Simple Ways to Create a Healthy Home

by Michelle Plunkett, Associate Broker 06/06/2021

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While we are all working to protect the environment and preserve our world for future generations, it's important to remember that we need to prioritize our own healthy homes as well. When you create a sustainable and peaceful living space, you will enjoy both mental and physical health benefits. From prioritizing energy efficiency to reducing the clutter in your home, you will find that there are many ways that you create a healthy home environment. These are a few tips to consider:

Get a Houseplant or Two

One of the best ways to improve the indoor environment of your home is to bring the outside in with you. Houseplants can help add natural beauty to your interior design while simultaneously cleaning the air inside your home. In addition to helping improve the air quality in your home, houseplants have been found to offer significant mental health benefits. People find it very rewarding to take care of their plants and watch them grow.

Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

Many of the efforts that will help improve the energy efficiency of your home while also make it a cleaner, more livable environment. For example, when you opt for energy-efficient appliances you will find that the noise pollution is reduced in your home and that many of your appliances work better as well. In addition, you will feel good about the efforts you are making to protect the environment and preserve the world's valuable resources.

Reduce the Amount of Stuff in Your Home and Get Organized

One of the easiest ways to create a healthier home environment is to begin organizing each room of your home. Take the time to reduce the amount of items that you have in any given room and recycle or donate unwanted goods. Once you have removed all unwanted items, you can start to organize each space. This will allow you to feel less stressed inside your own home.

Plant a Garden in Your Yard

Growing your own fruits and vegetables will decrease your reliance on grocery store products that are shipped around the world. In addition, it will give you immediate access to some of the healthiest foods that you can enjoy - not to mention many people absolutely love gardening as a hobby. ;

Prioritize Natural Light in Your Home

Natural sunlight will help keep the air inside your home clean while also offering you the boost of vitamin D that you need in order to feel happy and healthy. Open your blinds and drapes whenever possible, and clean your windows regularly to allow as much light as possible into your home.

Create a Cleaning Schedule to Reduce Indoor Pollutants

Once you have organized your home, you will want to keep it clean. Many people have success by creating a cleaning schedule that is easy to stick to. Surface cleaning will reduce the number of indoor pollutants in your home - but don't forget to use all-natural or eco-friendly cleaning products.

Healthy homes are happy homes. Whether you take a few simple steps toward improving the sustainability of your home, or you decide to overhaul your lifestyle, you will find that there are many benefits to living in a healthy home environment.

About the Author

Michelle Plunkett, Associate Broker

It's simple, really.  Help people.  Each client is unique.  Every situation deserves special attention.  Each home, neighborhood and community is a perfect fit for someone.  Whether you are part of a grieving family settling an estate,  1st time home buyer, Upsizing, simplifying or find yourself starting a new life chapter, I am eager to understand your needs, provide you with options, guide you along and help  you to make insightful, shrewd decisions. What journey do you find yourself embarking on?  I would love to share the adventure with you - keeping it exciting, fun and rewarding!  I am a  FULL TIME   Realtor - working my schedule to fit with your lifestyle and adapting to your technological abilities.  Together we can make it happen! In appreciation for your business and in keeping with the spirit of thankfulness to the community that has supported me along the way, a portion of each commission is donated to charity.