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What's Under YOUR Kitchen Sink?

What's Under Your Kitchen Sink?
What's Under Your Kitchen Sink?
At our house that’s where we keep all of our cleaning products and other household chemicals. Why? Because that’s the way we’ve always done it, and our parents before us, and their parents before them. Being a residential real estate broker, I see a lot of homes and that’s what’s under most people’s sinks.
When our kids and grandkids were small, we kept a child-save cupboard lock on the door (that was a pain every time we needed something from there) because we didn’t want the kids to get into anything harmful. We kept their plastic drinking cups and “little kid” table utensils in the pantry closet where there was room on the top shelf.
At a recent home inspection, the home inspector, Gary Rousseau of “Closer Look Home Inspections,” made what I thought was an idea worth considering. Take all the chemicals and cleaning products out from under the sink and keep them on the top shelf (where the kids can’t reach them), paint the area under the sink a nice bright color and decorate it with “kid theme” stickers and keep all their little drinking cups, “Winnie the Pooh” plastic plates, etc where the kids can have access to them. Now they will be able to get their own drink of water, help set the table with THEIR stuff and learn to be responsible for their own things.
Something worth thinking about.

Art Hillman is a third generation resident of the town of North Attleboro.  He has been a REALTOR® since 1986 and a top listing and selling agent for many years in Massachusetts serving the Greater Attleboro Area.

For more tips and advice on home ownership, visit The Art of Home Ownership.

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