You Need A Water Softener, Here's Why

You Need A Water Softener, Here's Why

Water is a basic human need but most of us overlook its importance in our lives.
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Water is a basic human need but most of us overlook its importance in our lives. There is no doubt that we need water to stay alive as 70% of the human body comprises of it. Apart from diet and health, it plays a major role in our homes as well. The liquid medium is great at dissolving and suspending things. However, it doesn’t come with an instruction manual like other tools. This is why most people can’t find answers to queries like “why there are spots after dishwashing?” “what obstructs the plumbing system?” or “why my hair and skin feel so rough?” Well, if you only knew, the answer lies in the question.

What is the hard water?

When water is underground, passing through different drains, it absorbs soluble bits of whatever it passes through which results in making water contaminated (hard water). What usually makes the water hard is calcium, iron, and magnesium particles. The hard water creates numerous problems like blockage of plumbing pipes and hot water heaters which cost people millions of dollars annually. If you want to get rid of this problem of hard water, there are many great water softening systems which improve your health as well as homes. Following are the benefits of a good water softener.

1. Health

It improves your health and makes your skin and hair smoother and cleaner. It does not cause any harm to your body as it does not contain any soluble particles.

2. Money Saving

When you use soft water, you can save a lot of your money on laundry agents and soaps. The hard water and hard chemicals in detergents make a combination which results in poor cleaning ability. With soft water, you don’t need to buy harsh chemical detergents and cleaners.

3.Whiter and Softer Fabrics

Fabrics have been washed by both hard water and soft water. The results were – fabrics were foamy and rough when washed with hard water. On the other hand, when fabrics were rinsed with soft water, it needed little detergent and the end result was softer and whiter fabrics.

4. No Spots

When there is no use of hard water in your home, you don’t experience orange rings, water spots, and hard water deposits on different areas like sinks, bathtubs, showers, and toilets.

5. Dishwashing

When it comes to dishwashing, soft water does not cause water spots on glassware and silverware.

6. Time-Saving

You can save a lot of your time because you don’t have to remove hard water deposits from different areas of your house.

7. Plumbing System

Usage of soft water does not cause any blockage in your plumbing system hence it lasts much longer. The replacement of a plumbing system usually costs $2000-$4000.

People usually don’t realize the advantages of a water softener and keep facing numerous issues. When you buy a good water softener for your home improvement, you can get rid of so many problems and save money at the same time. In fact, if you are good with tools, you can install a water softener by your own.

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One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

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It is one of those nights when I am tired, but for some reason, I can't seem to fall asleep. So, what do I do? I pull out my laptop, and I begin to write. Who knows where it will lead. It could lead to a killer article or something that does not make sense. I mean it is almost 2 A.M. In my mind, that's pretty late.

Anyways, let's do this thing.

Like many people, thoughts seem to pile up in my head at this time. It could be anything from a time when I was younger to embarrassing stories to wondering why I am "wasting" my time somewhere to thoughts about the future. All of these things come at me like a wildfire. One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

The thought that is going through my mind as I write this is about the future. It's about the future of my fears. Let me explain. I have multiple fears. Some of my fears I can hide pretty well, others I am terrible at hiding. My fears may seem silly to some. While others might have the same fears. Shall we start?

1. My career

I don't know where to begin with this one. For as long as I can remember, my consistent dream job has been working in the world of sports, specifically hockey. A career in sports can be and is a challenging thing. The public eye is on you constantly. A poor trade choice? Fans are angry. Your team sucks? "Fans" are threatening to cheer for someone else if you can't get your sh*t together. You can be blamed for anything and everything. Whether you are the coach, general manager, owner, it does not matter. That's terrifying to me, but for some reason, I want to work for a team.

2. My family

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Failing with my family, whether that be the family I was born into or my future family, it terrifies me. I have watched families around me fall apart and I have seen how it has affected them. Relationships have fallen apart because of it. I have heard people talk about how much they hate one of their parents because of what happened. I don't want that.

3. Time

This could be a dumb fear. I'm not sure, but I fear time. With every minute that passes, I am just another minute closer to the end. With every day that passes that I am not accomplishing goals or dreams I have, I am losing precious time. It scares me to think of something horrible like "What if I die tomorrow because of something horrific?" or even worse, "What if I don't make it through today?" It's terrible, I know.

4. Forgetting precious memories

When I was younger, I had brain surgery. It is now much harder for me to remember things. I am truly terrified that I am going to forget things I will want to hold close to me forever, but I won't be able to. I am scared I'll forget about the little things that mean a lot. I'm afraid of forgetting about old memories that may disappear. I'm worried that I'll forget about something like my wedding day. That might seem out of this world, but it's a reality for me.

5. Saying "goodbye"

I hate saying bye. It is one of my least favorite things. Saying bye, especially to people I don't know when I'll see again, is a stab in the heart for me. I love my people so much. I love being around them. I love laughing with them. Thought of never having a hello with them again scares me beyond belief.

6. Leaving places that I love

Alright, let me start off by saying this- it takes a lot for me to love a place. It has to feel like home. It has to make me feel comfortable. It has to be a place I can go to and be myself. Thankfully, I have had and still have multiple places that are like that. I have also had places I could not wait to leave. I think that's why leaving places I love is so hard and something I fear so much. I am afraid I'll never get that place "back", for lack of a better term. I guess, I'm trying to say, it's like a piece of me is leaving as well.




These six things are just the start of my fears. Some of these might seem "dumb" or "ridiculous" to you, but for me, it's my life. These are the things that I think about the most. These are the things that feel like a pit in my stomach. These six things are parts of my life that mean a lot to me.

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Stop Apologizing For Who You Are And Be Unapologetically You

"Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person." -Gerard Way

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Role models are very important. Role models play a role in helping shape who you are, whether that be your parents, grandparents, church family, teachers, friends, or even celebrities. Many of your role models can be unapologetically themselves. Who wouldn't want a role model to be unapologetically themselves? You can have as many role models as you want, but the biggest role model you will ever have in your life is yourself. You can learn a lot from other people, but I guarantee you can learn more from yourself.

Whenever I have kids, I will teach them so many things, but the main thing I want them to learn is that it is okay to be yourself. It's okay to be yourself in a society that frowns upon uniqueness, creativity, equality, faithfulness, magnanimity, helpfulness, hard-workers, independence, love, optimism, self-confidence, and thoughtfulness. I was raised like this and I turned out okay, but I'm not perfect. You're not perfect. Our generation isn't perfect. The generation before us wasn't perfect. The generation after us won't be perfect. Society isn't perfect and they will never be perfect.

People in society think they are perfect and they practice perfection and grace, but really practice arrogance, belligerence, cruelty, cynicism, deceitfulness, dishonesty, foolishness, greed, impatience, jealousy, materialistic views, pessimism, thoughtlessness, unkindness, unreliability, untrustworthiness, and vagueness to the world.

This world is filled with bullies, but as Michelle Obama said, "When they go low, we go high."

Rise above the hate, rise above the pessimistic views, rise above and become the greatest that you can be. In the end, what matters is how you view yourself, not someone who you won't see in twenty years. Don't lose hope. Society will try and bring you down, but please remember to rise above it. Be unapologetically you.

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