There’s no denying that we’re all concerned about the cleanliness of the environment. Even the slightest sign of dirt or infestation has many of us running for the hills; but what about the conditions of the homes we live in? Would the condition of yours be up to an inspector’s standards? Even the biggest clean freaks can benefit from a reminder now and again to tidy up in ways we don’t often remember.

Rid your home of toxic cleaning products.

One of the best things you can do for your health is to eliminate any cleaning products that are full of harmful chemicals. They may kill bacteria, but they also leave behind dangerous toxins and fumes. There’s a wide variety of green cleaning product companies to choose from, or you could also make your own.

Clean areas you often forget about.

You might vacuum once a week (or once a month), wipe down kitchen and bathroom countertops, and sweep the floors, but how often do you clean your light switches, washing machine and dryer, and ceiling fans? These are all areas that we don’t necessarily think about, but that can trap a lot of bacteria.

Keep critters at bay naturally.

When bugs and rodents come around, we think that it must be our fault for leaving crumbs around or not plugging up cracks in the walls. These reasons could be a contributing factor, but it’s not necessary to run out and get the strongest anti-pest spray you can find. There are of other (simple) ways you can reduce the risk of unwanted pests finding their way in. For instance, try removing any standing water from around your property and spraying with vinegar.

Even the biggest clean freaks can benefit from a reminder now and again to tidy up in ways we don’t often remember. These tips can help you make sure your home is healthy, and that you’re healthier in return.

 

 

Conrad Smith

Your Real Estate Consultant
REALTOR®, BOLD, EcoBroker, CNE, CHRE, ILHM, KW Luxury 

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