Five Tips To Make Your Home Healthier

March 24, 2022

Your home is your sanctuary, and the last thing you want it to be doing is to make you ill. Sadly there are many allergens and contaminants around the home that can be harming your health. This post looks at ways you can start making your home a healthier place to live.

Air Purifier

One of the first things to do is make sure you have an air purifier in your home. Air purifiers use a filter to clean the air in your home. They remove particles, dust, pet dander, pollen, and bacteria from the air that can cause allergies and respiratory issues. For example, a HEPA filter will remove 99.97% of airborne particles of 0.3 microns or larger. There are many types of filters available on the market today, so it is worth doing some research decoding on the best air purifier for home.

Plants

One of the easiest ways to make your home healthier is to keep plants in the house. Plants are great for reducing airborne pollutants and, according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, have been found to filter out benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. This means you will be breathing cleaner air and lessening your exposure to harmful contaminants.

Not sure what plants to buy? You can choose one or more of the following;

  • Aloe Vera 
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Spider Plant
  • Barberton Daisy

Use Fewer Chemicals

One of the easiest ways to start making your home healthier is by switching to green cleaning products. Many household cleaners are filled with chemicals that are harmful to your health, and they may even be toxic to children. Switching to natural cleaners like baking soda, vinegar, and essential oils will leave your home smelling fresh while keeping you and your family safe.

Remove Shoes

One of the most important ways to start making your home a healthier place to live is by removing shoes when you enter. This will help reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that are brought into your home and deposited onto the floor, where they can be tracked throughout the house. This will make your house cleaner, but it may also help reduce allergy symptoms. As a result, it is often worth considering investing in a mat at the doorway to remind guests to take off their shoes before entering.

Use Water Filters

One of the first things you want to make is sure you have safe drinking water. Your tap water may not be safe to drink other than filtering it with a water filter. You can use filters from various companies or even make your own with a Brita pitcher. You have to put some charcoal on the bottom and fill it with water. The charcoal will remove any unwanted contaminants, giving you purer drinking water and a healthier home.

Making your home cleaner will result in improved health and a safer home for everyone. While you might not be able to eliminate all contaminants, putting measures to reduce them can be beneficial in the long term.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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