Many of us don’t really know about the pollutants and chemicals that are hiding inside of our homes. However, it’s important to educate yourself on the possible toxins you and your family are exposed to. It’s all too easy to carry pollutants from the outdoors into our homes. What’s more is that many of the household products we have been taught to trust are harmful chemicals in disguise. Keep reading to find out some steps that you can take to keep your home chemical free.
Taking Steps Towards A Chemical Free Home
Say Goodbye to Carpet
Just because you vacuum your carpets often does not mean that they get cleaned. Dust, dirt, and many other common household pollutants can easily get trapped inside of your carpet. Things like smoke, chemicals from everyday cleansers, and mildew build up in its fibers. Professional carpet cleaners can leave behind more chemicals and unnecessary moisture than you had before. Rid your home of these issues completely by ditching your carpet for wood or tile floors.
Take Your Shoes Off
One of the easiest things that you can start doing to ensure that your home is chemical free is taking off your shoes when you come inside. The bottoms of your shoes can carry pollutants from the outdoors inside. Tracking these things around your home allows the pollutants to build up on the floors and in the air. Try putting a shoe rack by your door to store outdoor pollutants in one area.
Learn to Love House Plants
Plants are nature’s air filters. Keeping some low maintenance houseplants in your home is an easy way to clean up the air flow. Consider bringing home a Peace Lily. This little plant works as a powerful air purifier, taking the toxins out of what you breathe. There are many plants that are low maintenance and can help keep the air your home clean.
Buy Eco-Conscious Products
Take the time to learn about what is actually in the household cleaners that you are bringing home. Many common products bought in the grocery store are concealing toxins like phthalates, triclosan, and quaternary ammonium compounds. There are actually quite a few natural cleaners out there that are easy for you to find. Reach out to Alan with AdvancingWithUs for more wellness tips and advice on finding safe household products.