Life passes by at such an alarming rate that it can be difficult to keep up with things that need doing around the house. In general, this isn’t really an issue, but in some circumstances, you could be doing yourself a disservice and making your day-to-day life more difficult than it needs to be.
Let’s take a look at what home items might need replacing for a healthier and happier life.
You can usually tell when a kitchen sponge needs to be thrown in the bin, and one of life’s little pleasures is getting out a fresh sponge to do the washing up. However, if you don’t have that itch to scratch, it is crucial that you throw out your sponges regularly as they can harbor harmful bacteria, which you will then be spreading over your clean knives and forks.
Water filters are a real game changer for those who live in areas with hard water and are sensitive to certain tastes, such as chlorine. This makes it pretty easy to know when to change the filter, as your water will start tasting a little on the unpalatable side again. However, if you are filtering the water just for purer H2o, it can be a little more difficult to determine when to swap it out unless it starts to grow mold. Replacing your filters regularly means you can continue to enjoy the purifying benefits.
Sleep is vital, and your mattress can make all the difference as to whether you have a good doze or not. If it has been a few years since you have upgraded your mattress or you are starting to wake up a little more achy than usual, investing in a new mattress or whole bed could be just the treat you need and deserve.
If you have a small bedroom, take a look at a small single bed 2ft 6 that is both comfortable and practical.
Vitamins can often be found at the back of a cupboard, completely forgotten about from that one time you went on a health kick. Make sure to check the dates if you are looking at taking them again, and not only that, get blood work done first. Your needs might be different than the last time you took them!
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are another one of those items you might not think to check the date on.
Realistically, they will probably be fine to consume after their expiration date, although they aren’t going to taste or smell as good as a fresh batch. Since they are inexpensive, it is worth replacing them with much tastier food!
Carbon Monoxide Detector
You don’t need to replace your carbon monoxide detector regularly; every seven years should suffice, but if this is your reminder that it’s been longer than that for you, make sure to get a new one.
These are all little things in the home that can have a big impact on your day-to-day life.