Home Is Where the Health Is: 5 Methods for Happy Home Dwellers!

A healthy home is vital for our well-being, for the sake of ourselves and our children! We have to remember that the home is where the heart is, but it’s also where the health is! These days, we are all so busy that we end up neglecting key components of our health. But here are some simple ways for you to ensure that you are promoting health at every turn. 

Due Diligence

We have to remember that when it comes to the health of our children, especially as they are more prone to bugs and illness than we are, we have to get into the habit of making sure our homes aren’t falling apart at the seams. Mold and mildew are so common in a home, especially in older properties, and can cause breathing problems in our children, especially for those that have been diagnosed as asthmatic. As part of your due diligence, you could always contact experts like mold mitigation services to ensure that the property is mold-free. 

Moreover, ensuring your children eat the right foods is as simple as shopping each week with a list that enhances the nutritional value of their diets. Or, you could shop online and purchase products such as snacks and Beech-Nut Baby Food, which will make your life easier and ensure you are all eating well.

Declutter Every Quarter

With every new season, it’s important to break down everything in the property and make sure that it’s not harboring dust. Because if there are parts of the home that we don’t tend to clean, such as those hard-to-reach corners or under the bed, this is going to have an impact on us over time. Rather than just spring cleaning, make sure you do it every season. In order to do it effectively, here are a few things to try: 

  • Don’t do it all at once; instead, spend a few hours on certain spaces and focus on breaking it up across a few days. 
  • Get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last 12-months. 
  • Have four bins as you reorganize and declutter; one for recycling, one for items that need to be repaired, one for items you want to donate, and one for trash. 

Have More Air Purifying Plants

One of the simplest ways to go greener and reduce indoor air pollution is by having houseplants like Aloe Vera and Peace Lilies, which absorbs CO2 and release oxygen. Indoor house plants can also reduce stress, meaning that they are a double whammy when it comes to our health! 

Clean Your Carpets

If you’ve got carpets, this is so important because of the sheer volume of dust and dirt they can house. You can always get in contact with a carpet cleaning specialist or you can go down the DIY route, by using baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap to make your own non-toxic carpet cleaner. 

Change Your Air Filters

Many people try to clean their air ducts as a priority, but you’ve got to change your air filters as well. Cleaning you’re air ducts isn’t going to help you in the long run, believe it or not, but changing your filters will keep allergens and dust away. You should replace your filters approximately every 2 or 3 months. 

Of course, our home needs to look after us, but this is only one aspect. We need to make sure that we are fit and healthy as well. Keep your home healthy, and you will be happy!

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .