Obviously, everyone wants their home to be a wholesome, healthy, positive, and uplifting place. No one would say “yes” if you asked them if they wanted their living space to be filled with toxic gas emissions, dangerous mould spores, and allergenic pet dander.
Of course, it is often the case that our homes may not actually be that healthy for us, and that more people may be experiencing “Sick Building Syndrome” – a condition where people suffer chronic health troubles because of indoor pollutants – than you might imagine.
When your home is a toxin-laden, stressful, and unhealthy environment, you are simply not going to feel your best. This is especially the case for people who work from home, such as entrepreneurs for example.
So, here are a few tips for making your home a healthier place and avoiding these unpleasant issues.
- Install air filters and get some air purifying plants
People often neglect to pay attention to the air quality in their homes, simply because air is generally invisible, and – except in pretty extreme cases – typically doesn’t smell like much.
Unfortunately, things like mould spores and dust mites can absolutely saturate the air in your home, without there being much in the way of any visual, or smell-based warning signs.
One of the best things you can do in order to increase the overall healthiness of your home, therefore, is to look into air filters, specifically air filters that include a HEPA component. Why do we need an antibacterial air purifier? Well, because there are a lot of harmful bacteria that may be thriving in “plain view,” so to speak.
In addition to installing air filters in your home, consider getting some air purifying plants. The NASA Clean Air Study identified a significant number of common houseplants that apparently do a great job of purifying the air. Search it up for yourself, and invest in some of those plants.
- De-clutter the place for once and for all
Decluttering and minimalist movements have become really popular in the last few years, and in addition to the fact that having less “stuff” in your home may lead to a greater degree of peace and tranquillity, it may also lead to a healthier home environment.
The more belongings – and clutter specifically – you have in your home, the more places there are for dust, mould, et cetera to accumulate.
Not only that, though, but it’s also the case that it’s harder to tidy up and vacuum a cluttered home, and less easy to get motivated for the task, too.
- Adjust and control the lighting better
When you think of a “healthy home environment,” you likely don’t automatically consider the lighting in your home is a factor.
In fact, however, the lighting in your home has a major impact on your ability to regulate your circadian rhythms properly, and this in turn majorly impacts sleep quality, and overall health, in some astonishing ways.
Adjust and control the lighting in your home so that it’s bright in the morning, and dim in the evening and at night. And go for “red” rather than “blue” light at night, too.