A house that is as safe and healthy as possible for its inhabitants can definitely be considered a happy home. If your home is causing stress, and even health issues for your family, then you can’t expect to live happily ever after, can you?
To make sure your home is as healthy as possible, read on. You may not have ever considered that some of the things mentioned here could be an issue!
Get Fresh Air Circulating
First thing’s first: open those windows! If you haven’t opened them in a while, your home will be void of fresh air and this can be unhealthy for both you and your family. Open the windows wide and let the fresh air into your home. It’ll give it a new lease of life in an instant.
Get Rid Of Anything That Could Be Causing Problems
Have a long, hard think about anything that could be causing problems in your home. For instance, do you have carpet? Many homeowners don’t realize that carpet can actually trap dust and other toxic substance, causing allergies. If your kids have been suffering, this could well be the reason!
Have a professional check over your home and see if they find anything. It could be that you need to make a few simple changes. It could be that something more complicated needs to be done, like asbestos removal. Whatever you do, don’t leave things to chance.
Keep Clutter At Bay
Meaningful clutter can actually promote happiness in a home. If you have a wall full of your children’s artwork, don’t take that down. That’s not clutter. If you have a shelf full of souvenirs you’ve picked up from memorable trips, that’s not clutter either. Know the difference between clutter that means something and clutter that doesn’t. Be vigilant with clutter that doesn’t and get rid of it. Not only does it clog up your home, it can feel like a weight on your shoulders.
Let Natural Light In
Natural light is so much healthier than artificial light. Make sure you’re making the most of natural light in your home and letting it in where possible. It has been linked to more productivity and happiness in people, to name just a few things.
Have Areas Free From Technology
Having technology all over your home is dangerous for a number of reasons. Not only can they affect sleep (even when they are switched off), they can be huge distraction and stop us from getting more of the important stuff done. Rather than litter every room with it, have one room with it, and then keep your other rooms as free as you can. Have a space you can get homework and work done in peace. Make sure your bedrooms are free from it, and you should notice a better quality of sleep!
Keep It Clean
Finally, keeping it tidy and keeping it clean are two different things. Making sure your home is cleaned regularly will keep it hygienic and stop you and your kids from developing problems. Mopping up spills right away, for example, is imperative. If you don’t have time to deep clean your home, having somebody do it for you once a week could be an option. It’s probably not as expensive as you think!
*This is a collaborative post.