We just replaced our carbon monoxide detectors, so I thought I'd do a little PSA on here. :) Carbon monoxide detectors usually last around 7-10 years. After that, they lose their effectiveness. Ours were around that age, so we replaced them. You should have one on every level of your home (including the basement) and in (or close to) each bedroom. Oh, and don't forget to replace your smoke detectors too. They usually last about 8-10 years, but remember to replace the batteries yearly. Also, don't forget to test your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors regularly to make sure they're working properly.
Here are the Plug In Carbon Monoxide Detectors we got...
Click HERE to see similar ones at Target.
What I like about this particular one is that it plugs in, but has a battery backup if you lose power. It has a digital display that tells you the life of the battery, so you know when it's time to replace the battery. It also has a display that shows the life of the unit itself, so you know when to replace the entire thing. I went ahead and used a permanent marker and wrote the date and year these were installed, right on the side of the detector, just so I'd remember.
If it detects carbon monoxide, the alarm will sound and it will have a digital display, telling you what the levels are.
Click HERE to read Carbon Monoxide Poisoning FAQs.
Here is the one in my bedroom:
So, on to laundry. I bought some new clothes recently and was a little confused when I read the tag. It had all kinds of symbols I didn't recognize. I googled it and turns out, there are a ton of laundry symbols I didn't recognize. So I put them together for you right here. Just what you always wanted to know, right? :)
I mean...did you have any idea the more dots there were, the hotter the water? I sure didn't.
Again, I never knew about these bleach symbols.
I mean..."Dry in shade???" Not sure when that will ever apply, but it's good to know there's a symbol for it. Lol!
Goodness. That's a lot of symbols! Ha! Who knew?!
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