Face it, life can be sensationally busy and we either stop thinking about the plethora of tiny, but super essential chores we procrastinate about or the effects of not doing them start to catch up with us. Sometimes, however, there are those odd, ridiculously crucial tasks that you should be fitting in to your schedule, that come as a complete surprise. I realize it’s Friday and you would rather be thinking about exciting Saturday type adventures, but trust me, these four things are well worth your time.
Change your pillowcase at least twice a week. If you’re feeling super energetic, swapping them out three times a week is even better. Washing your face before you go to bed can only remove a portion of grime you collect during the day and that dirt combined with all your extra skin cells that slough off, collect in your pillowcase. Disgusting I know. Clean pillowcases encourage healthy skin, which in turn promotes a happier you. I change our pillowcases every other day.
Clean your hairbrush with shampoo once or twice a month. Your hairbrush catches everything that touches your head. All the skin cells, oil and products are in your hairbrush and they need to be cleaned. Simply take a comb and remove any excess hair and then bring your brush in the shower with you. After you have finished using it like a microphone to sing your favorite song, use your shampoo and clean the bristles with your fingers.
Rinse well and let air dry.
Wash your reusable grocery bags at least three times a month. Reusable grocery bags are fantastic because, well, hooray environment, but most consumers just stick raw meat in their bags and don’t think twice. Ewwww. Reusable bags need to be washed and often. Most bags are ridiculously inexpensive and even though the label says “DO NOT WASH”, ignore it. I wash all of our bags on gentle and warm with our environmentally friendly detergent and a little baking soda. I always hang them on the line to dry. I have not lost a bag yet.
Move your mattress every three months. Mr. MVP handles this while Blue and I stand in the corner and offer moral support. We are not allowed to help because I think we complicate things. Moving your mattress helps it last and a really good mattress is expensive, so taking care of it is worth the extra five minutes every three months.