how to create a healthier home

how to create a healthier home
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Dieting, sleeping habits, and regular physical activity are all heavily emphasised when it comes to boosting our health and well-being. However it is essential to identify strategies to create a healthier home environment, as this is where you spend the majority of your time. People are more concerned than ever about their health in the wake of COVID-19, and good health begins at home. Work and social activities may have previously given an escape from taking care of your home’s needs, but what excuse do you have now? Here are some simple ways for how to create a healthier home so you can have a fun homestay with your family.

GET DUST UNDER CONTROL

Dust in your home could be more damaging than you think. Pesticides, fire retardants, lead, and other synthetic substances are frequently found in it. Several health experts have warned that dusting your home should not be taken lightly because it can worsen allergies. Regardless of how long ago you used them, these chemicals can quickly accumulate in your house and cause harm to you and your family. While this method is costly, it is preferable to replace your wall-to-wall carpeting with tile, wood, or cork because the former is known to accumulate allergens and dust. If this method is not financially viable, you should vacuum on a regular basis and carefully reach out to your room’s corners and floors and move furniture to get those residues.

CHECK FOR MOULD

Mould grows when there is a combination of wetness and food. Moisture can collect on the outside walls of older homes with poor insulation and eat away at the paper surface of the drywall. Check your plumbing for leaks and condensation around windows throughout the winter, and make sure humidity levels are low. Ensure that your restroom and kitchen exhaust systems are clean and functioning properly. If you’re unsure, your local plumber can advise you. Bacteria and mould thrive in filthy, wet crawl spaces. As a result, you should inspect your home on a frequent basis before they spread to other areas.

QUIT SMOKING

Have you quit smoking? Now is an excellent time to get rid of it. Aside from the negative health consequences, smoking is a costly habit to sustain. If you don’t smoke, you can save money, which has financial and health ramifications for you and your family in the future. A health consultant, doctor, or nurse can assist you in developing a plan to help you quit smoking.

REFRESH AREAS THAT HARVEST BACTERIA

You’re probably not changing your shower loofahs, shower mats, or even your curtains on a regular basis. These, like your bath loofahs, are bacteria hotspots, especially when maintained in warm, humid baths where they rarely dry completely. Make careful to replace your shower loofahs every three to six weeks. It’s also crucial to understand how often you should replace products like toothbrushes, pillows, and other household items.

Improving and making your home healthier does not have to be an expensive or difficult task. A few easy techniques and modifications can have a significant impact on your family’s well-being and the environment as a whole.

 

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