As shelter-in-place orders have taken effect across the nation, you’ve probably taken to cleaning your home on a daily basis. While our nation fights a global pandemic, we all want the cleanest home possible—but what would you do if we told you your health and wellness could be at risk with all the toxic chemicals you’ve introduced to “kill” germs?
Today, we’ll discuss 5 ways to create a non-toxic home and still keep your family safe from the coronavirus outbreak!
Here’s How to Create a Non-Toxic Home
1. Read the labels on your products.
Have you ever pick-up your bathroom or kitchen cleaners and looked at the label? Often, you’ll see flags with words like “danger”, “poison”, and “warning”. Now, read the ingredients list. If you can’t pronounce the words on the list, they’re not natural ingredients—and you might want to put it back on the shelf. Harsh chemicals may “kill” 99.9% of germs, but is it worth it? Even if you keep strong cleaning agents away from kids and pets, they can still be exposed to the toxins left on surfaces around the home.
2. Choose fragrance-free, if possible.
Fragranced products certainly make a home smell delightful. And, who doesn’t want a freshly cleaned space to have a fresh fragrance? Unfortunately, fragrance in cleaning products or air fresheners can add to your home’s toxicity levels. Harsh chemicals used to make your cleaning products smell like fresh lemon or your dryer sheets to smell like cotton are often classified as allergens, hormone disruptors, asthma triggers, neurotoxins, and carcinogens. Choosing fragrance-free options can limit the number of chemicals being introduced into your space.
3. Dust regularly.
As a busy homeowner, parent, or working adult, you likely don’t pay much mind to dust—who has the time really? However, toxins in dust are always lurking in the shadows. Household dust can contain phthalates, flame retardants, and other toxic chemicals from the products around our houses, including your electronics. To avoid any health concerns and keep your home toxin-free, you’ll want to dust countertops, furniture, ceiling fans, and blinds regularly.
4. Open your windows.
Our bodies require fresh air on a daily basis. If you want to help your home become toxin-free on a budget, consider opening a window. Letting in a fresh spring breeze is one of the easiest ways to rid your home of stale air and freshen your space. Opening a window in a room where you spend a lot of time will also help to improve indoor air quality and rid your home of toxins.
5. Freshen your fabrics.
When was the last time you freshened your window treatments or washed your bedroom comforter? How about those duvet covers or decorative pillow shams? Freshening up your, often forgotten about, fabrics can help you eliminate extra dust and toxins that could be living unexpectedly in your window treatments and bedding.
How Budget Blinds Can Help During COVID-19
At Budget Blinds, we’re always taking steps to make the customer experience seamless. Our team is staying safe and staying at home, as requested by Governor Inslee—and we hope you are too. But, even during this challenging time, our team can help you select and style the perfect window treatments for your space...virtually!
Virtual consultations are available to take the stress off yourself and ensure your window treatment project is done right the first time. Simply call us at 425-263-9138 to set up a virtual consultation with one of our designers. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County’s updated policies surrounding coronavirus, follow us on Facebook.
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