Are you a health freak? Well, then you probably worry about having your daily cup of green tea, going for a walk, eating healthy and sanitizing your hands whenever needed. But, do you ever pay attention to whether your home is healthy or not?
It’s not a priority for people to care about their living spaces. Occasional dusting and changing the sheets is not the only way to keep your home clean and healthy. There’s more to it than you think. So, take you pen and paper and note down the following points to have a healthier and happier home.
Get House Plants
Plants are the easiest way for bringing positive energy to your home. You can have a big fern by your front door and you’ll immediately notice the change in your mood and energy. But that’s not the only way a house plant can improve your life.
NASA conducted an experiment on the air quality inside homes and if plants can help clean the pollutants. During the experiments, NASA came out with a list of houseplants approved to improve the indoor air quality. The list includes spider plants, snake plants, weeping fig and devil’s ivy. Some of these plants don’t even need regular watering and sunlight.
So, get some houseplants to make you home a healthy space.
Make a Zen Corner
You must have seen pictures on Pinterest of beautiful zen corners with a large Buddha statue and a waterfall. Well, if your budget allows, you can invest in a fancy zen corner or use a small room, fill it with plants and other things that calm you down and voila, you have a zen corner.
It’ll work as your safe space that takes you away from the hustle bustle around. So, next time you have a pan full of burnt food that has clogged your drain, don’t panic. Just call your nearby emergency plumber in Cheltenham and let them fix your problem while you relax yourself in your zen room.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Air purifiers may sound like an extra investment but it’s totally worth it. The air quality in your home is worse than what it is outside. As per the EPA statistics, the pollutant concentration is 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than it is outside.
For this reason, you need to have an air purifier. It works by sanitizing the air and removing allergens, toxins and pollutants from the air. So, the air you breathe isn’t harmful for your health.
Get a Pet
It sounds bizarre but having a pet is in fact good for your overall health. For starters, it’s your key to mental peace. People struggled to maintain their mental health in the lockdown. But, those with a dog or a cat had a comparatively easier time to cope with their emotions. Pets trigger the production of endorphins, oxytocin and serotonin and reduce cortisol levels. As a result, the stress levels decrease and mood becomes better.
Similarly, dogs can help improve the immunity of your child. They introduce your kid to the allergens and bacteria and make them immune to it.
Disinfect Your Most Touched Places
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the importance of sanitization. Whenever you are home from the grocery store or the park, you touch more places than you think. It’s very easy for the germs and bacteria to transfer to your body while you are indoors and not alert about what you touch. This includes your doorknob, refrigerator, mobile phones, alarm system, keys and even money.
So, make the conscious effort to sanitize these surfaces so you don’t accidentally get sick even with a common cold.