Household appliances that will help you conquer your new year's resolutions


As one ends, the next year brings with it a fresh start to achieve new goals for your life. If you make New Year’s resolutions, you will already have your list and if you’re like the rest of the world, your top priorities would be to be healthier and spend less money.

Writing down resolutions is the easy step in the process. Actually accomplishing them, on the other hand, takes a little more energy and determination. Often it takes a lifestyle transformation to make a sustainable plan that works even when the stresses of life inevitably come knocking.

It’s not only about getting your mindset focused, but also about creating an environment at home that supports your efforts to make a change. Reviewing your space and kitting it out with the necessary equipment can go a long way in helping you realise your ambitions.

Get you cracking on your New Year’s resolutions with these helpful tips.

Resolution 1 – Say hello to more H20

The benefits of drinking water are numerous. Drinking enough water ensures your body remains hydrated and operating as it should. It’s for good reason then that it is suggested you drink at least eight glasses of water a day, depending on your exercise levels.

You may want to consider getting a water filter as upping your water intake supports a healthy lifestyle. Better yet, invest in a refrigerator with a built-in water filter as this makes ultimate convenience and economic sense.

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, particularly in the summer months, so fill up a water bottle to take with you on the road.

Resolution 2 – Fill the piggy bank

Have you planned a holiday in the new year? Or are you perhaps saving towards your child’s tuition fund? Whatever the case, life can become expensive and putting away extra cash may be essential to achieving your goals. Implementing energy-saving decisions will help save your pocket in the long run.

Keep windows and doors closed in the room where you’re using the air conditioner or heater to maximise the intended temperature. Maintaining these appliances is also important to ensure they’re not wasting energy.

When buying a new fridge, check the energy usage label to make sure it runs at optimal energy efficiency. And if you have an old fridge, assess whether the door seal is tight enough or if it should be repaired by a technician. A fridge door that no longer seals properly allows cold air to escape causing your fridge to have to work harder.

Resolution 3 – Make more time for family

A new year often signals a time to refresh your living space. If spending more time with family and friends is on your list of resolutions, spruce up your lounge to create a more inviting area for quality time together.

Rearrange your furniture and bring summer into your house with splashes of colour in new throw cushions, rugs and lamps. Create a comfortable living room that is good for movie nights with the children or soirees with friends.

Take the fun outdoors by lighting up the gas braai and turning up the patio sound system. You can connect with your loved ones from the comfort of your own home.

Make it easier to conquer your goals and improve your life this year by following these handy life hacks.