To live a healthy life you don’t need to just take care of your body and your physical health, you need to take care of your outer environment as well. You spend most of your time in your home. From waking up in the morning to sleeping in the night you are surrounded by many things and the everyday things you use. So, have you considered if they have an expiry date or how often you need to change them? Just like our body, you need to remove the germs from things in the outer environment as well. For this, you need to know how often you need to change certain things. (Also read: Which food items you are storing in wrong places)
Common household items which need to be replaced on a regular basis
- Kitchen sponge
Many people have this bad habit of leaving their beds unmade in the morning and never changing the sheets. When you spend your whole night in a bed, it becomes the hub of your dead cells, body sweat etc. So, it is important to dust your bedsheet and change the sheets every week. (Also read: Why it is important to keep your bedroom clean)
It is a widely known fact that you should change your sheets every 3 months. Your toothbrush comes in direct contact with your mouth and if you don’t clean it well or change it then it can lead to germs’ deposition.
People don’t really pay attention to their kitchen sponge. As a result, it is not changed frequently. You must change the sponge every 2 weeks and you should keep it clean as well. Else it will turn into a breeding ground for germs. (Also read: What are the things at home that make you sick)
Your towels are the first thing to touch your body after you take a bath. So, their hygiene is very important. It is important to wash them as well as replace them yearly.
Your pillows are the base for your scalp sweat, dead skin cells and greasy hair. Thus, you must clean them up as well. Change your pillows after two years for your health.
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So, make sure you are keeping your surroundings clean. Also, keep the link to read this article in Hindi.