Having a clean home is important for gut health. Spring is the perfect time to spring clean, detox your home and get rid of clutter. Not only will it make your home look better, but it can also help you feel more relaxed and peaceful. To that end, dust and other debris can carry bacteria that can cause intestinal distress. By keeping the home clean, you eliminate harmful bacteria that could otherwise negatively impact your digestive system. So where do you start? Here are ten simple steps to spring clean and detox your home.
Get an Air Purifier
In addition to regular cleaning and dusting (which we’ll get into below), investing in an air purifier can help keep your home healthy and clean. Air purifiers help trap dust, mold, bacteria, and other airborne particles that can contribute to poor gut health. AirDoctor is an air purifying system that contains an ultra Hepa filter which filters out particles as small as 0.003 microns, meaning it catches even the smallest of viruses and other particles! It’s the one I always recommend!
Get a Water Filter
Water purifiers remove impurities such as lead and chlorine from tap water so you can be sure you are drinking the most pure form of water possible. We have to drink water to survive and the fact of the matter is, it’s almost impossible for public drinking water to be free of contaminants. Also, since most drinking water is transported in plastic bottles, this presents the risk of chemicals and microplastics seeping into the water. For these reasons, I recommend investing in a water purifier. I highly recommend AquaTru since it filters the widest range of particles out of all of the options on the market! There are other good options on the market, but this is the one I chose for my family after extensive research.
Spring Clean and Declutter Your Space
The next step in spring cleaning is to declutter your space. This means getting rid of anything that you don’t need or use anymore. It can be overwhelming to tackle a big project like this, so start small by going room by room. Focus on one area at a time, such as the kitchen or bedroom, and sort through each item one by one. If you haven’t used an item in over a year, chances are you don’t need it anymore. Donate items that are still in good condition or recycle them properly if they are not usable anymore.
Clean Out Closets
The next step is to clean out closets and drawers. Closets often get neglected during regular cleaning sessions. This is because they tend to be out of sight, but they can become cluttered quickly! Take everything out of the closet and sort through the items one by one. Get rid of anything that doesn’t fit or that hasn’t been worn in over a year. Then, organize what’s left into neat piles on the floor according to category (e.g., tops, bottoms, shoes). Put back only what you really love or need—this will help keep your closet tidy all year long!
Deep Clean Rooms
Once you’ve decluttered and organized each space in your home, it’s time for a deep clean! Start with a general dusting session using microfiber cloths or an electrostatic cloth duster on all surfaces—including furniture, shelves, baseboards, lampshades, etc.—to remove built-up dust particles from the air. Then move onto vacuuming carpets and rugs; washing windows; scrubbing floors; wiping down walls; disinfecting bathrooms; mopping hardwood floors; etc. Finished tackling each room individually? Give your whole house an extra spruce up with some natural cleaners like baking soda or vinegar for added freshness!
Spring Clean the Windows
Dust and dirt can build up on your windows, preventing light from entering your home and making it look dull. When you are doing that deep clean, take some time to wipe down all of your windows with a damp cloth or window cleaner to let the sun shine in.
Vacuum and Dust
Vacuum and dust your home regularly using a vacuum with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. This will capture small particles like dust, pet dander and pollen that can cause sneezing, coughing, or other breathing problems.
Wash bedding weekly in hot water to get rid of dust mites and other allergens. Washing bedding weekly is a great way to ensure your sleeping environment stays clean and healthy. Bed sheets and pillow cases can collect body oils, sweat, dead skin cells, dust mites and other allergens that can cause skin irritations and respiratory problems. Washing these items regularly helps prevent buildup of any harmful bacteria or dirt that could be detrimental to your health. Additionally, regularly washing bedding can help keep it looking fresh and new for longer. Finally, washing your sheets and pillow cases weekly gives you the chance to enjoy nice smelling linens all the time.
Spring Clean the Bathrooms
Clean bathroom surfaces with natural cleaning products like vinegar or baking soda for disinfecting without harsh chemicals. Branch Basics is my go-to brand for cleaning products because their products start from concentrate which is good for the environment and, unlike some nontoxic products out there, they get the job done and don’t leave behind residue. Since making the switch more than a year ago, we have saved money, noticed our home is cleaner and have felt reassured by the quality of their non-toxic product!! It’s made with ingredients that are free of VOCs, phosphates, dyes, synthetic fragrances, and other toxic chemicals.
Get Some Plants
Plants are good for your house because they improve air quality, reduce stress, and add aesthetic charm to any space. Plants can purify the air by removing toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide. They also produce oxygen which helps to create a more breathable atmosphere indoors. Studies have shown that having plants in your home can reduce stress, promote relaxation and improve your mood. Lastly, plants make any room look more inviting with their vibrant colors and unique shapes. There’s no better way to add life to a space than by bringing in some potted plants! From small succulents to tall foliage plants, there are a variety of options to choose from that all provide different benefits.
Get to Spring Cleaning!
When you spring clean, know it is an important part of maintaining a healthy living environment for yourself and your family. By following these ten simple steps—decluttering spaces, organizing closets and drawers, and deep-cleaning rooms—you’ll be able to create a healthy home environment that’s free from toxins while also boosting overall productivity levels! Plus, who doesn’t love coming home after a long day to an orderly space?
Some people may be skeptical about the impact of a clean home on gut health, but the proof is in the pudding: studies have shown that having a clean home can significantly reduce inflammation associated with digestive issues. With all this in mind, it’s easy to see why taking steps to maintain a clean living environment is so important for gut health. Regular cleaning and dusting along with air purifiers and water purifiers can help remove bacteria, mold, and other particles that can negatively impact your digestive system. Taking the time to keep your spring clean will ensure your gut remains healthy and functioning optimally.
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