To stay healthy, you can exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, and take time out to relax so stress doesn’t get the better of you.
To ensure good health, you can also create a healthier home by improving the air quality, keeping your house clean, and using products that won’t harm you or your family.
To achieve all of these things, check out our tips below.
#1: Change your air filters
The best way to keep dust and allergens out of your home is to change your air filter whenever it needs replacing. You’ll know when it’s time to change your air filter if you notice odd smells coming from your heating or cooling system or if you spot a lot of dirt and grime built-up inside your filter. An AC system that isn’t running efficiently is another sign that the air filter needs replacing.
For the health of yourself and your family members, change your air filter as soon as you can if you spot any telltale signs of trouble. Visit Air Sponge or another specialist filtration company offering the latest in air filter technology and invest in something that is suitable for your home and needs.
#2: Fill your home with air-purifying plants
Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to bring more greenery into your living space. Certain house plants actively remove toxins and filter the air by absorbing C02 and releasing oxygen. Not only that, of course. They can also reduce stress because of their pretty looks and calming fragrances.
For more information, take a look at this article on the best air-purifying plants and choose something that would look lovely in your home environment.
#3: Use natural cleaning products
Natural cleaning products are far safer for humans as they don’t pollute the air with nasty toxins and they shouldn’t cause skin irritation when touched. They are also safer for the environment so not only will you protect your household if you clean your home with a natural product but you will do your bit to save the planet too.
Natural cleaning products can be bought from most supermarkets but if you get stuck, take a look online and buy something from a company that promotes eco-living. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to purchase something new. You may have items in your pantry that can be used to clean your home so check out these natural cleaning recipes that incorporate ingredients you might own already.
#4: Declutter your home whenever it gets messy
If you’re somebody who has a lot of ‘stuff’ in your home, you might start to get stressed whenever your living spaces become cluttered and untidy. A tidier house leads to a tidier mind so if your cupboards are overflowing and your floor and shelf spaces are crammed with items that you may or may not need, now might be that time to declutter your home to make it more livable again.
Of course, if you do have a lot of stuff, the very thought of decluttering might be stressful for you. It can be a big job so knowing where to start can be difficult. So, the best thing to do might be to declutter one room a week so the task doesn’t completely overwhelm you.
When sorting through your stuff, ask yourself these important questions:
- Do I need it?
- Do I adore it?
- Is it worth trading my sanity to keep this in my house?
If there are items that you decide you don’t want to keep, recycle them or sell them on or offline if you think they are worth any money.
Check out our article on tackling clutter for more helpful tips.
#5: Stick to a cleaning schedule
Household chores are aptly named because many of us consider them a chore. But we shouldn’t neglect to do them, especially those that relate to the cleanliness of our homes, as dirt and bacteria will settle in otherwise and increase our chances of becoming unwell.
The best way to stay on top of your household chores is to stick to a schedule. And when we say ‘your household chores,’ we aren’t only referring to you of course. Anybody who contributes to the dirt and mess in your home should play their part in keeping your house clean on a regular basis.
Here’s a whole-house cleaning schedule that your household will hopefully be able to stick to.
#6: Prevent and treat mold
Mold produces allergens that can cause allergic reactions and breathing difficulties so you should take the appropriate steps to prevent it from growing in your home.
You can prevent mold by improving ventilation in rooms where there is likely to be a lot of moisture, such as the bathroom, and fixing any holes in the roof or walls where water is likely to leak through.
If there is a lot of mold in your home, you will likely need the services of a professional to get rid of it all. But if there are only a few small patches, you should be able to get rid of it yourself. Instead of using the chemical products that can be found at your local supermarket, try these natural ways to remove mold to protect your family and the environment.
#7: Use a water filter
If your tap water tastes unpleasant, it might be because it’s laced with chlorine, pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants that potentially make your water unsafe to drink.
To stop harmful chemicals from entering your body, it’s wise to use a water filter. You can choose to have one installed under your sink or you could take the simpler option by purchasing a water filtration dispenser. By taking this step, your water will taste better and you’ll have the peace of mind that you’re not consuming something that could one day may you sick.
These are just a few of the ways to create a healthier home so follow our tips to protect your health and the health of the people who live with you.