3 Tips for a Healthier Home
Everyone wants to live in a healthy home. Indeed, health and happiness are generally people’s number one priorities in life. However, increasingly we are becoming more and more aware that products which have been part of the family home for generations, might actually be doing us more harm than good. It seems that every day there are new health scares surrounding what we surround ourselves with.
Yet, this is nothing to worry about; with a few simple and quick changes, you can make sure your home is a happy and healthy place for everyone to be in.
Increase the quality of your air
Even if you’re a smoke-free home — which many are these days — it’s likely the quality of your air could be healthier. It’s hard to know unless there’s a big problem to be aware of.It certainly does no harm to invest in some houseplants, especially species which have been found to remove toxins from your household’s air. These can be particularly beneficial in bedrooms, to create the healthiest sleeping conditions for you and your family.Additionally, if you live in a humid part of the world, a dehumidifier can increase your air quality and remove the risk of mold growing, which can be harmful to lungs, causing respiratory complaints.Every household should also feature a carbon monoxide alarm, just in case. It’s far better to be safe than sorry.
Get rid of unnecessary chemicals
Whilst chemicals can be helpful in the home, in many cases they can be avoided by replacing them with a more natural alternative. The products you use to clean your home (floors, kitchen work surfaces,and clothing) could be potentially dangerous. If you’ve got pets, you may wish to make a switch to natural cleaners, as chemicals on the floor can pose a risk to dogs and cats.
Looking to the bedroom, check the ingredients of the personal care products you use to clean and care for your face and body; you may be surprised to read what goes into some branded products. A Non-toxic Mattress is a good alternative to mattresses that use chemicals that can contribute to ill physical and mental health, as well as being detrimental to the environment.
Design a kitchen you want to cook in
We could all do with eating a little healthier; a welcoming space for meal preparation will encourage you to eat more home-cooked food, rather than relying on convenience products.
A few little changes can go a long way. If you aren’t inclined to cook, think of how you can make the kitchen a more enjoyable place to spend time in. Perhaps install a music system or television, so preparing a meal feels like less of a chore. Furthermore, you should try to keep your kitchen area clean and uncluttered; clean up after every meal and avoid spreading germs from raw meat over your surfaces.
Introduce some of these changes today, and you’ll have a healthier home in no time at all.