Simple Tips to Create a Pure Home

(Family Features) When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

Creating a pure home environment doesn’t have to be something that is done all at once. You can gradually integrate new habits and better-for-you products for cleaner living. Get started with these ideas:

Eliminate clutter. A cluttered room isn’t just unattractive; it can also affect your state of mind. Toss unnecessary items and organize what remains for a space that is both functional and soothing. 

Stop dirt in its tracks. Using a floor mat at every door will help trap debris carried in on shoes from outdoors. You can take another step to help keep dirt and germs safely outside by asking all who enter the home to remove their shoes at the door.

Use personal care products with minimal additives. These days, there are a variety of personal bath and beauty care products with gentle formulas to choose from. For hand soap, look for a dye-free, alcohol-free formula such as Softsoap Pure Foaming Hand Soap. The gentle formula effectively cleans and purifies hands and has 100 percent natural fragrance, in Fresh or Lemongrass scents.

Keep air clean. When weather allows, there’s nothing like wide open windows to freshen the air throughout your home. However, that can invite allergens and dust. Keep your air quality high by regularly replacing the filter in your furnace and having ducts cleaned periodically. An air purifier can also help remove allergens and other offenses from your home.

Stock the fridge and pantry with healthier snacks. Snacking can be good for you and your family if you keep healthy foods on hand for when the munchies strike. While a treat now and then isn’t necessarily a bad thing, keeping snacks such as granola bars, mixed nuts, unsweetened yogurt and cheese and crackers on hand instead of potato chips and sweets can help lead your family toward a healthier snacking routine and better eating habits.

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