Did you know that pol­lu­tion expo­sure is most often greater inside the home than out­side your doorstep?  In fact the US EPA esti­mates that the aver­age Amer­i­can home has a 100x’s high­er pol­lu­tion lev­el than that of the great out­doors.  There are many, many things that keep our indoor sit­u­a­tion icky, but here are 5 quick tips to cre­ate a health­i­er home.

 

  1. At the end of the day when you get home and kick your feet up make sure they are shoe­less!  Think of all the “crap” you step in on a dai­ly basis.  Don’t bring that into your house.  Insti­tute a shoe­less pol­i­cy, or invest in an indus­tri­al strength door­mat to keep you, your lit­tle ones, and your pets safe and your floors clean.
  2.  Bak­ing soda isn’t just for the refrig­er­a­tor any­more.  It can be used as a deodor­iz­er for car­pets or uphol­stery as well!  Just shake it on, let it sit 10 to 15 min­utes & vac­u­um away pesky odors.
  3. Don’t spend mon­ey of store-bought air fresh­en­ers.  Instead, try boil­ing some cin­na­mon, clover, or bake some choco­late chip cook­ies to give your home a warm and cozy scent.
  4.  Re-dec­o­rate your home with plants! They are Moth­er Nature’s air fil­ter.  If it’s good enough for her then it’s good enough for us. 
  5. You would be amazed at how far a lit­tle vine­gar & bak­ing soda will go.  Check out “How to Make a Non-Tox­ic Clean­ing Kit” by Annie Bond.  http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-your-own-non-toxic-cleaning-kit.html