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Garbage Disposals: 5 Benefits You Should Know About

Garbage Disposals: 5 Benefits You Should Know About

Every day we perform lots of tasks, and these daily tasks create waste as a by-product. You might create waste, for example, when you are opening frozen food packages, leftovers, or bottles of cooking oil. Even the fluffy cooked rice you make in your best small rice cooker can become a problem when it gets stuck to the bottom of the cooker.

Although waste is hard to completely eliminate, you can keep a clean home. The trick lies in making sure that you have a proper way of getting rid of any waste you create. While there are a variety of ways that you can get rid of waste without harming the environment, garbage disposals offer many advantages to those who install them. They can even become an important part of some people’s everyday lives.

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Check out some of the advantages that garbage disposals can offer:

1. Garbage disposals are an affordable option:

Garbage disposals are an excellent way of saving money. It’s no secret that waste can clog the drains and washbasins around the house. Waste disposal units help you save the extra money you would have otherwise spent on plumbers over time. This is especially true if you buy a good quality disposal. A nice disposal will help you unclog your drains without any professional help. Disposals also don’t consume large amounts of energy, which makes them all the more affordable.

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Before buying a garbage disposal for your home, be sure to read garbage disposal reviews to make an informed decision.

2. They get rid of bad odors:

Installing a disposal in your home can help you ensure that there are no bad odors in your kitchen. Because the disposal grinds waste material into very small pieces, the garbage does not have an opportunity to sit around and rot in your waste basket. The waste is instead flushed into the sewage system.

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Getting rid of this waste helps fight against any nasty odors that might be invading your home. Not only does it help keep odors at bay, but it also saves you a lot of time and energy because you do not have to take out the trash as often.

3. They’re easily cleanable:

It is easy to clean garbage disposals. Even if your disposal somehow gets clogged, you can easily fix the problem by simply cleaning its motor. Once the motor is clean, the disposal will work efficiently again.

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4. They’re a good option for the environment:

Using garbage disposals can be excellent for the environment. They are extremely helpful in keeping the environment clean. A lot of waste is composed mostly of our food scraps, and disposals help reroute this trash. This waste can also be turned into a source of renewable energy.

Garbage disposals also encourage people to avoid using plastic bags to dispose of food waste. Furthermore, disposals can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions since they do not require any transportation of our waste products. They also contribute to a decrease in the the overall production of methane gas. Because less trash ends up in landfills when people use disposals, less trash decomposes, which means that less methane is released into the atmosphere.

5. They’re an excellent choice for your health:

Garbage disposals are an excellent choice for your health. Burning garbage results in smoke that is harmful to both the environment and your health. This smoke has been linked to heart disease, emphysema, and many other diseases. It can also create more problems for sufferers of asthma. Garbage disposals can lessen the negative effects of atmospheric smoke, which makes them a great alternative to burning waste products.

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Last Updated on August 20, 2018

35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

35 Anniversary Ideas to Bring You Closer Together

Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, or something else. Whatever happened, the day came and went without fanfare. And neither of you seemed to notice or much care.

But for the health of any relationship, it’s important to make important days feel special. Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special  — one that will bring you closer together.

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The best way to create a memorable anniversary is to do something new and different together as a couple. Stretch yourselves a bit.

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While boredom can silently kill a relationship, new experiences reinforce the shared bond you already have and create strong new memories. Just think back to the most significant memories you have right now with your spouse and imagine what new ones you can create!

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While you enjoy your chosen anniversary activity, be sure to keep a positive attitude and make your partner happy too on that day. Leave all arguments and day to day detail behind. Just celebrate your relationship. Whether you’re going to spend the day together at home, getting away, or having a wild and crazy new experience together, you can have your best anniversary yet!

If You’re Staying In

  1. Spend an evening with no technology, just the two of you and maybe a board game. It’s hard to keep ourselves away from our computers and smartphones long enough to have a meaningful conversation. Make a rule not to use your tech and you’ll rekindle your relationship!
  2. Make wine or beer together. If you enjoy drinking together, this is a fun activity to try together. Just remember to buy the necessary equipment ahead of time.
  3. Learn something new about each other. With an open mind, try asking some of the New York Times’ 36 questions that lead to love. They’ll help spark intimacy and will lead to some really honest moments.
  4. Have a lazy day. Breakfasts in bed, spend all day in bed talking and napping. Follow breakfast with champagne and dessert! If you feel like getting more active, cook together or play some games. Here’re some simple breakfast ideas for you.
    • Learn to dance at home. This is best for those active couples who work out together and also enjoy learning something new together. Just go on Youtube to find any music with dance tutorials and learn together.
    • Visit model homes or open houses and plan your dream home.
    • Have a special dessert – champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Having an unusual treat makes a day feel extra special. If you want to make the dessert really special, try these tasty dessert recipes.
    • Create a playlist of your favorite songs as a couple. Choose songs that tell your story, and songs that you bonded over throughout your relationships. Here’re some love songs ideas for your inspirations.
      • Write your love story. Write it together or ave each of you write your own and then bring them together in an interesting, both sides of the story format.
      • Get a fondue pot. Fondue is a fun way to enjoy melted cheeses (for savory items) and melted chocolate (for sweeter treats).
      • Decorate! Turn your home into a dressed-up french cottage, a sophisticated restaurant, or simply with flowers. The different ambience will immediately change the feel of your home and make it feel like a staycation.
        • Talk about the future together. It might sound simple and everyday, but imagining how you want to spend your retirement together, or planning future trips can be exciting and romantic.

        If You Want to Get Away

        1. Take a day trip together to your favorite spot. If you live in a city, it can be incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
        2. Go on a scenic drive and stop at a wine and cheese bar. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have lots of options where you live, try a brewpub. There are tons of small craft breweries with fantastic food options too.
        3. Go camping. Relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic.
          • Take an overnight backpacking trip. For the more adventurous couples, backpacking is an even more intense way to challenge yourself physically while becoming one with nature.
          • Take a wine tasting tour. If you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast, take a drive to the nearest winery. Many offer relatively inexpensive tastings and deals if you purchase a certain amount.
          • Take a scenic train trip. Taking the train means less stress traveling: nobody has to drive, you don’t have to stop for breaks every few hours, and you can sleep if you need to!
          • Save up for a destination vacation. What better time than your anniversary to enjoy the beach at a beautiful resort?
          • Explore a new city. Whether you’re on a budget or have a lot saved up, you can have a great time just exploring an unfamiliar town.
          • Rent a cabin for a weekend away, in the woods or next to a lake or ocean. If you like the outdoors but can only take so much nature, try glamping.
            • Go on a retreat. Yoga retreats, meditation retreats, beautiful natural surroundings … they’re all the rage. Search for centeredness and calm with your partner.
            • Spend a day at a food festival. Many cities have fun and affordable food festivals, occasionally based on a theme. Check out your town’s (or a nearby city) calendar for inspiration!

            New & Exciting Experiences

            1. Go spelunking. Dark, damp, and utterly exciting!
            2. Go on a hot air balloon ride. Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal – and yet thrilling –
              experience.
              • Try sky diving. If you and you S.O. are real thrill-seekers, sky diving can really push you to the edge!
              • Explore the underwater world by snorkeling or scuba diving. This may take you far away from where you normally live and work, which is an added bonus.
              • Experience white water rafting.
              • Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world. America has tons of beautiful mountains where challenging hikes (or drives) can deliver breathtaking views.
              • Take a craft or cooking class. Up your craft skills or food  making skills, and enjoy something new!
                • Take a wine and painting class today. These classes are easily found these days and even a beginning painter can create a nice painting. Challenging but relaxing, fun, and you get to go home with some artwork!
                • Learn to salsa dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to actively get closer and coordinate physically with one another.
                  • Visit a nearby festival you’ve always wanted to go to. Have fun and let go with fellow audience-members!
                  • Spend the day at an amusement park together. Laugh and carry on like teenagers.
                  • Meet new people! At a restaurant, concert, or class, make it a point to meet new friends. Striking up conversation with someone you don’t know – but with whom you have shared interests – can be an adventurous and rewarding experience.

                  Whether your budget is big or small, and whether you have a little or a ton of time together, focus on each other. There are tons of options, in terms of location, level of physical activity, and cost. You can make the day special in a way that’s right for you!

                  Featured photo credit: Photo by Taylor L. Spurgeon on Unsplash via unsplash.com

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