As we head into the year 2022, many of us find ourselves at home more often as we spend time with family and work remotely. It is comforting to spend time under our own roof, but sometimes this familiar atmosphere is not so healthy. If that is the case then it might be time for a change. Here at David Steele & Associates, we want nothing more than for you to be happy in your home, so we have come up with some changes that you can make around the home to live the healthiest lifestyle possible, regardless of what your situation may be.
If you find yourself sneezing and wheezing when you’re relaxing at home, then it may be that your allergies are acting up. Luckily, there are many tricks that you can try to calm your sinuses. For instance, a common culprit is older carpeting that houses excess dust that can stir up when you walk through the room. Some carpets are made with volatile organic compounds which can also trigger allergies. If carpet is the culprit then consider having it replaced.
Pests like cockroaches and mice are also well-known allergens. You may not realize that you have these critters in your home but if you think they might be the culprit then set out traps so you can stop the threat. If it continues then hire a professional exterminator. Possibly the most common culprit is mold which can grow within your walls or appear via moisture in your roof. If you cannot pinpoint the source of your allergies, then bring in a professional contractor to check these areas.
Create a Space to Relax
While most of us like spending time at home, if you have a full family or you run a business out of your living room, then it can be hard to decompress, so you should make one room in your house a dedicated relaxation space. You should modify this room with items that put you at ease, such as gorgeous artwork and motivational posters. This space could be used for short naps or you could stock it with your favorite books and make it into a reading room.
There are other cool items that you may not even realize can provide relaxation. For instance, plants are known to promote relaxation because the sight of vivid greenery brings us back to a natural place where our worries seem to slip away. On that same note, geodes are also a fantastic item that can promote peace. Geodes are awesome rocks that are filled with colorful crystals and minerals that are gorgeous to look at and their beauty can put you at ease.
You can also feel better when you’re at home by going green. When you know that you are helping the environment by changing your habits, you will not only sleep better at night, but you could save money in the process. For instance, you could install low-flow faucets and showerheads that get you just as clean while also conserving water, which helps your water bill. You can also beautify the curb appeal of your home by implementing low-water landscaping outside.
While you are working on your yard, you could also grow a garden. There are many benefits to gardening including the ability to grow your own healthy food. Not only is this food pure and delicious but having food at home eliminates the need to burn fuel to drive to the grocery store. On top of that, you will also get some great exercise as you maintain your garden. Then, of course, there are the mental health benefits of being around that glorious greenery while you work.
As you can see, there are many changes that you can make at home so you can be as happy and comfortable as possible. Consider the options above and make your house a better place. If you are in need of your personal dream home, then contact David Steele & Associates at 770-867-0055.