Healthy Home Tips for Intentional Clean and Safe Living

Us humans spend the majority of our lives indoors…if you are looking out our window here in Minneapolis right now we are staring at a mountain of snow and cold temps. We can’t wait to be able to get outside for longer periods of time and soak up the sunshine. However, the main reason we are indoors is because well this is where our work, our education, our daily to do’s exist.  Since we spend so much time indoors, looking into your indoor air quality is vitally important for the health and safety of you and your family!

Why is our air unhealthy?

Chemicals, some which are toxic or harmful, leach out of products and into the dust in our homes.  We then inhale or ingest the dust and thus expose ourselves to unnecessary toxic chemical exposures.

Ways to improve indoor air quality

  • Keep your floors clean including removing shoes at the door
  • Vaccum regulary with a HEPA filter
  • Dust with microfiber cloths and eliminate dusting sprays or products
  • Have professionals remove lead based paint
  • Wash your hands after handling the dryer filter
  • Keep a healthy level of humidity
  • No smoking!
  • Remove all products such as plug in air fresheners or anything with the word fragrance
  • Keep Air Filtering Plants in your home

Approved Air Filtering Plants

Back in the 80’s NASA did a study on the best indoor plants and we have summed them up for you today. Read the full article here.  Chemicals Putting Air Filtering Plants in your home is a simple, easy way to remove toxic chemicals from your air including household dust! Below are images to help you navigate through different toxic chemicals that can be founds, symptoms attributed to them and the best air filtering plants.  Come back later this week to see how you can have these plants in your home and fun, intentional ways of doing so!

More healthy home tips, read this blog on cleaning up your cleaning products!