Healthy Home Routines
It has become vital for us to maintain healthy routines at home. From keeping your home germ free to having a tidy-ing up schedule, these healthy routines can make your life a whole lot easier. Following easy and healthy home routines is exactly what 2021 calls for!
New COVID Routine
It’s a good idea to start a new sanitizing routine for when you or family members get home. As soon as you get home, remove your shoes at the door and outer clothing close to a laundry bin so that it can go straight to the wash. After that, it is a good idea to wash hands or even jump in the shower.
Take care when carrying in your grocery and shopping bags too. It is advised to remove as much packaging as you can. Wash your hands after handling anything from the shops that other people may also have touched. Making a cleaning schedule is also a good idea and keeps the family aware of constant sanitizing procedures.
Shrink your Carbon Footprint
Creating a home environment focussed on sustainability is a wonderful idea – not only to reduce your carbon footprint but to make dustbin day a bit more dignified. If you do not have a recycling bin in your neighbourhood, make it easier for street recyclers by already putting your paper, glass and plastic in separate bags.
It is also a good idea to consider solar power for your home. Start by looking at how much energy you consume monthly and decide how much a start-up solar package may set you back. Starting a savings fund for your solar panels is also an excellent start to making your home more sustainable in the future.
Quick Maintenace Jobs
Remove sediment and prolong your geyser or water heater’s life by flushing it. Getting rid of mineral deposits that accumulate there will help your geyser run more efficiently. This also saves you money in the long run.
Next, you can move on to your aircon. Every air conditioner has a filter that should be cleaned out every two weeks, especially if it is running at an all-time high. You can clean the filter of dust by washing it with warm water or using a vacuum cleaner. If your air conditioner is newer, it may have a self-cleaning function.
Summer also brings a whole lot of insects that can cause some damage along the way. From flies and rain spiders to wasps and snails – they all make their way into your home and garden over the summer. Look for natural insect repellent or plant herbs and citrus trees to naturally repel insects.
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