It’s fact: Clutter is bad for your mind, and bad for your wallet. It’s also bad for your health! If your living space is messy and cluttered you are living with other housemates! YES! Other housemates, besides your family and pets. A cluttered house is a haven for allergens that flourish indoors. And if you have indoor allergies, chances are that house dust and it’s components may be a contributory culprit. By decluttering and cleaning up your living space you will eliminate, if not minimize the presence of indoor allergens. Decluttering helps you and your loved ones breathe easier. And that’s GOOD NEWS!
Indoor allergens can be dust allergens, mold allergens and indoor pollen. Dust mites, cockroaches, and pet dander tend to be the biggest offenders of house dust. Mold allergens can be visible and invisible, and is a fungus that produces spores that float in the air like pollen. Ornamental plants and fresh cut flower can be harboring indoor pollen, but most it’s blowing in from the outdoors through open doors and windows, or brought in on clothing or pets.
Silk plants and flowers are often overlooked, too. These types of plants do not require regular watering care and can be often be unseen for the accumulation of dust. If you decide to keep this type of decoration in your home, it will require cleaning and dusting. To remove the dust you will need to wipe down the leaves. If there are too many leaves you will need to take it outside using an industrial blower or purchase an air spray can and apply. If there is an extreme amount of dust accumulated you may want to use a hose to rinse down the objects before bringing back into your home.
Dust in the house is a big issue for those with allergies. The less trinkets around the house makes the dusting easier, and you will be more efficient and organized. Everyone can breathe easier too!
The benefits of decluttering are far reaching past the aesthetic improvement and the mental health benefits. A physically healthy self will emerge, like a rebirth, as you continue to live in your newly DeCluttered environment.