Sometimes, you get what you pay for, but sometimes you can get a lot of value with little cost. For a little more than the cost of one trip through the Drive-Thru, you can invest in any of these things below that are extremely valuable to you and your home... (and they'll provide much more lasting worth than that Big Mac!)
- A 16-ounce box of baking soda. Baking soda is the Jack-of-all-trades when it comes to home maintenance. It can be used as a cleaner, degreaser, and an air freshener. Consider purchasing it in bulk - you'll be able to accomplish tons of household tasks without needing extra supplies.
- Radon test kit. Radon is a gas that causes lung cancer and leads to more than 20,000 deaths each year. It's tasteless, odorless and can be a problem in all 50 states, so it's crucial to test your home. By purchasing and using a simple radon test kit, you are helping to protect yourself and your family members.
- Smoke detectors. About 62% of home-related fire deaths occur because the home did not have working smoke detectors. Make sure your home is protected by purchasing smoke detectors and testing them regularly.
Don't you agree that each of these is worth more than a trip to McDonalds? Skip the Drive-Thru once a week, and invest in these valuable household items ... you'll be glad you did!