Every home must stay clean for the occupants to stay healthy. Whether you take pride in doing a weekly clean or don’t feel you’ve got the time, these five simple items will keep you and your home healthy.
Let’s dive in!
1. Rodent Deterrent
Whether you’ve just moved into a new house or lived in the present one for a long time, you must have an adequate rodent deterrent. It’s critical if you’ve heard some scratching at the walls or seen small rodent droppings on the counter or along the floorboards.
Unlike the cartoons, rats don’t sing, dance, or cook, but they spread many germs and diseases that can be highly harmful to humans.
How long does rat poison take to work? It’s a great question, and the good news is that you can find fast-acting solutions if you’re already dealing with an infestation.
If you don’t have any solution already, you’ll be one step behind fixing the problem. So always prepare by keeping a supply of deterrents so that should you need them, you can see to the problem quickly.
Rats are also a nuisance in spreading urine, unpleasant odors, and feces, so don’t let rodents ruin your health and well-being at home.
Having good air quality is crucial. After all, indoor pollution can have adverse effects on your health, including:
- Fatigue, headaches, and dizziness
- Heart disease, cancer, or respiratory disease
- Irritation of throat, eyes, and nose
But plants are here to help. Not only do they brighten up any house, but indoor plants are also an excellent solution to helping keep the air quality of your home clear. While they likely won’t purify the air to the same extent as an air purifier, they’re an excellent solution for anyone looking to make a change.
3. Shoe Stand
Your shoes bring a lot of dirt into your home. Many of the pathogens from the dirt can be harmful, so it’s best to keep them outside or just inside the front door of your house.
You’ll be more likely to remember to remove your shoes if the first thing you see is the shoe stand. So ensure you keep drug-resistant pathogens outside your house by gaining control over your space.
4. Water Filter
While most substances from your tap water aren’t harmful to you (chlorine and fluoride have been proven beneficial), it’s proven that your tap water won’t be spotless. For example, some lead and cryptosporidium (a germ) might still get through.
Filtering your water with an appropriate filter on your faucet or using a filtered water bottle is a great way to ensure you get the healthiest water possible.
5. Spare Bed Sheets
An extra bed set means you’ll never have an excuse not to change your sheets. With sweat, dirt, and shedding skin cells, changing your sheets is an absolute must, and an extra set of bed sheets will ensure you have what you need.
With these five affordable items, your house will be a space of happiness and health. While these items may seem like small changes, you’ll make a big difference by adopting them all.