roller doors and tilt doors

Tilt doors are made of one piece or panel, and they tilt outward as they open onto a track on the garage ceiling. A roller door is made of several panels that are attached by hinges, and it rolls along the garage door frame. A roller door can be more secure, as that track on the frame keeps the door in place, making it harder to pry it open with a crowbar or other tool.

Reinforce entry doors

If your garage has a separate entry door for foot traffic, note the window and the lock on that door. If the window is single-paned and somewhat thin, and the door handle has a cheap and plastic lock, this makes easy work for an intruder who can break that window or simply force the door open. Upgrade to an acrylic window or toughened glass that is difficult to break, or add a section of chicken wire or metal mesh over the inside of the window to block it. Swap out the door handle for one with an upgraded, heavy-duty lock, and install a deadbolt on that door as well. This will keep that area from being an easy access point for intruders.

Upgrade your remote

An upgraded remote that uses a rolling security code will change the signal between the door and the remote every time it's used. This keeps someone from copying that signal or code and using it on a dummy remote that allows them access to your garage.

You might also add a coded keypad to the garage, so that contractors or others can use a code to open the door rather than their own remote or a key; this allows you to change that code when needed, rather than having to worry about collecting those remotes and keys when you want to deny someone access. Having your children use a code can also reduce the risk of them losing either their key or remote, also keeping the garage safe from intruders.