Editor’s Note: Here at Dispatches, we are always looking for ways to help our readers do things. For some of our readers, that means helping navigate the working world, for others, it means assisting in the ever challenging question,“what’s for dinner?” For still others, it means figuring out how to balance family life with everything else. In an effort to aid in all of these endeavors, we have collaborated on this article written specifically for our readers.
We all strive for safe homes and businesses. Some of the same tactics you use to keep your business safe and up to code can also be used for a home office.
Mind your keys
You wouldn’t leave a spare key under the front doormat to your storefront, so don’t leave a spare key under the mat at your house. Consider instead trusting the spare key to a neighbor.
Checked Your Smoke Alarms
No matter where your office is located, regularly check your smoke alarms. It’s really easy, find and press the small button. If the alarm goes off, then the batteries are fine. If not, you should replace the batteries as soon as possible. Some homes and businesses have a sprinkler system. If you have one, consider adding an anti-corrosion unit. You can from learn from Engineered Corrosion Solutions more about anti-corrosion units and why it is good to have one fitted.
Kitchens aren’t the only place in your home or office that should be kept clean and tidy. Keeping workspaces wiped down and picked up will help stop the spread of germs and keep you from losing important documents. But you don’t have to use harsh chemicals. There are all kinds of natural and organic cleaning products, some can now effectively cut through grease and grime.
Watch out for pests
Pests and vermin are the last things you want to see in your office or home! If you have a storefront, you should make sure your landlord is taking precautions such as filling cracks between doors and walls. You should also make sure that all leftover food is stored in a refrigerator or closed pantry. If you do find that you have an issue, you can try putting mouse traps down. Alternatively, call a pest control firm.