How To Keep Your Home Safe

The transition from being a stay at home mom to a working mom has definitely been a whirlwind of emotions. Like I mentioned before, it is hard having to wake up early, actually wear decent clothes, and have to be ‘on’ all day long. The struggle is really real. One thing that I didn’t think of before my transition was our home. It was easy when I was home all of the time. I didn’t worry about burglars, fires, and the doors being unlocked. Now that I am not home, these thoughts are constantly running through my head.

I know that others have these thoughts, as well. My friend Alex, says that she always worries about if she left her hair straightener on, or if she closed the garage door. Sometimes, she even leaves work just to confirm that all is okay. There must be an easier way to protect your home, without worrying right?! I’ve come up with a short list of ways to keep your home save and secure in your absence. 

5 ways to keep your home safe. This post is sponsored. As usual, all opinions are my own. 

Get A Camera

Indoor and outdoor cameras help with peace of mind when it comes to being away from your home. There are many options on the market, so make sure you do your research before choosing. Some cameras let you know when there is motion detected, others are there just for your viewing. I recommend having at least one indoor camera, and one or two outdoor cameras. Preferably, one on the front and back of your house. The great thing about this is, you can check your cameras to make sure you closed your doors and don’t have any unwanted guests.

Get A Smart Doorbell

The benefits to having a smart doorbell are the same as having an outdoor camera, with the added benefit of knowing when someone rings your doorbell. Other perks of having a smart doorbell are knowing when packages are delivered, knowing when your kids get home from school, and being able to see if the person waiting at the door is a solicitor, or a friend.

Get A Security System

A security system is just an added layer of security, in my opinion. If someone breaks your window, you will be notified. If someone enters your property, you will be notified.  A security system is definitely a luxury item to have installed in your home, but it is a great way to have extra peace of mind. This is especially important to me, in order to make sure that my home and my family are safe and sound.

Install Window Films

Did you know that window films (window tinting) helps with safety and security? Installing window films also adds other benefits such as energy conservation and enhancement of privacy. According to UHS Window Tinting and Blinds , window films let in the natural light you love while rejecting heat and UV rays. Yay for lower utility bills!  Having tinted windows helps with security making it harder to see through/break through the glass. If you are in the Georgia area, feel free to contact UHS Window Tinting and Blinds for a free estimate.  Family-owned and operated, they are the premier residential and commercial window tinting and window treatments company in Metro Atlanta.

Don’t Worry So Much

Stuff happens! I’ve learned the hard way that I can’t control EVERYTHING. Sometimes, you just have to inhale, exhale, and let whatever happens happen. Do you have any other tips that will help you stress less when you are away from the home? If so I’d love hear your ideas!



Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. Tara
    August 24, 2018 / 11:28 am

    We love our Ring doorbell. I feel so much more comfortable being able to see who is at my door before answering. Truth be told, I NEVER answer my door. HA!

    • Chantal
      August 24, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Lol I never answer my door either. Especially if you don’t announce yourself before coming over.

  2. Lexi
    August 23, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    Ahhhh I’ll be making this transition soon as well and feel so nervous about it! I already turn around to double check the stove when I’m half way to the grocery store lol My grandparents have the smart doorbell and love it!

    • Chantal
      August 24, 2018 / 11:42 am

      I’ve been known to turn the car around to check the stove myself lol.

  3. August 23, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    I have thought about getting cameras. luckily we have an alarm system and a loud dog!

  4. August 22, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Life goes on, you can’t stay home forever to guard it! We have a home alarm system to feel a little secure in this scary world. Good luck on getting back out there!

    • Chantal
      August 24, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Thanks !