Ways To Make Your Home Healthier

There goes a famous saying ‘a healthy home is a happy home’ and rightly so because improving your health is directly proportional to the health and sanity of your house. Most often, people who wish to enhance their health and sanity throughout their lives emphasize on nutrition and exercise. They often tend to ignore how the environment can affect their body.

We spend a lot of time in our house, especially considering the pandemic where the work from the home situation has forced people to lock themselves inside their homes. Hence it is crucial to figure out ways to enhance your homes’ health.

This can be as elementary as cleaning your desk or as complicated as removing the toxins and paying attention to the environment surrounding the house. Although everyone’s living space and concentration are different, there are some easy ways to tweak and improve the homes’ health.  In this article, we are going to discuss how you can improve your home’s health.

Air purification

One of the first steps to purify or enhance the homes health is to clarify the atmosphere in which we live. Breathing in fresh air improves good health. The fine particulate matter present in dirty, polluted air often enters the lungs. It causes long-term heart diseases and lung diseases. Hence, purifying the air mitigates the risk of welcoming those diseases into our house and body.

Avoiding chemical-based products

Chemical pesticides and germicides are often used to clean the surfaces, floors and cabin counters of the house. Surfaces are to use essential oils with necessary soap water or any plant-based sprays or products. This can eliminate the need and the growth of toxic chemicals which may aggravate asthma and enhance the cancerous cells in the body.

The lighting of the house

As much as it is essential to get in the vitamin D from sunlight, it is also imperative to block excess sunlight which can impair your sleep. If you live in a city area, which is exposed to higher sunlight, it is essential to get curtains and covers that block part of the sunlight into the house.

Gardening

We cannot stress enough on the advantages of gardening or planting trees and small pots in the ambience of your house. If you don’t have space, you can always utilize your terrace to perform some gardening work. Staying amidst the plants and greenery can naturally purify your air and provide more oxygen and a piece of mind and calmness to your mind and body.

Dusting

Accumulation of hotbeds of dust is a common scenario in every household or apartment, whether it’s piling up of the corners of the room or even under your bed or the untouched bookshelf you can see dust everywhere. However, chronic exposure to these dust particles might increase the chances of obtaining allergies and asthma. Hence it is imperative to dust your home as frequently as possible.

How to paint a room like a professional painter

There a lot of good reasons you may want to paint a room in your home. Maybe the color of the walls doesn’t suit your taste, or maybe the walls are dirty or chipped. Either way, a fresh paint job always makes a room seem clean and new. Most people will hire a professional painter to do this, but in all actuality, small projects you can do yourself even if it takes you longer. It’s not a difficult job to do on your own or with the help of a friend.

There are a couple different ways you can go about painting a room. If you simply want to “touch up” the walls, then you’re going to have to match the color exactly. To do this, chip off a piece of the paint and take it to your local Sears or Home Depot. There they will be able to scan the sample chip and match the color, so when your touched-up areas dry, everything will blend nicely.

If you want to entirely repaint the room, here’s how:

Step #1.

Go to your local hardware store and buy a couple rollers, a medium sized brush, a small brush, paint pans, paint sticks, blue painters’ tape, and a few buckets of whatever color paint you want to use.

Step #2.

Move all furniture and objects to the center of the room, or into another room. Completely cover the floor and any furniture with the painter’s plastic.

Step #3.

Cover any molding, light switches, and/or electrical sockets, phone jacks, etc… that you do not want to get paint on.

Step #4.

Start with the ceiling. It’s always important to do the ceiling first because of drips. Obviously, you’ll want to use your rollers for this. Start at one corner of the ceiling, and work your way across to the other side, keeping your strokes as even as possible.

Step #5.

Once again, use your rollers to coat the walls. Start at the top and roll down. Don’t worry about small spaces or corners just yet. Just make sure you cover the majority of the walls with the rollers.

Step #6.

Now use you medium and small size brush to touch up any spots you have missed. This will typically be in the corners of the walls and ceiling.

Step #7.

Wait 24 hours for the paint to dry.

Step #8.

After the paint has dried, remove the painter’s plastic, and the blue painters’ tape from any sockets or switches you covered.

Step #9.

Use you small paint brush to make any final touch ups around the edges of the molding or sockets that you covered with the painters’ tape.

That’s it, you’re all done. See, that wasn’t very hard at all. You don’t have to be an artist to paint a room. You just need the right tools and procedure.