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Secure tall and heavy furniture

Tall and heavy furniture like bookshelves, drawers, TVs and whiteware can cause damage and injury if they fall during an earthquake.

Fastening furniture and items to walls and adding latches to cupboard doors to stop them from flying open will help reduce the risk of damage and make your rental safer. Remember to advise your landlord or property manager of the steps you are undertaking and whether you will need to remove the fastenings and repair the walls at the end of your tenancy.

Remember to secure valuables with Blu Tack or quake wax and non-slip mats too.

Find out more about securing tall or heavy furniture.