Common New Year’s resolutions include getting healthy, giving more to charity and giving up bad habits. But we have other ideas!
We know appliance breakdowns are minimised with a bit of regular maintenance, but all of us (yes even the eSpares team sometimes) are guilty of not quite looking after our appliances as well as we could. So here are the New Year’s resolutions we’ll be trying our best to stick to this year. Fancy joining us?
We resolve to…
Not leave washing in the machine after it’s done
That musty smell when clothes are left for too long is bacteria growing on them. Which we must admit kind of defeats the point of washing them.
Not boil the kettle, forget about it and have to boil it again
Show us a single person who’s completely innocent of doing this. But we need to stop! It’s a waste of energy and the all important English cuppa should never be delayed.
Not put eggs in the microwave to see what will happen.
A broken microwave is what could happen! (Just watch a YouTube video of it instead, much safer.)
Clean our cooker hood filters every once in a while
Yes it’s boring, yes it’s a chore and yes it’s a little gross. But we’ll be the ones laughing when our kitchens are cleaner and smoke-free.
Not cram an extra plate into the dishwasher when it’s already full
Hand washing one plate is easier than picking the shards of broken crockery out of your appliance. Yes, unfortunately we speak from experience…
Make sure old appliances that can’t be fixed are recycled not scrapped
This is one we really stand by. Scrapped appliances are just so toxic for the environment. Here’s why you should never scrap your appliance.
Not vacuum up large bits and bobs we know we really shouldn’t
Buttons, twigs, a stray piece of pasta… we know they shouldn’t really go through the vacuum, but with the nozzle in hand it’s just so much easier than bending down to pick them up. Time to suck it up and start giving the vacuum a helping hand.
Clear out those condiments from the back of the fridge
We’ve got to come to terms with the fact we’re never going to use them. Time to get rid.
Turn out our pockets before putting clothes in the washing machine
It’s amazing how just one tissue can wreak havoc, leaving fluff on the entire laundry load. Loose coins are also dangerous for washing machines; if they work their way into the internal workings they can cause blockages or damage.
Not tumble dry clothes unsuitable for hot temperatures
Let’s all resolve never to accidentally shrink our favourite garments again. And check the label. For the love of God check the label.
We’ve got our resolutions. Now all we have to do is stick to them and our appliances will all be in better shape in 2017. Woo hoo!
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Let us know in the comments below. Oh and one last thing – Happy New Year and best wishes from the eSpares team!