This incident made us think of our own brushes with harm due to small space storage situations. There was the time a seemed-sturdy-at-the-time media table toppled over when a heavy TV was placed on it (back when TV's were bigger than a thin flat-screen sliver). There was the near-miss with a bottle of cleaner falling to the face when we had (not smartly) stored our cleaning supplies on a top shelf in a closet once. And a few other times we've probably blocked from our memory.
Do you consider safety — or more specifically, how safe it'll be to remove — when storing potentially dangerous items? Have you ever been accidentally injured from a sharp or falling object because you lacked a ton of storage space in a small apartment or home? Ever been injured by something not dangerous at all?
More home safety ideas to consider:
Better Safe Than Sorry: Design Friendly Safety Devices
Healthy Homes Are Safe: An Emergency Preparedness Checklist
Do You Know What To Do in a Home Emergency?
Making Your Home Safe: Tempered Glass
Good Questions: Earthquake Proofing Shelves?
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