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The average American spends 93% of his or her life indoors. While you might spend a good portion of your day at work, there’s a good chance the remainder of your day is spent in your home. So it’s important to work hard to improve your home life as much as possible. Here are some tips to help you learn how you can improve the quality of life at your home without making major lifestyle changes.
Make Sure Your Drinking Water Is Clean
Buying bottled water, using bottleless water cooler, or installing a water softener on your kitchen faucet are easy changes you can make to ensure you and your family always have pure, clean drinking water on hand. This is especially important if you live in an area with low water quality or you live in an area that’s hot and dry year-round. In fact, because it’s so simple to install a water softener Arizona, Nevada, and California residents should consider installing one on every faucet in their home.
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Did you know that dirt, dust, and debris gets trapped in your home’s ductwork and blown back out into your home? A lot of people don’t realize that they are breathing in contaminated air on a regular basis. But how do you keep your home’s air clean?
At the very least, you should change you the air filter behind your main vent once a month. This not only ensures you have fresher air coming through the vent but it keeps your air conditioner unit and furnace from becoming overworked, ultimately reducing your home’s energy consumption.
Also, every three-to-five years, you should contact an HVAC company to have your home’s air ducts cleaned. This removes any build-up from the ducts, preventing it from coming back into your home.
Consider Using Natural Cleaning and Personal Care Supplies
You might not realize you can use natural ingredients and essential oils to make your own cleaning and personal hygiene supplies, but you can. When you take the time to make your own supplies, you know for sure that you aren’t using harsh chemicals around your home.
Of course, if you go all in and try to transition to homemade supplies all at once, the process can be overwhelming. Instead, start small. Consider making your own dish soap or laundry detergent to see if it’s something you enjoy doing. If you’re happy with the process and outcome, slowly replace cleaners and personal supplies with harsh chemicals with ones you’ve made using all-natural ingredients.
Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
When you eat healthier you feel better and have more energy. Many times switching to healthier foods can even make a person much more pleasant to be around. So if your family seems grumpy or down in the dumps a lot, do what you can to make them eat healthier. For example, you could buy fresh fruit and veggies for people in your household to snack on instead of chips, cookies, and other sugary treats. You might also try limiting the number of carbs your family consumes to help regulate their blood sugar and increase their energy levels. While it isn’t easy to change your eating habits, if you stick with it, you might be surprised by the results. After a few days of healthy eating, you might find your family members are getting along better and even willing to spend time doing fun family activities.
You don’t have to make a lot of major changes to make your home a happier, healthier place. By making small changes, over time, you can easily improve your home environment and your family’s overall home life.