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Good Habits

January 2nd, 2020
  • Try not to keep pools / puddles of water in the yard or inside the home. They’re breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Before going to bed, put a pair socks in your sneakers. They might keep spiders and other bugs out of them.
  • It’s easy to put an item, such as a cup of coffee, a laptop, or a bag, temporally on the roof a car while getting in. However, it’s equally as easy to forget these items on the roof. Eventually, most people forget the item. The driver drives away, and the item(s) fall off the car. It’s a good habit to temporally place the item(s) on the ground.
  • Keep a daily journal.
  • Use recycled batteries. They save money, resources and trips to the store.
  • Don’t store batteries in a utility / junk draw that might have miscellaneous papers. If both the positive and negative sides touch something metal, such as a key chain, that might cause a spark and start a fire.
  • When using an extension cord, put the connections on top of something that is slightly off the ground. This way if water spills near the connection, there isn’t any chance of electrocution.
  • Measure twice, cut once.
  • As soon as the tread on a car’s tires starts getting low, purchase new tires. Tires with worn tread don’t stop well in the rain. Many people don’t realize their lack of traction and then get into an accident.
  • When saving a document to a computer, put the date at the end of the file name (filename-2019-12-07.xls). This creates a new file every time the document is saved and allows the user to see the changes they made to the document. Though, it’s very important to open the newest file each time the document is opened.
  • Let food cool off before starting to eat. Taking a bite out of a meal that’s to hot might cause a person chew faster and swallow faster, resulting in bites that are to large to swallow, causing a person to choke.
  • Check twice for motorcycles. Watch out for animals and pedestrians. When checking a cars blind spot, it’s important to keep a safe distance from any vehicle(s) a driver might be following, especially, in traffic situations and when entering a highway. If the vehicle in front stops quickly, while the drivers head is turned, there is a good chance of a fender bender.
  • Recycle and reuse anything that could possibly be recycled and reused.
  • Be wary of companies that have expensive video surveillance systems inside their business, but none in the parking lot. That might say the company could afford a surveillance system for the parking lot, but chose not to have the system installed. That also might say the company doesn’t prioritize their customers belongings and their employees safety, especially for those employees who work early and late hours.
  • It’s usually a good idea to remove a necklaces with a long thin medallion or pendant while playing sports. If the pendant part of the neckless jumbles around under a person’s shirt, enough to press the long end against their chest, and a ball hits the pendant, a serious injury could incur.
  • When leaving a house, apartment, condo, etc, it’s a good idea to lock the door from the outside with the key. If a person locks the door from the inside, via the nob, and closes it on their way out, they might forget the key. Then, they’ll get locked out.

Tips for Living a Greener Lifestyle

February 14th, 2011

Are you looking to live a more earth-friendly lifestyle? Going green can be a great way to help preserve our earth and its many resources. Taking small steps to reduce your footprint on earth can be the start of a green lifestyle. Take these tips into consideration when planning to live a green life.

• Save water. We rely on water for a number of things. Cutting back on water can help to make sure that our water lasts for many years to come. Taking shorter baths and showers is a great way to lower water usage. It is also a great idea to make sure that you don’t leave faucets running. Not only will these steps help to conserve water, but it will also help to lower the expense of your water bill.

• Eliminate excess electricity usage. While electricity is a resource that we use often throughout the day, sometimes we over-use electricity. One example of this is leaving lights on in rooms that we are not in. When you leave a room, make sure that you turn the lights off. It is also a good idea to make sure that you do not leave electronics such as computers, TVs, and stereos on when you are not using them. There is no reason to leave these items on when they are not in use. You can help conserve electricity as well as save on your electric bill by cutting usage.

• Only print when you need to. Most people print in excess both at home and the office. While sometimes it is important to print certain documents, cutting out unneeded printer can save on ink and paper. Paper is one of the most wasted resources. Consider cutting down on printing. Also reuse printed papers when possible. You can use the backs of paper for writing notes.

• Recycle everything that you can! If your town participates in recycling, take advantage of it! It only takes a few more minutes out of your day to sort recyclables. With recycling, new products are able to be made from old ones. This is a great way to reuse all of our resources!

• Consider different commute options. While we all have to get to school and work, there are different ways to do so. If you can walk or ride a bike, take advantage of this opportunity. You can save money and gas. You can also save on gas by taking public transportation.

The above tips are just a few ideas that can help get you started. With a little time and effort, you will be well on your way to living a greener lifestyle. Appreciate our earth and make sure that its resources last for a long time!