5 Household Items That Are Worth Upgrading

There comes a time in every adult’s life when they need to invest in buying and upgrading household items and furniture. With today’s technology and the way it changes and develops over time, people upgrade household items more often than a few decades ago. Most appliances in your home have their lifespan and they go through normal wear or tear and as a result, you need to replace them or repair them if possible. This situation is more common to happen with items and appliances which you use daily. There’s no rule when it comes to the lifespan for appliances, but most of them will last approximately 10 – 15 years. When you upgrade your household items it’s always a good idea to consider your budget and the functionality and quality of an item you’re planning to buy.

Dishwasher

A kitchen is a place of the home where people spend most of their times, whether they’re preparing meals for them and their family or having a conversation with their friends over a glass of wine. Kitchen is the heart of the house and because you spend most of your time at this place, you’re more likely to start upgrading items at the kitchen.

You may enjoy cooking and preparing meals but not so fun part of that is cleaning the dishes. Dishwashers are of great use because they can save you some time and reduce your water usage. If you notice that your dishes are not sparkly after putting them in the dishwasher, the water temperature won’t get hot or the dishwasher makes some noise – you might want to consider upgrading your dishwasher. But, before you decide to buy a modern model, you should check if you can just repair it instead of buying a new one. Depending on the issue and the brand of a dishwasher you use, whether it’s, for example, Phillips or Westinghouse, ask around how you can save yourself time and money to fix it. If you happen to have a Westinghouse dishwasher see for yourself which Westinghouse spare parts you need to replace so that your dishwasher becomes functional again without buying a new one.

Air Conditioners

Using air conditioners is a great investment during hot summer days. The good news is that these types of items last longer because you use them only for a short period a year. But, when you need to buy a new one it can be expensive. That’s why it’s good to take care of your air conditioner by cleaning it and maintaining it. Replacing filters, managing ducts and cleaning coils will help you with decreasing your bill. Keep in mind that maintenance will help if you have an older air conditioner, but it won’t be as functional as a new one. New ones will keep the energy usage numbers lower as older types of an air conditioner.

Refrigerator

The average lifespan of a refrigerator is between 13 and 15 years, which means once you buy a refrigerator you won’t have to worry about getting a new one for some time. This item is the most important item of your home and it’s an absolute necessity. Depending on how many people live in your home and how much space you need for food, you can choose the size of the refrigerator or even colour that will spice up your kitchen. If your refrigerator is showing signs of slowing down (eg. it’s hot to the touch, makes excessive noise) you might need to repair it or replace it. Once you notice some of the issues you have two options: to pay someone to repair the damage or get a new refrigerator.

Mattress

Who doesn’t like sleeping, right? Humans spend about one-third of their lives sleeping, which is no surprise because rest is essential for your well-being. Having a quality mattress is important if you want to have a decent sleep and want to avoid having back pain. If you’ve been sleeping on the same mattress for years and years it’s probably time for you to get a new one. After all, you probably made body impressions on your mattress after sleeping on it for so long. If that’s the case with only one side of your mattress and your memory foam mattress is sagging you can fix this by flipping it to another side. If this doesn’t help and your mattress is used out from all sides, maybe it’s time to consider buying a new one. Investing in a quality mattress is important because this way you’ll avoid pain or stiffness of your back.

Vacuum Cleaner

The difference between a cheap vacuum cleaner and a good one is when you use a good one you don’t have to change and empty a bag every now and then, or unplug and move to a closer socket to plug in because your cord is not long enough. Nowadays, with advanced technology, you can get a cordless vacuum cleaner which won’t make you troubles moving around the room and finding a new socket to plug into. Having a quality vacuum cleaner is important not only because of its functionality but also because it might make you want to clean your home more often than you used to.

Summary

Upgrading household items is quite stressful for most people. The reason for that is because that usually happens when they least expect it and when they don’t plan for that. Whichever issue you have with your household items remember to check first if they can be replaced rather than buying new ones immediately.

 

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