7. Ditch Disposable Water
It’s never too late for a New Year’s resolution, right? Make your late entry a promise to wean yourself off of an addiction to disposable plastic water bottles. They create so much more waste than investing in a single, washable, reusable water bottle made of glass, for example. You can also invest in a water-filtering faucet add-on or pitcher so you can have the clean water you want without the waste.
8. Have Gas Lines Checked
It’s winter, so you’re certainly still relying on your furnace, oven and fireplace to get you through the coldest days with warmth and warm meals. At some point, you should have a professional come out and make sure everything’s running smoothly and efficiently. More importantly, though, they might uncover a leak that could leak toxins into the air and potentially prove to be very dangerous.
9. Deep-Clean Your Bedding
Some people sleep in winter, while others hibernate. No matter how much time you spend in bed — don’t worry, nobody’s judging — you should make a point to deep-clean your bed at the end of each season in order to get rid of dust mites, allergens and moisture that’s built up while you sleep. A blend of baking soda and essential oils can do the job without, you know, bringing more chemicals into the equation.