Most homes these days have offices for those late night workings on deadlines and urgent projects. This is the ideal setup for most people who lead busy careers and hectic schedules. It is another story for people with children, though.
It is no secret that children have their way of believing that the world (which in this case, is your home) is their little castaway adventure and that everything in their way is definitely okay to study and meddle with. This is all too cute and adorable, until they reach your home office. From papers flying here and there to climbing up to your lap and taking over control of your computer, words can never describe enough the possible scenarios.
The right – and quite possibly the only one – way to go is to provide a safe environment for the children to lurk around, even while you are deep and drowning with work. Childproofing the home office is recommended for all homes, especially for families with younger children and working parents who can’t monitor their kids all the time.
Rob Maxwell has a rather helpful article on this subject, “10 Tips to Childproof Your Home Office.” Rob covers everything necessary, from the most basic advice like removing tiny objects from the reach of children and keeping huge objects in check for falling or toppling over, to the more manual tips like controlling various access points across the room and securing your wires and cords. His 10 simple tips do not spare you the need to look after your kids – that is given – but will definitely improve the safety of the home office’s environment and may prevent the occurrence of potential accidents and hazards. Check out his full article for a more detailed set of instructions.