Detoxing in the Spring isn’t just about your body and your health, but where you live as well. This is one of the reasons people like to do Spring Cleaning, which gives you a fresh start, a clean slate, and an organized home life. Below are a few simple ways to clean and detox your home and know that your lungs will thank you. Here’s to Happy Health Breathing! 🌬️
Welcome in Some Fresh Air
The first way to help detox your home is by airing it out. Open all of the windows, especially if there are screens on the windows, to let in as much fresh air as you can. As it circulates throughout your home, it’ll make it less stuffy, ushering in a clean and refreshing feeling. This also improves the smell inside your home, especially if you have been using the heaters all winter long. Here’s a bit of caution for allergy sufferers: Avoid opening your windows during high-pollen count days to avoid triggering allergies.
Another way to get cleaner air in your home in the spring is to change or replace air filters in your HVAC system and mobile units. Some of them will have air filters you can wash, while others are disposable and must be replaced. This includes inside your heating and air conditioning unit, and portable units like fans, portable air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. This would be a good time to also check the life of the filter if you have a home air purifier. Typically, these devices may come with a status light or display panel that can tell you if a new filter is needed.
Bring in Fresh Flowers and Plants
Spring is the perfect time to start bringing in the outdoors. In doing so, it serves multiple purposes: makes your home look beautiful, gets you into the spring spirit, smells great, and helps clean and clear the air. As long as you aren’t allergic, then some good plants and flowers for spring include lilies, daffodils, bergenia, primrose, and viola. Confirm its varieties/types with your local nursery.
Declutter Your Home
With spring cleaning happening this time of year, you might want to start by decluttering your home, which paves the way for deep cleaning. Decluttering isn’t just about cleaning up messes and putting things away, but also zooms in on deciding what no longer serves you and letting it go or giving it away. Go through each room of your home and firmly decide what to keep, what to throw away, and what to donate or give away. If you ever have to move or relocate, you’ll be glad you kept up this decluttering ritual.
Try Deep Cleaning
Deep cleaning is the next logical step, where you go beyond just cleaning the kitchen, vacuuming floors, and dusting furniture. Deep cleaning often includes washing the baseboard and trim, washing curtains and blinds, washing windows, and cleaning rooms that don’t get much attention, like the basement or garage. It is important to deep clean these areas at least once a year, though it might be needed more.
So there you have it, a few ways to declutter and detox your home environment. What’s your routine? How do you spruce up your home in the Spring? Feel free to share in the comments below. 🌞