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8 Bad Home Habits You Need To Break Now

By Laura Anderson

1. Not Washing Your Sheets/Towels Often Enough

Think about these two things: “slipping your weary bones in between crisp, fresh bed linen” and “shedding dead skin cells”. Change your sheets once a week, or at the very least once a fortnight. Towels should be washed every three to four days.

2. Neglecting Your Filters

Not only is it slovenly but it’s actually dangerous not to clean the lint filter in your clothes dryer as lint build-up highly flammable. You should also take care to clean filters in your dishwasher and the filters in your water jug if you.

3. Not Hanging Up Your Clothes When You Take Them Off

You know when you get home from work and all you want to do is rip off them off and slip into your pjs? So you just strip and throw everything you were wearing on the floor, ironically referring to the pile as your “floordrobe”. Yes, it’s a drag to hang things up, but it’s not as bad as having to step over that giant pile of clothes.

4. Buying Exercise Equipment You Will Never Use

Especially anything bought on a late-night shopping channel.

5. Sleeping With Your Phone

Forget security blankets, most of us lull ourselves to sleep with the soothing sensation of FOMO as we scroll through our Instagram feed and reach for our phones first thing in the morning. But studies suggest sleeping with our phones next to the bed disrupts our sleep cycle.

6. Letting Dirt Build Up On The Things You Forget To Clean

Your bookshelf, under the bed, the barbecue, the tiles in the shower. There’re only so many things you can ignore before you’re going to need to roll up your sleeves and do the things you don’t want to do.

7. Keeping Things That Don’t “Spark Joy”

We should only keep the things in our home that give us joy, makes so much perfect, brutal, life-affirming sense.

8. Leave Half-drunk Cups Of Tea Around The Place

It is a truly bad habit.

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