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SUMMER HOME DETOX?

Posted by Tori Thompson on May 30, 2022
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Should we make it a noteworthy thing to complete a – Summer Home Detox? In this blog, I will be sharing why the home deserves a revamp or refresh for the summer too! 

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Okay, well here it goes, it’s almost summertime and we typically give all the praises for spring cleaning but what about the summertime.

Well if you feel that this could be a thing or is a good idea, let’s categorize the 4 items that need to be a focal point: air, gas, water, and dirt. These are all items that affect the healthiness and well-being of your home environment. Listen, refreshing your space is so good for the mind and overall health. Just saying! I will simplify each of these elements with respect to detoxing home living below:

#1 Air

Here are a few things to that will definitely help out with allergies and make your summer home detox a success:

-Eliminate toxins by changing your filters to a HEPA air filter.

-Clean out air ducts at minimum, and try using an air purifier in bedrooms. Cleaning ducts is a huge items to complete if nothing else.

-Maybe you like the highly fragranced air fresheners or give a try natural essential oils, these can help make your air quality better.

#2 GAS

The best meals are made with gas cook tops. That was just a free throw to see if you were reading. Here are two tips that for my cookers:

-Check out the gas stove flames to make sure they are blue, yellow is a red flag and produces carbon dioxide

-If someone in your household has breathing problems or respiratory issues, replacing gas stoves with electric is a great alternative.

#3 water

Don’t leave out water as a part of your summer home detox. Let’s talk about a few ways to minimize pollutants that may be in drinking water:

-Try a good quality carbon filter to remove lead and chlorine from drinking water

-Shower filters are just as important due to the toxicity of chlorine when released into steam

-If you need a versatile option that is can be mobile try a water pitcher.

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#4 dirt

Lastly, I am just going to say nothing’s ever squeaky clean yet, we try so hard to make home an oasis. So below are a few tips to help with our number one contender, dirt. 

-Take your shoes off before entering the home to avoid bringing in pesticides and other contaminants. 

-Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to avoid bringing allergens back into the air

-Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils on a microfiber mop when you mop

-Don’t ignore the dust bunnies in hidden places, getting rid of them also minimizes respiratory problems in your household

-Try switching out harmful cleaning products with eco-friendly green products, this will not only benefit you but the environment as well!

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What do you think? Can this be a thing? Sometimes you just have to refresh your space, ya know. Oh and don’t worry if you are feeling stuck. It happens to all of us, I just try to knock out 1 of the 4 a different day of the week. I am happy to help you put together some ideas if ya need me. I once saw a quote that said “People with great passion can make the impossible happen.” If this blog was helpful comment below. Enjoy detoxing your home!

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