Many times, it is easy to believe changing your health and well-being begins with changing your diet or exercise regimen. Making budget-friendly home modifications and repairs, however, is a wonderful way to improve your own physical and mental health. Begin by organizing clutter and minimizing it to prevent allergen build-up. Don’t be afraid to change up the layout of extra space in your home either to introduce more wellness into your routine too. With these budget-oriented adjustments, you can easily improve your own well-being.
Changes for Physical Health
Enjoying life and good health at home should not be disrupted by allergy irritations. Often times, soft fabrics such as carpets, linens, and pillows can harbor allergens like dust, pet dandruff, and more. While there are several budget-approved ways to keep your home clean and your allergies at bay, those with severe allergies may find it best to simply have carpets removed. What’s more, keeping clutter to a minimum and bare walls and floors can also make it easier to clean your space to be rid of excess dust too.
For a thoroughly clean home, invest in proper tools such as dust-trapping sweepers, a good vacuum, and an excellent air purifier. The right cleaning products will make sure you get rid of allergens without spreading them around the house or into the air as you clean. To help you save money, look for savings on air purifiers and vacuum cleaners through deal websites like Rakuten, which can earn you cash back when you make online purchases.
Other budget-friendly cleaning tips for an allergen-free home include overlooked nooks and crannies. For example, try cleaning the exhaust fan in the bathroom or changing out the air filters. Get into the hard-to-reach places such as the tops of fan blades with a paint roller wrapped in dryer sheets for a fresh scent and no more dust floating around.
Improvements for Emotional Health
Once your home is a haven for physical health, it is important to convert it into a welcoming, calming environment for balanced emotional health as well. Consider what you enjoy most when trying to unwind and relax after a long, stressful day. Hobbies and practices such as reading, stretching, and meditation can be wonderful outlets.
You can also convert an empty space or second bedroom into your own library or studio. Having a reading room with plenty of light and a comfortable chair next to a wall of great books or a quiet place to meditate with an area for candles and other intention-setting items is a wonderful way to practice daily self-care.
Alternatively, think over going green in more ways than one. The addition of an environmentally-friendly outdoor space can also bring balance into your life, as nature has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Create a low-water landscaped flower bed for a quiet outdoor area that you can retreat to for some peaceful moments outside.
While dry streams can imitate water, putting a birdbath in the outdoor space can incorporate less water than a fountain while providing for wildlife at the same time. To add in more of the natural elements to your natural escape, think about building a sitting area with a chimenea for small bonfires with friends too.
In summary, try to keep countertops, walls, and floors clear of clutter and soft fabrics that can collect and harbor allergens that can irritate. Consider converting an existing space into a reading room, home yoga studio, or meditation space to incorporate more centering, wellness-based activities into your daily life.
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