Ways To Improve Home Environment
Home is one place where you spend most of your time. Therefore, it’s important for you to keep your home clean and safe. Now, the question arises, Are our homes unhealthy to live in? Well, yes, it is because the indoor environment is as polluted as the outer environment.
Dust, chemicals, and other toxic elements accumulate in the atmosphere of your home, thus making it an unhealthy place to breathe and survive. When it’s about physical and mental health, not only the diet or lifestyle patterns are essential to improve, but your home environment as well.
A home is a place where you retreat after a tiring day and wake up to a beautiful morning, plus spending a few more hours; thus it has to provide you with an atmosphere conducive to good health. And, if you have children at home, it is more necessary than ever.
So, here we have listed a few ways to improve the home environment and to make the place healthier.
- Open the Windows: As soon as you wake up in the morning, open all the windows of your house. It is important because it will allow the flow of fresh air into the home, resulting in fewer toxins. Fresh air also dilutes the toxins, carbon dioxide, or chemicals present in the air inside the house. Dilution leads to less concentration of pollutants. This will cost you just 2 minutes, and those 2 minutes could change your and your dear one’s life for better.
- Do not Bring Your Shoes Inside: Most people are big proponents of wearing shoes inside the home. It’s a big “NO” because this is one way to introduce toxins inside your home. Wearing outside shoes inside the home means you are dirting the home with outside dirt and making it a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Even if you scrubbed the floor right away, there is a possibility germs haven’t been scrubbed off. Make it a habit to remove shoes outside and come in.
- Nurture House Plants: Indoor plants will not only add a touch of natural beauty but will also keep your home fresh and clean. Get air-purifying plants such as Peace Lily, Rubber plant, Boston fern, Aloe Vera, Snake plant, etc. that are known to cleanse the environment from benzene, xylene, carbon monoxide, and other harmful substances.
- Use Air-Humidifiers: Air-pollution is making your home an unhealthy and unpleasant place to live in. Freshen the air with air-humidifiers. You can get an essential oil diffuser that will create a calm and pleasant aura in your home. Orange oil promotes positive mood; lavender oil increases relaxation, etc. The vapours from the diffusers also create a humid environment essential, thus making the home more breathable. Humidity is also important for keeping at bay respiratory problems and other health issues, like dry skin.
- Get Rid Of Dust Regularly: Dust in your home is often a layer of chemicals and pesticides. Therefore, dusting is important. Regular cleaning and dusting is the best way to ensure your home is germ-free. Using a damp cloth; you can clean the dust accumulated in and around your home. Several detergents and cleaning products are available to help you. Just make sure they are herbal because the chemical ones will be of no good to you.
- Run a fan in the kitchen: If you have an exhaust fan in your kitchen, you are blessed! Your lot of kitchen habits and activities, like boiling water, washing dishes by hand, cooking food, brewing coffee, etc. etc. add moisture to the kitchen air making it an ideal environment for dust mites to produce and grow. By using a vented fan, cooking with lids, and cleaning surfaces instead of air-drying them, you can prevent dust mites and other germs.
- Wash Towels with Baking Soda: You must have noticed that towels become less soft after a few uses. It is because the fibres of the towel get coated with detergent and other washing products, especially if it is not organic. Washing with baking soda will serve two purposes, it will neutralize the chemicals and will keep it soft.
Incorporate all these ways into your daily routine to improve your home environment. Keep your home fresh, clean, and healthy!