Lazy Household Behaviors We All Need To Quit

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Let’s face it: we’re all lazy at times.

Can you blame us? Life is tough! Life is busy, hectic, always running around from one appointment to the next, barely having the time to catch our breath. As a result, most of us will admit to having areas of home care and maintenance where we… are less than diligent, let’s say. Things we do, behaviors we engage in, because we can’t quite be bothered to do more.

This, of course, is completely normal. One of the major benefits of having your own home is that you treat it as you please, meaning that if you’re not in the mood to do something, then you don’t have to do it.

Of course… there are a few bad habits that we could all do with stopping. No judgement, of course; the habits we’re going to discuss are common, everyone does them, and there’s nothing wrong with needing to be a little lazy at certain points in life. However, if you’re guilty of any of these habits, you might want to think about quitting them– as they might have unforeseen consequences…

Quit It: Flushing The Unflushable

When it comes to items that it’s safe to flush into a toilet, the list is pretty short: toilet paper, and… no, it’s pretty much just toilet paper. Compare that to the long lists of items you should never flush down the toilet.

If we’re honest, most of us will scan down that list of “unflushables” and see a number of items we have flushed in the past. This is usually due to laziness; not wanting to seek out an appropriate trash can, or just throwing an item into the toilet without even thinking.

The reason you should try to snap out of this habit is simple; it could cost you a fortune in the future. If you flush too many of these should-not-be-flushed items too often, then you could find yourself having to grapple with damage to your waste system, requiring sewer pipe repair with no-dig pipe lining from Zurn Plumbing. How many is too many? You won’t know until it happens, it could be just one, and this is a huge price to have to pay for no other reason than laziness. Only flush toilet paper from now on!

Quit It: Packing The Kitchen Trash Rather Than Emptying It

Many people complain about the people they live with never emptying the kitchen trash. You may even be one of these people, irritated by the way your family always leave emptying the trash up to you. Or you may commit this sin yourself; preferring to jam trash into an already-overflowing receptacle because you can’t quite summon up the energy to change it at that point in time.

If this is a sin you’re guilty of, then it’s definitely one you’re going to want to stop. By the time a trash can is overflowing, it’s full of food remnants– and they’re not getting any fresher. To keep your kitchen smelling fragrant, change the trash whenever the bag is full.

Quit It: Practicing “Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind”

If you stow something behind a sofa or under a rug, you’re not really improving the room– you’re just making further work for yourself in future. “Out of sight, out of mind” is really just a way of guaranteeing more work to be done at a later date– so this is a habit you absolutely should quit ASAP!


So, do you think you’re going to quit these lazy household behaviors once and for all?

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