Air quality in your home is extremely important to improving your breathing and the quality of your life. Here are some tips to help you breathe better.
Stay away from cigarette or cigar smoke. If you smoke, now is a good time to quit. Avoid secondhand smoke as well. Make sure no one smokes inside your home.
Remove clutter that can collect dust and make it harder to breathe.
Make sure someone vacuums and dusts. If you are doing it, wear a face mask so that you don’t breathe in the dust. Vacuuming is especially important if you have pets that leave fur or dander on the carpets and furniture.
Reduce your exposure to chemicals by using organic cleaners or natural cleaners, such as baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Open windows and keep the area well ventilated when cleaning.
Keep your bathroom and kitchen well ventilated to avoid damp conditions that encourage the growth of mildew, mold, and bacteria.