As we had mentioned in our last blog post, there are a lot of things that can affect the quality of your air. But we gave some simple suggestions on how to overcome some of those issues. We wanted to take a minute and expand on some of those points though.
- If you have to use cleaners, try something organic. And when we say organic, we don’t mean expensive. White distilled vinegar is a great option. And since we live in Florida, don’t forget that citrus makes a great cleaner as well.
- We love our pets, but we should keep them away from areas like our pillows, couches, and beds. Also, be sure to get a vacuum that is made for pet hair and dander.
- Formaldehyde is a common thing to be in newer furniture (really puts a damper on that new furniture smell). So if you buy new furniture, be sure to air it out first.
- Keep moisture to a minimum. Be sure to clean up spills quickly, have vent fans, and never leave standing water anywhere.
- Certain indoor plants can also help to absorb pollutants – and adds some green to your home too!
So making your indoor air better takes a few steps, but in the long run is well worth it.