Cleanliness and health come in one package. However, not many Britons may be aware of this. In fact, a 2019 poll of 2,000 British adults revealed how we may be at a higher risk of illness because many fail to clean their homes properly.
3 in 10 respondents confessed to cleaning only when they saw visible dirt. Even then, this strategy fails to rid the home of illness-causing viruses and germs. We’re still reeling from the effects of the recent pandemic, and it’s especially important that every household does their part in ensuring a safe and clean environment.
With that, here are our easy tips that you can implement in your home.
Decorate with light colours
Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. Many homeowners actually design their interiors with medium or dark shades because they hide the dirt better. Lighter colours may unfortunately require more upkeep, which can be difficult to commit to.
However, choosing lighter colours doesn’t have to be a burden. Instead, lighter decor can keep you motivated to stay on top of cleanliness, and not allow the dust to build up.
Robot vacuum cleaners
Dusting all the time can be a real chore. The same 2019 poll shows how people will clean for an hour a week on average, and dedicate only 22 minutes to vacuuming or sweeping. This is the bare minimum.
This is when a robot vacuum cleaner comes in handy. Robot vaccums are capable of being programmed to run at specific periods. This rids of any dust before they can build up to the point of visibility, keeping your house clean without any extra effort on your part.
Otherwise, latest smart additions like that of the ILIFE V8s mean that you can keep them running even while you’re away on vacation or work, allowing you to return to a consistently clean household.
Invest in an air purifier
To then help with the germs and viruses, homeowners can consider investing in an air purifier. These ensure healthy home ventilation by capturing and neutralising contaminants in the air. This reduces the risk of developing respiratory infections.
However, air purifiers aren’t built equally. It is best to look for one with HEPA filter technology — such as the Blueair HealthProtect or the Philips AC3033 — that removes 99.7% of all particles larger than 0.2 microns from the air in your home. This includes mould spores, dust mites and pollen, all of which are difficult to remove via manual dusting.
Take advantage of nature
Supplement your cleaning efforts by embellishing your home with natural decorations of flora and fauna, which can look gorgeous paired with light coloured walls or furnishings. This decor has a dual purpose, as greenery can help improve air quality.
More recent studies have focused on air purifying house plants that also positively impact one’s productivity and wellbeing. The best ones can depend on your room conditions. However, general all-rounders that are easy to grow include peace lilies, zamioculcas zamiifolia, and devil’s ivy.
Switch to organic beddings
If anything, we want to rest comfortably on clean and soft surfaces. However, bed linens can too often become a combination of sweat, saliva, dandruff, dead skin cells, even food particles. This can create an optimal environment for germs to grow.
Fortunately, our organic fabrics are highly breathable, which can make them easier to clean. This also means that organic beddings come with natural antibacterial properties that wick away moisture. They’re highly durable as well.
These tips may look tasking, but they’re actually a worthy investment. Cleanliness is more than just aesthetics: it’s the key to a healthier, happier home life.
Exclusively written for https://foufurnishings.com by Anna Grace
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