Monthly Archive: February 2016

How to Avoid Tree Felling Accidents

 

Trees are important to our environment. They require lots of water, fertilizer and they need to pruned and trimmed in order to avoid in any accidents. Sometimes people tend to get hurt when they stay too close to a tree during the felling or cutting down process. Here are some ways for you to fell a tree and not get injured in the process too:

STRUCK OR HIT

You can get hit when the tree clearing takes place. You can also get hit by flying objects which are whizzing around while the plant is being cut down too. You must always make sure that you wear a safety helmet in order to protect yourself from any damage as it can get extremely dangerous.

FALLING

You might end up tripping and falling down on the floor. You must always carefully place the ladder in a manner where it does not fall on you. You might then end up damaging or fracturing your leg too. Keep in mind to always wear the right shoes and tools for the job too.

ELECTROCUTE YOUR BODY

You might end up electrocuting yourself when the tree clearing in Auckland is taking place too. It might pose a big threat to you too. You must avoid touching the wires as if you do you can end up dying on the spot. Keep in mind that the tree can fall on to the wire set too or you might end up tripping on them.

FAULTY EQUIPMENT

Sometimes the equipment can result in injury too. The bucket or rope you use can trip and make the rope break into two. Sometimes you might end up injuring your spinal cord if the tree ends up falling on you. You can also lose an arm or leg in the process which will lead to amputation. Always check your equipment for any defects first too.

PLANTS WHICH ARE POISONOUS

Sometimes people forget that there can be plants which are poisonous like poison ivy and oak. These can go unnoticed during the felling process. You might end up getting an allergic reaction or even dermatitis. Make sure to always learn about any flora before you touch or work with them. This is an important step in protecting yourself from any injury too. Remember that there are several accidents which can take place when you try to chop a tree down you must be careful in order to avoid anything bad from happening. You might be left with a broken skull or leg in the process.

Top Tips For Decluttering Your Home

Have you got a hoarding tendency? Have you suddenly found that your shelves are cluttered, your desk is covered in envelopes, letters and flyers? Have the newspapers been piling up for years? It may be time to declutter your home! Getting rid of all unnecessary clutter will make you feel calm and collected, it will also make your home cozy and ore inviting and will transform it into a peaceful space that you and your family will find welcoming!

Start Small

Don’t try to declutter your whole house at once. You will soon feel overwhelmed and this could lead to your giving up half way. Select one room or even one shelf or cupboard to declutter each day. Getting a small space cleared out will give you a sense of accomplishment and will also allow you to see what a difference a small amount of decluttering can do to a space.

Sort in Piles

As you begin your process of decluttering, start creating piles. Say for instance you’re cleaning out the pantry cupboards. Stack all expired items separately, food items you should use up soon should form a separate pile and anything you might be able to gift or donate should form another pile. This will make putting away items easier and will help you sort out what items you actually need.

Get Rid of Clutter Responsibly

Similarly with items you decide to get rid of keep separate stacks of what might be recycle-able! You can then take old tins and soda cans to the can recyclers.

You should also ask your local can recyclers if they will take expired cans of food and drinks that you might have. If you have clothing items that are in good condition don’t just throw them away, consider donating them to a shelter where someone else might be able to make use of them. Old books and magazines could be donated to a school or library.

Organise What You Decide to Keep

Decluttering isn’t just about getting rid of unnecessary items, it’s about keeping your home clutter free. Allocate a space for everything. Label kitchen drawers as being for spices, cutlery and kitchen towels. Label jars with the correct spice, and allocate cupboards and shelves for specific items. File all important papers and label the files so you know what goes where. Keep a box for mail you need to go through and consider putting up a magnet board or cork board on which to stick up important memos.
Create a system of organising you’re home and stick with it. Regularly clear out small spaces to keep your home clutter free!