Simple Strategies to Make Your Home Healthier
If you’re like many other households in the United States, you have been spending more time at home than you were before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. And considering that many of the changes instituted over the last 20 months will likely stay in effect for the foreseeable future, this could be an excellent time to make some healthy changes to your living environment.
If you’re looking for some home refresh ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Theresa Donley has listed a few key home improvements worth considering:
Make an Inviting Landscape
Let’s start with your property’s exterior—make sure your lawn and other landscape elements are in good shape. It’s essential to get one last mow in before the first frost. Just make sure you don’t mow too low; 2.5 inches is the ideal height to leave your grass for the winter. While you’re at it, take care of any yard clutter to give your lawn a tidy look.
Another way to improve curb appeal is to upgrade your garden (or plant one if you haven’t already). You should be able to enjoy tending to your garden, and people should be able to enjoy looking at it! If you do not have the expertise, time, or energy to beautify and organize your garden, you might consider hiring a professional landscape architect.
A landscape architect can determine what type of soil will produce the best results for your region and the specific location of your garden. They can even factor in sunlight to recommend plant types and positions. And if you do not know exactly how you wish for your garden to look, you can ask your architect to make a 3D rendering to remove any guesswork from your plans.
Keep the Air Pure
Now to the inside of your home: make sure you are fighting off air pollution. Keep up with how often you should replace your filters; some households can get away with changing filters every three months, while others require replacing them every month. Much of it will depend on how many people live in your home, your lifestyle, and whether or not you have pets.
You will also want to regularly and thoroughly clean all of your carpets and rugs, along with any other surfaces prone to collect dust. Moreover, there are many top-notch air purifiers on the market that can help to keep your home clean, and you could always add a few air-purifying houseplants to your interior design!
Reorganize the Fridge
Take this opportunity to organize your refrigerator. Take time to declutter your fridge and throw away any outdated foods that you have overlooked. Get rid of those unhealthy foods that you have been aspiring to remove from your diet as well! Then, fill your fridge with nutritious items with which you can prepare healthy meals for yourself and your family.
Create a Workout Space
Exercise is key to a healthy life, and your home is an excellent place to foster such a good habit. Consider carving out a space for your workouts, yoga, or meditation. Depending on what type of physical activity you enjoy, you may be able to get away with creating a small fitness area and include just a few items of gear and equipment.
If you want to put in a treadmill or home gym system, you might consider converting your garage or basement. Depending on your specific needs, you may need to hire a professional contractor to renovate the space so that you can get the most out of your home workout area.
Now seems to be the perfect time to refresh your living environment. Make sure your property has plenty of curb appeal, and don’t hesitate to hire a professional landscape architect to take it over the top. Take steps to boost the air quality in your home, and go through your fridge to replace any expired or unhealthy foods with nutritious alternatives. Lastly, take time to create a space that will facilitate your fitness routine. In no time, your home will be the healthiest place on the block!
Are you looking to buy or sell a home in Cody, Wyoming? Contact Theresa Donley, CRS today! (307) 899-5393