Sunday, January 8, 2012

Your Health and Your Home Connected

One of the most important facets of your life is your health. We are constantly reminded through the media, magazine articles and from our doctors to make better lifestyle changes to improve our health. A good diet, exercise and a good night's sleep are the obvious contributing factors to a healthy lifestyle and certainly improve your mental health. When, however, was the last time your doctor asked you if you've organized your home? The last time you took a few hours to de-clutter? Your health and mental well being do go hand in hand with keeping a clutter free environment in your home. Here's some simple tips to get you started ~ 

  • Excessive piles of anything in your home are a haven for dust, mold and other allergens. Trapped dust in any home is not good for your respiratory health. Go through the piles of magazines, clothing and even toys where germs can be multiplying and toss or donate what you don't need! 
  • Not having a designated area for your everyday items as simple as your car keys will bring on the stress in the a.m. when trying to get out the door. Start your day the right way and be sure coats, keys and even shoes are always in the same spot. 
  • Losing track of mail due to pile ups all over the home can also bring on the stress if important paperwork goes missing. Use a letter holder or basket to keep mail together. Sort it out the minute you begin to go through it. Check out a past post on ways to control the clutter!
  • The kitchen is the most used room in the home, keep it clean and organized! You want to be able to find what you need on a whim, have fresh food in the fridge and have clean counters. The kitchen is also the best spot to utilize a dry erase board and calendar keeping everyone up to date on everyday tasks and appointments. An organized schedule will allow you to feel less stressed. Additional kitchen tips here!  
 We all want to walk through the door after a long day and feel as though we can continue to be our best selves in our homes. It's where you begin the day and end the day, so what better place to start than at home?  Make it your sanctuary, the most peaceful place you know...

Want more tips and ideas on organizing and creating a clutter free environment? Have anything to share? Follow my blog or find me on Twitter @laugia. Just click on the Twitter link above! Or like this link on Facebook!   



For those of us who live in cold climates, it's a good idea to keep all the warm hats, gloves, etc. handy to the door. When you're in a rush, it's too tempting to run out without dressing warmly, which can also be a health risk.

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