5 Home Changes to Improve Your Quality of Life

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Following diets and exercise regimes can be hard, but they aren’t the only way to improve your health. By incorporating small changes to your home, you can improve your quality of life. Use the following simple yet effective changes at home to reduce stress in your life.

Declutter Your Home

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It’s time to downsize and get rid of some stuff. Excessive clutter can weigh you down and have a major effect on stress levels. Clutter can be distracting, and it’s often where chaos begins. Start on a smaller scale and pick one item of furniture you dislike or clothing you haven’t worn in a while, and simply just get rid of it. Give it to friends or family as a gift or even donate it. The gratification and feeling of relief will get you in the mood to get rid of everything you don’t need. 

New Coat of Paint

Ever feel like you’re living in a cave? Or that the walls are closing in on you? If returning to a home with poor natural light makes you feel wheezy, it’s time for a new coat of paint. Using fresh bright and vibrant colors to utilize natural incoming daylight is a great way to brighten up a space. Exposure to natural light in your home has been proven to enhance mood and energy by releasing endorphins into the body. Use environmentally safe paint products to reduce the level of toxins.

Install a Water Purification System

Water is the gift of life. Having freshly purified water on tap can drastically improve your quality of life. By installing a water purification system, you can remove chlorine and bacterial elements that live in your drinking water. Staying hydrated with purified water can keep the brain functioning at full capacity and give your body the healthy boost of energy it needs on a regular basis.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality can have a huge impact on health and well-being. By reducing contaminants and allergens in the air within a home, you can improve your breathing and lowering your chance of allergies or illnesses. This can be achieved through quality natural ventilation and allowing more fresh air into your home.

Upgrading your home’s ventilation to an HVAC installation can also greatly improve the quality of air being supplied to your home. An HVAC system along with reduced levels of air leakage in a home can eliminate the three signs of poor air quality.

Add Some Greenery to Your Home

We’re not the only living organism that reacts to natural light. Plants, like us, respond to natural light and can improve the quality of oxygen in a space. On top of this, these little green wonders can reduce carbon dioxide and airborne dust levels. Strategically placing plants around your home along with an environmentally safe paint job or installing an energy efficient HVAC system, are all great eco-friendly upgrades to improve your quality of life at home.

By implementing these small yet effective changes, you can make your home a healthier place to live and reduce any unwanted stress in your life.

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