Refreshing your home to create a healthier space and promote wellness during the pandemic can be as straightforward or as complex as you want it to be. Using your cooker hood to eliminate air pollutants or hiding your gadgets to reduce stress are just some of the many ways to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Reduce Cooking-Related Air Pollutants
Turn on your range hood fan when using your stove to prepare food. This helps reduce air pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, and significantly reduces the risk of mould and bacteria by lowering humidity.
Take Off Your Shoes
While you’re out walking, it’s easy for infectious bacteria to attach themselves to your footwear. Taking off your shoes when entering your home helps prevent mud and debris from being tracked onto your rugs or floors while also helping to keep unseen germs away.
Hide Your Gadgets
Laptops, phones, and TVs, if used excessively, can cause stress and eye strain. Avoid the temptation to browse the internet or watch late-night TV before bedtime by putting away your gadgets each night.
If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you can easily make a storage unit with doors, giving you a place to store your electronics where they’re not visible. Just ensure you have enough sockets nearby to charge everything when the devices aren’t in use.
Clean Your Chimney
There’s nothing quite like the trance-like, relaxing effect of sitting around a fireplace during the winter. Before you lie back and lose yourself in the flicker of the flames, consider hiring a professional chimney sweep.
These professionals can clear away any debris and soot, remove any obstructions, look for structural issues, identify any unusual odours, and check to see if any smoke is finding its way into your home. Typically, a chimney sweep charges between $100 and $300, depending on which services you require.
Streamline Your Paper Records
If you’re looking for a way to refresh your home, decluttering is an excellent place to start. For instance, you can digitize your paper records and other documents to reduce the need for physical storage space. One way of doing this is to use a PDF merging tool, which allows you to keep all your documents in one place and cut down on the time you spend searching for specific files. In addition, once your PDF files are merged, it’s easier for you to move PDF pages around and get your records in the correct order.
Renovations That Add Value to Your Home
When deciding what home improvements offer the most aesthetic appeal, also consider renovations that boost your property’s overall value. Furthermore, if you’re looking at selling your home sometime soon, pay attention to what buyers want. Take before-and-after photos to show potential buyers, and always keep all your receipts concerning home improvements for warranty and tax purposes.
Something Worth Doing
You don’t have to start knocking down walls and building huge extensions to make your home a healthier space. It can sometimes be as simple as taking off your shoes or hiding away your gadgets at the end of each night. If it promotes wellness, it’s something worth doing. Check out Feel Great Wellbeing for more wellness tips!
Guest post from Sharon Wagner, a former bank manager, created http://SeniorFriendly.info to provide helpful tips and advice to seniors on staying healthy and making the most out of life.
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