A Healthier Home Is as Easy as ABC

A Healthier Home Is as Easy as ABC

Creating a healthier indoor environment is critical to our overall health. In fact, indoor pollutants are often more potent than outdoor pollutants. For a cleaner, healthier home, remember it’s as easy as ABC. . .

Avoid Allergens – Leave your shoes at the door, especially if your home is carpeted. Many of the indoor pollutants we don’t want in our homes can be attributed to what we track in on the bottoms of our shoes. Create a shoe cubby or an easily visible space for shoes just inside or outside your door.

Banish Dust Mites – Dust mites love nooks and crannies, but they especially love rugs and carpets. Nevertheless, even wood floors should always be cleaned frequently. Fight dust mites by making a cleaning schedule that involves a thorough house cleaning and dusting – especially hard to reach or forgotten areas like refrigerator coils – at least once a week.

Come Clean – Use natural, non-toxic and biodegradable household cleaning products that don’t contain artificial additives. There’s no point in scrubbing an area down with dangerous chemicals – it’s counterproductive!

Distill Air Quality – As mentioned above, indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality, which can easily be compounded by improper ventilation in moisture-rich areas like bathrooms or laundry rooms. Improving air quality is as easy as getting a dehumidifier, filling your home with more plants and having your air quality tested to see if you need to invest in an air purification system.

Evict EMFs – EMF stands for electromagnetic frequencies. Cut these out by turning off electronics when you’re not using them – that means all the way off, as in unplugging them. The easiest way to do this is to plug your devices into power strips so you can turn the strip’s power down, thus shutting your electronics off completely.