Spring is Here! Get Your Home and Your Mind Ready
Spring is the perfect time to clean house — both literally and figuratively. As you emerge from winter hibernation, here are some tactics to help both your health and your home get ready for the new season.
DO SOME DECLUTTERING
Clutter in the home has been linked to increased levels of anxiety. No, you don’t have to go full Marie Kondo. But why not get rid of clothes you haven’t worn in years, or donate the miscellaneous kitchen items you never use that just take up space?
GET HEALTHY KITCHEN TOOLS
As more fresh fruits and veggies come into season this spring, make sure you have the kitchen tools needed to take advantage of fresh produce and eat and drink healthier. This could mean upgrading to a high-quality blender or getting a juicer.
CARVE OUT AN EXERCISE CORNER
If getting in shape is a priority for you this year, reorganize and find a corner of your home that can be dedicated to exercise. Outfit it with a yoga mat, some hand weights, and a medicine ball. You could position it near a television so you can more easily to workout DVDs or YouTube videos.
CLEAN YOUR AIR VENTS
It’s easy to forget they’re there, but do some spring cleaning and wipe down those dusty air vents. This will keep your home tidy and can help relieve allergy and asthma symptoms this spring.
GET A HEPA FILTER
If you really want to treat your respiratory system, get a plug-in HEPA filter. These suck up allergens, molds, and even viruses and bacteria around your home to help keep you breathing healthy.