Many elements go into creating a safe and comfortable home. Often, little things make a big difference. One example is signage. Buying signs for the home is a long way down many people’s to do list, but as you will see, putting up some signs in your home can make a positive difference to your life.
Below we explain what type of signs you can buy, and why they may be necessary, or helpful.
If you live somewhere that requires you to recycle, clearly labeling each bin or container can be very helpful. Doing so makes recycling far easier, and means that every member of the family can get involved. If you choose a pictorial format, even the youngest kids can wrap their mind around what is needed, and take part.
Beware of the dog signs
Many households include a furry friend in the form of a dog. If you own one, even a little one, putting a ‘beware of the dog’ sign up could be a wise move. Doing so ensures that anyone entering your property is aware of your pet. Forewarning visitors is always wise. It avoids misunderstandings. That way your guests are ready to encounter a dog so will not be scared when they do.
A beware of the dog sign is also a good way to keep people you do not want on your property away. Burglars look for easy targets. When they see that you have a dog that can be enough to put them off robbing your house, so advertise the fact.
Burglar Alarm and CCTV signs
While we are on the subject of protecting your home, you should also consider putting up a burglar alarm sign, and one that says you have hidden cameras. These also put home invaders off.
No hawker signs
If you are sick of people ringing your bell, and trying to sell your stuff, consider putting up a no hawkers sign. In some countries, if someone ignores that sign he or she can be prosecuted. In some parts of the world, conmen target the elderly by calling at their homes offering services like cutting the lawn. Unfortunately, they then charge an exorbitant fee for doing so. Often, putting up a CCTV sign and a no hawkers plaque can help to keep these people away from your elderly neighbors or relatives.
If you have hazards in and around your home putting up a sign to remind everyone of the issue can be a good idea. Doing so provides everyone with a visual reminder, and can help stop accidents from happening. For example, a no running sign near the pool can stop people from slipping or from someone being accidently pushed into the water.
A beware of the step, or a low ceiling, warning sign could also prevent accidents. These are especially important for visitors. If you rent out rooms in your home using a service like Airbnb, it makes sense to flag up potential hazards to your guests. Doing so, could save you from needing to deal with an accident and potentially having to make a claim on your insurance.