Living a more natural life is about more than just making better food choices and unplugging the electronics when they are not in use. Just like you can purchase personal items that are made from more natural ingredients, so too can you take care of all of your other household needs in a more green manner.
Your green home makes it easier for your family to breath. A couple other things that can help your home be healthier are aromatherapy and having some plants around. Plants can remove toxins from the air, especially ferns and a few other choice greens.
Dust is full of allergens, and dead skin. It’s kind of gross, if you think about it. Keeping the dust out of your home is a challenge, but it’s one that doesn’t need nasty chemicals. Just grab yourself a feather duster (all natural) and dust on a daily basis.
While you can use a dust repellent, make sure you look for something that contains natural ingredients. With a few simple ingredients you can also make your own dusting spray at home.
There are some excellent companies out there that make natural cleaners that are safe for your home and for your family. When it comes to light cleaning, you can simply use a mild cleanser and some warm water.
There are plenty of natural cleaners you can make at home too, with simple ingredients you probably already have. Peroxide is a great stain remover, and so does lemon juice. If you need something to scrub harsh stuff up, leave the cleanser to the side and try some salt.
It is far easier to clean an organized home that it is to clean one that looks like a disaster. Obviously with children it can be harder to keep a home organized, but if you give them places to keep their items organized it can be a huge help.
It’s easy to keep a home organized if you have a place for everything. Consider having storage bins, book shelves, and dressers where everything can have a specific and organized home.
A clean home is less likely to have pests, like dust mites and cockroaches. However, no matter how tidy your home is mice can move in, and so can fleas if you have pets. There are natural ways for pest control, but if you have problems getting rid of your rodents you’ll need to call in the pros.
It can help to make sure you keep food in airtight containers, avoid sink leaks, and keep cracks sealed where mice might be able to get into your home. They want the same things you do, food, water, and a warm place to sleep.