After a long day of hard work in our workplaces we look forward to going back and relax in our nest. Home is where we can be ourselves and be free. Mere mention of Home makes us happy. It is also that place where we spend a lot of our time sleeping, cooking, partying and storing our belongings.
Apart from the emotional well-being there is a physical well being attached to it. How clean and healthy our homes are, directly impacts our health. We may feel safe and happy at home but there can be many reasons it has which are unhealthy for us.
Below i have shared some ways which can make your home more healthy.
Clean up clutter
Remove clutter and do not let it accumulate. Clutter is a great place for germs, dust and rodents to survive. Anything which you don’t use and will not be using it in future, get rid of it. If it holds any sentimental or financial value store in a proper place and keep it maintained.
Look for lead paint
Use safe products for cleaning and pest-control
Keep home dry
Home should be ventilated
Do regular home maintenance
This is an essential step for a healthy home. Do a half yearly check for leaking taps and water pipes. Make sure you tackle any kind of infestation before it invades your house.
Attack things/places which can attract germs
Replace your toothbrush regularly and always try to keep them dry and away from touching. Other places include wash basins, bath area and toilet seats. Use and dry as soon as possible. Should be disinfected regularly.
Change your heating and air filters regularly
This is essential to keep germs from accumulating and circulating. Low humidity helps to prevent mites, mold and allergies.
Stop dust and germs at the entry
Try to stop germs and dust from entering inside the house by stopping it at the entry door itself. Use door mats at the front and back entrances. These mats will reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria which enters your home.
Clean and healthy home is the key to a happy and healthy life.