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Life-saving Tips About a Healthy Home

If you’re striving to achieve a healthier home environment and don’t know where to start, here are a few handy tips. But firstly, why should you care about your surroundings? The answer is simple. An unhealthy home environment can lead to all sorts of ailments. It can affect the way you think and allows bacteria […]

If you’re striving to achieve a healthier home environment and don’t know where to start, here are a few handy tips. But firstly, why should you care about your surroundings? The answer is simple. An unhealthy home environment can lead to all sorts of ailments. It can affect the way you think and allows bacteria to spread that can make you feel sick.

Improving the health and ambiance of your home is not difficult and it can make a big difference to your mental wellness and well being.

Declutter

Does it sound familiar? Too much stuff not enough space. Clutter can have an adverse effect on your state of mind and make you feel stressed and chaotic. While accumulating stuff can quickly creep up as obsessive hoarding, letting go of not needed junk will improve your mood,

concentration and ability to focus. De-cluttering will make you will feel well organized and more productive, often resulting in a more positive outlook on life.

Simplify your surroundings and throw away unneeded possessions to free up space. Not only  will it improve your quality of life but also it will clear your mind and allow for healthy forward thinking.

Get Rid Of Pests

Having to share your home with pests can be daunting. Everyone knows pests spread diseases, and just the thought of seeing them roaming freely around your home can make you sick. 

There are many types of pests, but cockroaches top the list when it comes to phobias.They are prolific in the warmer months and they are not just a nuisance. Cockroaches contaminate food with their droppings, which can cause intestinal illnesses such as salmonella.    

Prevent pests from entering your home by regular extermination services. Store food in sealed containers and remove food scraps promptly. Good hygiene will deter roaches as well as other pests such as flies and rodents.  

If you start noticing signs of pest problems, don’t try to fix the problem with DIY remedies. Instead, as the professionals from Pestworks explain, you should always use the services of a reputable pest control company. The investment is well worth it to have a home that is safe and free of troublesome pests.

Green Up Your Space

Keeping house plants around your home can provide you an amazing decor and make your home look welcoming. However the advantages of plants in your home are far more reaching and go beyond just the aesthetics. Aside from being decorative and making your home feel green, indoor plants have tremendous health benefits.

They can provide a calming and peaceful environment, increase oxygen in your home, reduce stress and have a positive effect on your mind and well being. Houseplants can increase children’s concentration and attention span, as well as adults providing better learning and working environments.

Ventilate Your Home

Damp and non ventilated homes are highly conducive to mold and mildew. We have all seen images of clothes, walls and valuable items destroyed by it. Mold spores are a serious health hazard that can lead to sore throats, allergies and lung disease. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, but they produce a distinct musty odor.

Mold flourishes in areas where leakages and flooding have occurred and where condensation builds up. In order to reduce it  allow plenty of air flow into non-ventilated spaces by opening windows. You can also use an extractor fan or dehumidifier to decrease the level of moisture in the air. But if you have a serious mold problem, consult a qualified professional as it may be difficult to fix on your own.

Care For Your Pets

Pets are a valued part of the family but need to be looked after regularly. They constantly trek dirt into the house and may introduce parasites such as fleas and worms. Regular bathing and grooming will keep your pets fur healthy. Flea infestations should be treated promptly with reputable products.  Frequent worming of both cats and dogs is essential (particularly if you have both children and pets). Invest in a good quality vacuum  to remove pet hair, as build ups can cause allergies.

Healthy home surroundings are more than essential for your family’s health and well-being. Whether it is keeping germs and pests at bay, things you can do to prevent mold, or bathing a pet. It is not difficult to ensure your home is not only a healthier place to live, but also your home has the right ambience that will put you in a calm and tranquil mind set.  

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