Secure Your Cabinets For An Earthquake
||NO DISHES OR DRINKS FOR THAT IMPROMPTU POST-EARTHQUAKE DINNER PARTY, BROKEN GLASS AND POTTERY ALL OVER THE FLOOR, INJURY
||CHILD SAFETY LOCKS AND GRIP SHELF MATS
|COST TO FIX
||$25.00 (Buy Locks) (Buy Mats)
Child-proof locks aren’t just for children! Save yourself the hassle of dodging flying crystal goblets by securing your kitchen cabinets full of glasses and plates with a cabinet latch that will stay closed in the next quake.
It’s a no-brainer: put in a safety lock and a grip shelf mat or get brained with your heavy stoneware plates.
- kid-safe cabinet latches
- tape measure or ruler
- grip shelf mat
- drill or screwdriver
- if you’re shorter than your cabinets, a footstool
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING GRIP SHELF MATS:
- Measure shelf with a tape measure or ruler.
- Cut a piece of grip shelf mat with scissors to that dimension.
- Remove all items on shelf.
- Clean shelf.
- Put grip shelf mat down on shelf.
- Put your stuff back on it.
INSTRUCTIONS TO SECURE YOUR CABINETS FOR AN EARTHQUAKE:
- Check your cabinet doors to see what kind of cabinet latches you need.
- If you have knobs on cabinet doors, you can get over-the-knob latches, however if you have pull handles, or handle-less doors, you’ll need mounted latches.
- Using a screw driver or a drill, attach one piece of the mounted latch on the inside of the cabinet at the height you normally open the door from, or at the height of the handle.
- Attach the opposite latch to the inside of the door at the same height, so the pieces connect correctly.
- Teach your roommates when they’re sober how to operate the latches. Or not. Maybe you put the latches on the liquor cabinet.