How To Make Your Home Healthier

If you want to have good health and overall good wellbeing, having a healthy home is crucial - it might be the single most important thing to get right because we spend so much time in our homes (especially if you’re a remote worker as well). It’s not a pleasant thought when you realise your home might not be as healthy as you first imagined, but don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can do (big and small) to change that and ensure you’re as healthy as you can be when you’re in your own house. With that in mind, here are some things to think about. 

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality 
Indoor air quality can really impact your health for good or ill, especially if you’ve got allergies or respiratory issues, and ensuring you’ve got good ventilation is a wise place to start - it might be something as simple as opening up your windows that does the trick, and it certainly can’t hurt to try.  If you’d rather not do that for any reason, you can invest in air purifiers instead, and put them in rooms where you tend to spend a lot of time, like the living room or bedroom. These are really useful machines as they’ll remove the pollutants and allergens from the air, making it safer to breathe. Plus, did you know houseplants can improve the air quality as well? Adding a few here and there is a simple way to make your home healthier. 

Upgrade Your Windows 
Another great idea to make your home healthier is to upgrade your windows, and there are a few reasons why this should be a priority assuming your old windows aren’t helping very much. One thing new windows can guarantee is better energy efficiency, which not only saves you money and is good for the planet, but also means that the temperature in your home stays a lot more stable and you’ll need to use your heating and cooling less (since that tends to circulate dust and allergens around the house, that’s a good thing). Better windows also mean you can let more natural light into your home, which is a natural mood enhancer and great for your mental health (it can even help improve your sleep patterns, so it’s fantastic). 

Keep Your House Clean
Housework… it’s the worst. But it’s also one of the best things you can do if you want to stop getting sick and ensure your home is a healthy one, so it’s a good idea to think about how you might want to tackle it. The best way to deal with housework is to have a regular cleaning schedule. Not only does that mean you know when you’re meant to be doing what, but it also means you can spread the cleaning out rather than having to do it all on one day at the weekend, which is no one’s idea of a fun time. Work out which day you can clean the kitchen, give yourself another day for the bathroom, make one day vacuuming and another dusting, and you’ll have a clean - and healthy - house without too much effort.