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The Keys to Having a Happy and Healthy Home

Your home should be many things. It should look good. It should be comfortable. It should provide space for happy memories. And it should also be conducive to good all-around health. Though we don’t always think about it, our properties do have a health rating, and sometimes those ratings aren’t as good as they could or should be. There are plenty of things in the home that can compromise our physical and mental well-being if we don’t take precautions.

Happily, having a happy and healthy home isn’t all that difficult. In this post, we’ll run through some easy ways you can push your property’s health in the right direction.

The Keys to Having a Happy and Healthy Home

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Add Indoor Plants

In our view, every home should have plants. And not just one or two, but as many as you can handle. There are multiple benefits to having greenery in the house. For one thing, plants just look good. But they’ll also help to purify the air, which helps to improve the quality of air your family is breathing, and they’re also good for mental health, too. Who doesn’t like looking at a room full of green plants?

Deep Cleaning

You’ll be keeping with the surface-level cleanliness of your property. But there’s much more to your home than what’s happening on the surface. Those spaces behind your wardrobes could be a magnet for dust and other allergens that can impact the air quality of your home. So commit to deep cleaning every aspect of your property from time to time. It’s usually best to hire a professional to take care of those hard-to-reach spots, including your chimney if you have a fireplace; rather than managing the job yourself, visit and have a professional company do the job for you. As well as helping to make your home healthier, you’ll find that it’s just much better to live in a house that you know is clean from top to bottom.

Toxin-Free Products

Of course, it’s not just how often you clean your home that counts, but which products you use to do that cleaning. There are plenty of effective products on the market, but being effective doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good for your family’s health. It just means it’s good at killing germs. Instead of buying those cleaning products that come jam-packed with chemicals, look at all-natural alternatives. There are plenty on the market these days, and most are only marginally more expensive than chemical products.

Declutter For Your Mental Health

We’ve talked mostly about how your home will impact your physical health. But it’ll also impact your mental wellbeing, too. After all, our surroundings do impact our state of mind. One way people’s properties have a negative impact on their mental state is with clutter. If your property is overflowing with goods, then it’ll have a subtle but corrosive effect on your mental state. You can avoid this problem by periodically having a clearout, either by throwing away items you no longer need, selling them, or donating them to charity. It can also be a good idea to rent a storage unit to store those bulky items that you only really need on occasion. Trust us when we say that you’ll be much happier living in a clear, spacious property. 

Buy a Water Filter

Even if the water in your area is safe to drink, it can be worthwhile investing in a water filter. They’re not very expensive and they’re easy to install. How will it make your home a healthier place? Well, while your water might be safe to drink, that doesn’t mean that you’ll like the taste of it — and if you don’t, then you won’t be drinking as much as you should. If you have a water filter, then you’ll happily drink water all day long. 

Create a Cozy Reading Room

Your home should be a relaxing space. Alas, one modern trend — the rise of technology — threatens to disrupt that peace. It’s hard to really relax when you’re connected to the internet all day. It’s not realistic to think that you can get rid of your internet connection altogether. However, what you can do is create a tech-free room in your house. In this space, you’ll do nothing but read, write, do yoga, meditate, and listen to music. It’ll quickly become your favorite place in your house, in large part because of the positive impact it has on your mental well-being; there’s nothing like disconnecting for a little while, especially when at your own home. 

Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

12 thoughts on “The Keys to Having a Happy and Healthy Home

  • Some good tips. I have always loved to have plants in my home. Not only are they pretty to look at but they clean the air.

  • Tara Pittman

    Yes to toxic free products. Chemical fragrances trigger my asthma.

  • Your insights on creating a happy and healthy home were spot on! I loved how you emphasized the importance of balance and positivity. It’s like a roadmap to a better life at home. Great job!

  • Catalina

    I love the idea to create a cozy reading room! A lot of us loves to read and will appreciate this idea!

  • Yes to decluttering for mental health. Decluttering really helps improve our mood.

  • Zab Zaria

    This is a good list of tips. There is a lot of information here that I need to keep in mind. Your sharing is greatly appreciated.

  • These would be great steps towards feeling happier and healthier in your own home. I personally love the de-cluttering and having live plants the most because it’s freeing to feel like you have more space and to have something liven up your home inside its walls!

  • This is a great list of ways to make your home a healthy one. I definitely need to work on decluttering and adding plants to my living room.

  • These are good points to think about especially with the colder months coming up, and spending a lot more time inside. It is good to declutter and not have the anxiety associated with that.

  • I need to change my air filter. It’s been a bit since I’ve done that. But the air filter helps reduce allergens.

  • I think it’s about time for me to do some deep cleaning again. Thank you for the reminder. 🙂

  • Melissa Cushing

    Loving all of these tips and I absolutely love adding houseplants to every room of the home! They adda pop of color and help to keep the air purified and clean too!


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