Finding new ways to improve your home while keeping your family healthy can be difficult. But it’s possible! Here are five ways you can upgrade both your home and your health.
Invest in a Strong Doormat
Dirt and dust are common particles that get tracked into homes easily. These particles can cause allergies and congestion and will generally decrease the air quality in homes. Having a doormat with strong bristles that can withstand the dirt and grime that comes off the bottoms of your family’s shoes will help keep the air in your home clean. Getting a mat that can be washed and scrubbed with a brush and water will also help in keeping your home clean.
Install an Air Purifier
Indoor air quality is a bigger issue than you might think. Oftentimes, the air in your home is dirtier than the air outside because of chemicals, mold, dander, odors, dust, and smoke that circulates within your walls. Investing in an air purifier helps eliminate these harmful contaminants and therefore helps keep allergies, colds, and other illnesses at bay. A whole-house purifier will help keep the entire house clean as opposed to just one room (as a portable air purifier would).
Find the Right Fridge
Eating healthy is just as important as breathing healthy air. To make sure that you’re using all the food in your fridge and not letting anything go to waste, invest in a fridge with a black interior. This way you can easily see bright produce and lessen the risk of forgetting about it while it grows ripe in the fridge. You should also invest in a fridge that has a filter included in it. As produce ripens, it releases a chemical that can affect the other produce in your fridge, so having a filter will help your food last longer.
Several types of plants can help offset harmful chemicals and pollutants that are naturally found in your home, including spider plants, peace lilies, aloe vera, snake plants, and English ivy. Keeping any of these plants in your home will add color, life, and cleanliness to your living space, plus you can have fun decorating your flower pots in any way you choose. Find tons of plant ideas and designs on Pinterest.
Filter Your Water
Water straight from the tap can have lots of contaminants in it, such as lead and chlorine. Installing a water filtration system can help eliminate these chemicals and keep your family healthy. There are all different kinds of water filtration systems that range widely in price, making this a great option for all families regardless of their circumstances. They also range in styles — you can purchase a pitcher filter, an under-the-sink model, or a tap-mounted system, so you can choose whatever works best for your family.
These are just a few of the ways you can improve your home and your family’s health. Pick the ones that work best for you and get improving!