The 7 Worst Habits Homeowners Need to Break Now

A date with a glass of wine and your favorite curry dish while watching the latest season of “Orange Is the New Black” may seem like the perfect way to spend your evening — until you hear something alive in that leaning tower of plates you’ve been ignoring all week.

Why, oh why, do you keep procrastinating dish cleanup night after night?!

Don’t beat yourself up too much. Bad habits are just way easier to maintain than good ones. They’re “the opposite of what makes you happy. They’re what make you miserable,” says M.J. Ryan, author of “Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals.” Especially when they cost you money.

Guilty of buying cheap stuff? Pack-ratting? Here’s how to change your ways.

  1. Showering without precautions
  2. Keeping the sun outdishwasher
  3. Running your dishwasher

Read about 7 bad habits to break now for a happier you and a fatter bank account!

Article written by: Jamie Wiebe of Houselogic
Jamie is a writer and editor with a focus on home improvement and design. Previously, she worked as a web editor for “House Beautiful,” “ELLE Decor,” and “Veranda.”