Ways to Feel Safe in your Own Home
Although I’m ready to move out and away from my parents home, I’m absolutely terrified that I won’t feel safe in my new home. I don’t know what it is, but I hate being alone at the thought of leaving the fire on or leaving my front door unlocked.
When my parents go away on holiday I’m usually left alone in the house – and it scares the heck out of me. I have my dog with me, and he’s massive, but I still feel like I’ve done something that could go wrong. I’m not sure where this fear comes from…I mean, it could come from that time I burnt a hole in our kitchen counter with incense, but I digress. Here are some ways that you can feel safe in your own home.
In our home, we have an open fire and a gas cooker. Now, it’s nice to look at, but the thought of leaving the fire on accidentally or leaving the stove on fills me with dread sometimes. I also light candles before bed and my palms will sweat until I blow them out! Now, there are fire protection systems you can buy to ensure your safety – and I can imagine I’ll buy a system when I have my own home. I know that I turn everything off, but if someone terrible happens, I know I’ll be prepared.
Now, you could also install an alarm in your home. We used to have to one, but our dog tends to set it off – so we leave it now and use him as our little deterrent. But alarms can be really helpful in putting your mind at ease. You can also set alarms on your phone to do a nightly check before you go to bed. Make sure that your doors and windows are shut – that your appliances are switched and that you have no candles burning.
INSTALL A HOME VIDEO
My friend recently experienced a break in, and I can’t even imagine how horrifying it must have been for her. Since the incident, she’s installed a home camera system. This monitors the home and gives you any notification if the camera detects movement. Now, as she has two cats, she gets a few notifications, but it’s quite cute because she can talk to them through the microphone! If you’re looking to invest in a home monitoring camera, take a look at the hive camera. I saw an advert for it the other day and it looks so good!