You’re spending a lot of time at the house working away, but are you thinking about the air quality as much as your deadlines? You ought to be, for the sake of your health. Here are natural ways to improve the air quality in home.
Why Purifying the Air Matters
Air purification in the home is one of the best things you can do for your home office space. That is especially true when you’re spending so much time working indoors.
It’s important to find easy, natural solutions to improve the air quality you’re breathing so it is healthy and fresh. Not only are chemical-free air quality boosters better for the environment, but they’re also less likely to cause unpleasant physical symptoms.
If you’re committed to improving indoor air quality, you need to take a two-pronged approach: minimizing toxins and adding air-purifying elements to your home. Hiring a professional home air quality tester is usually a smart idea to get to the root of your air quality issues.
After all, you might even be feeling the consequences of poor air quality without realizing it. Breathing certain air toxins can trigger chronic symptoms like headaches, fatigue, respiratory issues and allergy symptoms. You might not even be connecting the dots that it’s the poor quality of the air you’re breathing every day.
Plants are a Natural Way to Improve Air Quality in Home
It’s hard to be perfect, but it’s important to at least try to reduce toxins naturally in whatever ways possible that you can. Strategically placing plants around your home and workspace helps clean the air by eliminating common household pollutants.
For example, some detoxifying plants include peace lilies, snake plants, spider plants, English ivy, Chinese evergreen and bamboo. When you incorporate specific types of plants with air-purifying properties like these have, you’ll start noticing the benefits not only to your health but also to your mood.
Other Natural Approaches
In addition to strategically buying houseplants, there are some super straightforward actions you can take to reduce the toxicity you expose yourself to on a daily basis. For example, checking the labels on products you use to avoid cheap, toxic materials.
Everything from mattresses to carpets can have off-gassing of toxins that accumulate over time. That can cause health issues.
If you can also take simple actions like reducing your shower time, eliminating cooking pollution, and dehumidifying properly, you’ll be in a great position to detoxify your space. Then you can feel good as you work, cook, and exercise at home.
Infographic on 12 Ways to Improve Air Quality
The infographic below from HomeAdvisor wonderfully sums up some of these air purification ideas and explains how to increase air quality through various elements, including houseplants.
1 thought on “How to Naturally Improve Air Quality in Your Home Office”
I agree wholeheartedly with you, Christy! Air quality definitely matters. We get exposed to so much in our day to day lives – indoors and out. Some of it we can’t control but a lot of it we can! When we can improve our health and our home, why not?
We are BIG lovers of plants here. It really is amazing how much health benefit they have. Plus, they’re so beautiful! What a win-win, right? 🙂
Orchids are probably what we have the most of, but we also love the ones you mentioned; snake plants, peace lilies (away from kitties!), a 15-20 year old spider plant and its offspring in various other pots around the home, and a lot more. Since we also have a small plant nursery business, plants are a big part of our lives. Thank you for sharing these with all of us! Hopefully people will begin to be more aware of just how incredible these gifts of life are to our lives.
Sending my love to you and yours always. You are amazing! ♥