Improving the health of the home begins with a few simple and affordable steps. Here are our top tips:
The easiest ‘step’ in reducing the toxins and chemicals entering your home is to remove your shoes at the front door and leave nasties – such as pesticides and germs – outside. Place a shoe rack at the front door for easy storage.
The way in which we clean our home is a major factor in creating a healthy home. ‘Wet dusting’ with a damp cloth removes the dust in your home rather than just circulating it back into the air. Avoid sweeping floors – use a microfibre broom or mop that catches the dust or vacuum your hard surfaces. Invest in an air purifier with an HEPA filter to do the work for you.
Be mindful of the chemicals that are brought into the home. Advertising would have us believe that we need chemicals to disinfect our homes, and this is just not true. Take stock today, open your cupboards and swap nasty toxins for healthier alternatives. And buy an indoor plant that improves your indoor air quality, such as mother-in-law’s tongue, peace lily or Boston fern.
Mould is a problem in many homes and can cause serious health issues. Mould will thrive where there’s moisture, so eliminate any leaks and dry the wet areas daily. Ventilate your home by opening windows or using extraction fans to remove excess moisture.
To ensure a great night’s sleep and enable the body to rest and repair, switch off all devices at least an hour before bed. Blue light from devices can trick our brain into thinking it’s daytime, so disconnect after dark.