There is no shortage of hazards within any household, and unless we start covering ourselves with bubble wrap the risk of slipping will always exist. This is especially true in areas of your home like kitchens and bathrooms, where water is present, electricity runs to, and we spend a lot of our waking hours there.
Fortunately, we’ve compiled a few tips below that can help you reduce the risk of falling in your own kitchen, so there’s no need to worry when you’re cooking at home:
Nobody likes a messy kitchen. Ironically, nobody likes cleaning a kitchen either. It’s all too easy to sluff off the dishes that accrue in the sink or ignore the stains that match your tile flooring well enough to mostly blend in. The problem with clutter is that it gives kitchen hazards a place to hide, be it a camouflaged spill or teetering stacks of pots and pans. Cut down on the clutter, and you’ll cut down your risk of injury too.
Frozen foods and liquids are often rock-hard when compared to their nonfrozen food counterparts, so their subsequent impact on floors (and feet) only gets worse the higher they’re dropped from. Selling your current, perfectly operational freezer topped fridge for a bottom mounted version is premature, but keep this tip in mind the next time you’re in the market for one.
While Tupperware and disposable plastic containers have taken over most of the food storage market, glass is still a mainstay for dishware and drinking glasses. Evaluate your current kitchen utensils and ask yourself what glass parts you could easily exchange for plastic equivalents. Even replacing just a few mixing bowls or pieces of glassware reduces the chance of breaking glass in your kitchen, and worse yet, the residual shards of glass missed during the cleanup that is just waiting for a barefoot to pick them up later.
Meal Prepping has become a growing fad, especially in fitness and health circles. You can’t be injured in the kitchen if you’re not in the kitchen to begin with, so consider making larger portions all at once that you can easily reheat and serve for later meals. You’ll find this approach frees up extra time you’d otherwise spend cooking individual meals too, so it’s a win-win for both time and safety.
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