10 Household items to change regularly.

10 Household items to change regularly.

10 Household items to change regularly.

The majority of us keep household items such as furniture, kitchen utensils, linens, and other accessories for a very, very long time. However, some things should be changed regularly for our well-being.

1. Cushions

It is advisable to change the cushions every 2-3 years. Firstly because over time they can become a veritable nest for dust mites and secondly because they gradually lose their shape which can cause neck and back pain.

2. Multiple sockets

It is advisable to be careful with multiple sockets if they are used regularly. Their internal mechanism can fail at any time. Do not forget that fires are often caused by short circuits, therefore, it is better to carry out a rigorous revision of electrical equipment at least every two years. 

3. Bras

Regular wearing and washing cause bras to lose shape and elasticity, which is why it is best to change them every two years for better bust support.

4. Hairbrushes

A hairbrush should be washed at least once a week. If you use a brush daily, it is advisable to change it every year.

5. Disinfectant products

Disinfectants can be used for 3 months, after which time they lose effectiveness.

6. Insecticide spray 

Like disinfectants, spray insecticides (mosquito repellent, for example), become ineffective after a certain time. They never last more than two years.

7. Fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are empty after 25 years. Therefore, it is important to change the content every two years even if it has not been used. If the device is faulty, the extinguisher must be changed immediately.

8. Pacifiers

Whether latex or silicone, a pacifier has a lifespan of 2 months. It is advisable to change the pacifier as soon as the appearance changes or after a child has been sick.

9. Sponges

The sponge is the least clean item in the kitchen as bacteria and fungi proliferate on objects and in humid environments. It is therefore advisable to change the sponge every 2 weeks or to wash it with boiling water to eliminate all bacteria. 

10. Toothbrushes

As with sponges, toothbrushes are objects conducive to the proliferation of bacteria and fungi. Therefore, it is better to change them every 3 months, and also after being sick. 

Even if some items, objects, and accessories do not have an expiry date, it is necessary to know when it is best to change them. Our well-being is at stake. Now you know!

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