According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be even more polluted than the air outside. Now that’s surprising! We spend the majority of our time indoors, according to research, which is all the more reason to start cleaning our indoor air. Continue reading for some tips on how to improve your indoor air quality without using chemicals.
Open Your Windows, Every Day!
It’s the simplest (and cheapest!) way to improve the quality of your indoor air. To reduce the accumulation of harmful air pollutants in your indoor air, open your windows for even five minutes a day. Consider sleeping at night with a window cracked open. (As long as you have bars and screens on your windows, that is. Safety first.) Always open windows in rooms you’re cleaning; the fresh air will contribute to the overall cleanliness.
Opt for Decor With Houseplants
Several types of houseplants remove common volatile organic compounds from the air you breathe. Indoor houseplants can aid in the improvement of indoor air quality. Spider plants, for example, can help reduce chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
Plant leaves and roots are used to remove trace levels of toxic vapors, such as low levels of carbon monoxide, from poorly ventilated buildings.
No Brainer Alert: Take Your Shoes Off
Pesticides, pollen, fungi, bacteria, and feces, to name a few, can all be found in the dirt outside. When you walk inside your house, any or all of that could be on the bottom of your shoes, so take them off or replace them with a pair of slippers. It will help keep your air, as well as your floors, cleaner.