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#1 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

wacko.gif  I am at my wits end, our 17 yr old has own room and 12 yr old and 20 yr old share, the little ones think their rooms are goldmines.  They love discovering 'treasures' from the rooms, jewellery, bags, lipstick, highheels etc, etc  
The older ones of course get very cranky when they return home to find their stuff has been tampered with and I don't particularly want the little ones going through it either.
Just yesterday I found them painting each others toenails with dd's nail polish.  
I am contemplating a lock on the outside of the doors, up high so they can't open it, would that be too weird?  Dh thinks someone will think we are locking chldren in their rooms laugh.gif
I thought about the same type of stick on lock as we have on the dishwasher and fridge but they could probably push on the door hard enough to just pull the whole sticky part off.  (we're talking about a trio of terrors here!)
We've put everything up as high as possible but they are experts at climbing and using other stuff to reach their prize.
Any ideas?  We have of course talked to them about respecting others things, there are consequences if the are found in there going through stuff, they are supervised as much as is humanly possible but ther are still odd times when none of this works.
How do you deal with it, if you have little ones and older ones?
TIA

Edited by lifehacker, 03 February 2013 - 12:57 PM.


#2 melaine

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Of course ideally you should teach them not to do it... but yeah, that hasn't worked in my bathroom with my 3 year old so I'd suggest the door locks!



#3 ~Sorceress~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

I went with the stick-on locks on the bedroom wardrobes biggrin.gif .

#4 -Moxie-

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Can you change the door handles to key lockable ones? I did this on my sewing room and the toy room.

The older kids would need to remember to lock them and you would also have a key. They could be left open at night.

#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (-Moxie- @ 03/02/2013, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you change the door handles to key lockable ones? I did this on my sewing room and the toy room.

The older kids would need to remember to lock them and you would also have a key. They could be left open at night.


hmm didn't think of that, they are really old doors though, like 120 yrs old so might not be an option.
Will have to speak to dh.

I think I will try the stick on locks for now, maybe it will give me a few more mins  to discover them trying to get in laugh.gif  

thanks!

#6 FeralZombieMum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

We replaced the bedroom door handle with a lockable one - we ended up using an external door handle that requires a key to unlock - as the existing hole only allowed for this type.

#7 SDEE

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

we have the handle covers that need to be squeezed  certain way to turn (only for round door knobs) it a kind of child safe product you get at the hardware store


#8 laridae

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I had a lock on my room as a teenager for that very reason!

A little latch that is like a hook & loop does the job if they only want it locked when they aren't in it (just put it up high) - or replace the door knobs with lockable ones if the need it locked while in their rooms.

#9 Alpha_Chook

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

You need these. We have them on all doors we want restricted access. The are adjustable to fit any door, no drilling is required and are easy to fit and remove. Just put them up high so they can't be reached by little hands. Eamon is a stubborn child and hasn't managed to break through these yet, though he has tried. I got mine from Big W

#10 Bluenomi

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

My sisters are 10, 12 and 18 years younger than me. The only thing that kept them out of my stuff was moving out! Door locking didn't work even then they were at the very top of the door. They quickly worked out how to get any of them open

#11 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (Alpha_Chook @ 04/02/2013, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need these. We have them on all doors we want restricted access. The are adjustable to fit any door, no drilling is required and are easy to fit and remove. Just put them up high so they can't be reached by little hands. Eamon is a stubborn child and hasn't managed to break through these yet, though he has tried. I got mine from Big W



Thankyou biggrin.gif !!! they are perfect, will have a look at Big W tomorrow. original.gif

Bluenomi - that could very well be the case, master 6 scales the doorframes like spiderman!! hopefully it may just deter them a little (especially the younger ones) and  give me a few extra minutes to realise what they are doing before they get their grubby mitts on stuff.

#12 *maddierose*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

My two youngest love their sisters rooms.

We just put a new door knob on dd1's room with a key lock. It is locked when she is not home, she has one key and dh and i have the other hidden.






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