Generally when you think about the fixes that need to be made around your home, you consider the fresh coat of paint a room needs, the garage door that needs fixing or the drafty windows that need sealing. Not all home fixes should be just about your home. Sometimes you should be considering your health as well. You spend a lot of time in your home, so it should be a place where you and your family can thrive. Consider the seven fixes below as ways to not only improve your home, but also ways to easily improve your health. None of these fixes are things that you can’t do yourself. Start by placing fresh flowers in your home. They will instantly brighten your morning when you see them. Another plant that can help in your home is eucalyptus. Place this plant in your shower and the steam will help release the essential oils from the plant, which in turn will get rid of any congestion. Plants should really be added to every room of your home if you have the time and willingness to maintain them. They will help to keep the air in your home cleaner, you skin will be less dry and you could see a decrease in colds. Plants aren’t the only solution to a healthier home. Decluttering can also help lead to a happier and healthier life. Start with a room that gets used everyday, the kitchen. Just think about the clutter on your counter tops, the dishes that always get stacked up by the sink and the rotting food in your fridge. By keeping your kitchen clean and clutter free not only will you do less stress-snacking, you are creating a healthier environment to cook your family’s meals. Lastly you should go around and finish any projects that you have started around your home. Looking at half finished projects can add constant stress to your life about getting them done. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, just make an easy to follow schedule and work your way through the list. You will feel much calmer when you don’t see piles of unfinished business around the home. These simple fixes can all be started in a weekend. Try a couple at first and see if you notice the health benefits that they have on your family.
It may not be spring cleaning season yet, but you don’t need to do a huge cleanup to see major improvements. In fact, there are some small upgrades you can make to your home right now that can improve your health, boost your focus, reduce stress and even help you slim down.
Ready to get started? Keep reading for easy home upgrade ideas: