Part of clean living is having a healthy and happy home. This is especially important seeing as most of us are spending most of our days at home.
Follow these simple healthy home-improvement tips to compliment your healthy lifestyle:
1. Organize your cleaning supplies
Keeping your home clean and sanitized is one of the most basic steps you can take to make it a safe haven.
Cleaning and sanitizing is a continuous practice, and for many people this can become a dreaded necessary chore. To help motivate you, organize your cleaning supplies to make cleaning easier and more efficient.
A good place to get organized is to start with your cleaning products. Ideally, choosing green and non-toxic cleaning supplies don’t only make your home safer, but also safer for you to use. Give them a dedicated space in your home in a way that makes it easier for you to have a full view of what you have to work with.
Organize cleaning tools such as mops, buckets, wipes etc. together as well. The less time you have to think of where your cleaning supplies are, the more instinctive it is for you to reach out and get cleaning.
2. Organize Your Fridge
Clean eating and good nutrition is integral to keeping up a strong immune system. Part of ensuring that you eat well and maintain a healthy diet is by making sure you have easy access to fresh whole foods.
For many people, their refrigerator becomes a labyrinth of ingredients that have been stuffed one in front of the other after each grocery trip. Not only does this promote food waste as older ingredients tend to be hidden from view and rot, but it is also mentally stressful for someone trying to cook fresh meals to navigate through a clutter of ingredients.
Cleaning out and organizing your fridge while in quarantine is a worthwhile investment in time considering you’re doing so much cooking at home. Carve out 1-2 hours for cleaning out your fridge and tossing out anything expired. A clean and organized fridge can motivate you that much more to cook wholesome fresh meals.
3. Organize Your Supplements
Supplements in the time of COVID-19 have certainly grown in importance as an extra boost in nutrients can strengthen and improve much needed strong immune function.
Like with your clothes, food, books etc. supplements are best when displayed for quick and easy access. Storing your supplements inside a pantry in a haphazard way is enough to deter people from taking their supplements consistently. Instead, place your supplements in a way that you can easily access them and where you can see everything you have. This works especially well for people who have a supplement routine for the morning, afternoon and evening.
Living during a time where the outside world isn’t as safe or accessible as it once was, taking time to declutter your home can greatly improve your home function, your sense of well-being, as well as ensuring your material surroundings serve you well.
This is considerably a big job that will take a chunk of your time, so it’s a good idea to plan out how you’re going to de-clutter as well as how you’re going to arrange and organize the things you want to keep prior to decluttering.
Studies show that an uncluttered home is beneficial for both home functionality and mental wellbeing.
5. Keep the Air Clean
Air quality in your home is often overlooked. The lack of car exhaust and other environmental and industrial aggressors can make it seem like the air quality in your home is good.
This isn’t the case if there’s poor airflow. One of the easiest ways to make your home healthier is to simply open the windows. This lets fresh air flow in and out freely, as well as hampers the growth of air microbes and mold.
You can further improve the air quality in your home by adding houseplants, investing in an air purifier, or to diffuse essential oils such as tea tree, lemon, or eucalyptus which are particularly good at cleaning the air in your home.
6. Consider a No-Shoes Policy
If you haven’t already, implement a no-shoes policy in your home. This practice alone can greatly reduce the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria you may have picked up from the outside world.
Pair a no-shoes policy with frequent sanitation for the area in your home, usually the entrance, that’s stepped on with shoes.
By keeping your home organized, clean, and functional, it makes quarantining that much easier knowing that your space is a healthy haven geared to your wellbeing.
Whatever your supplement routine, keep them organized and visible in a way that makes it easy for you to take them.