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Clean Air in Your Home_How to Keep your Family Healthy

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Faviola the CEO Hustler

Sheila Olson, Blog Contributor

Faviola the CEO Hustler

By FAVIOLA VALENCIA

Clean air is important for our health, but we often associate it solely with the outdoors. Pollution of all kinds can be found across the U.S., although more and more people are making an effort to reduce their consumption of fuel and energy in order to offset the effects of global warming. However, air pollution can also occur inside the home, creating issues related to mold, bacteria, dust and mites. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that your house has the cleanest air possible through cleaning and the removal of pollutants.

 

One of the most overlooked air quality issues in a home is often the filter for the HVAC system. When the filter isn’t changed for a period of time, dust, debris, pet hair and even pollen can become trapped inside and blow right back out into your home as it gets full. Changing your air filter once a month — especially during the spring and summer, when outdoor air quality is often the worst — can help you keep your family safe and healthy.

“Always do what you love and remember to #bossupandrise”

Remove and prevent mold

 

Mold is a pollutant that can cause lots of problems if left untreated, from asthma to a chronic cough. If you use a rubber-backed bathmat on the floor, hang it up after each use to air dry and wash it often. Keep an eye out for standing water in the basement especially after it rains, and make sure the hot water heater is in good shape. For more on mold and its dangers, read on here.

 

Add some plants

 

Indoor plants are great for improving air quality, and they won’t break the bank, either. As a low-cost, easy-to-care-for option, you can place aloe vera plants around a room to help boost the oxygen levels and add some color. Just make sure you choose plants that are safe for pets and children and keep them out of reach out of an abundance of caution.

 

Dust and vacuum regularly

 

It can be difficult to stick to a schedule of cleaning when you already have so much on your plate, but dusting and vacuuming regularly will help you keep the air clean and reduce allergies for yourself and your family members. This is especially important if you have pets, as their hair and dander can contribute to the air quality in every room they’re in. Shake out carpets outdoors, and don’t forget to clean the furniture, especially if your pets lounge on it.

 

Use the A/C

 

You may be tempted to save on your utility bills in the spring and summer by leaving the windows open for fresh air rather than turning on the air conditioning, but you’d be surprised at how much that can change the quality of your home’s air. Pollen, spores and bugs can come in through open windows, leaving you vulnerable to allergies and sticking to your carpets and furniture. Some fresh air is fine, but using the A/C as much as possible will help eliminate some of those allergens.

 

Having clean air in your home is imperative when it comes to keeping your family healthy, and it doesn’t have to be stressful. Look for ways you can ensure each room in your house is clean and talk to your family members about how they can help.

So it’s so important to keep your home, office and surrounding areas clean especially for those with allergies, autoimmune disorder or medical conditions.

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The Remodel Nightmare

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How many of you dread remodeling?  OMG, never, in my mind did I think it was going to be so chaotic, draining and stressful!

So, last year with the rain my little homeshed office was damaged due to the rain and because I didn’t have the necessary funds to repair, of course, it got worse!  So, this year wanting and not wanting I had no choice but to get the repairs and remodeling on the way before the winter starts.  As you know with all the ongoing catastrophic events that we’ve had going on around the world, I obviously don’t want to take a chance and have it come crumbling down on me 🙁 that would NOT BE GOOD, right?!

As you can see the damage on the bottom, this little office was actually starting to tilt…OMG, right!!!  Don’t let the outdoors fool you, the inside is very, very nice and comfy, as you can see the old color was bright orange!

So, we decided to get the bottom repaired, reinforced, as well as getting the roof done, changing the door (provide me with

So, we decided to get the bottom repaired, reinforced, as well as getting the roof done, changing the door (provide me with some more lighting and outdoor vision), but I also did even more, I had them change the insulation and sheetrock to make it more energy-efficient and of course to SAVE SOME $$$ MULA!  Times are still hard, but without an office, I can’t WORK! I also changed the inside color as well, I made it a more neutral color, so that it can match my white, gray, Paris, Shabby Chic decor 🙂   Having your own personal workspace makes a huge difference, right?!  At least, for me, it makes a big difference!

So, what do you think?  Do you think, it’s coming out good??? So, what I realized is that making repairs and maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive.

Originally, I was going to do (2 front windows and a glass door), but that was going to cost me about $400-$600 bucks just on the material (And, it wasn’t even the nice expensive stuff)…So, we kept shopping around and my husband suggested that I do a wide french door, which it would still give me the view and lighting that I was looking for, so we started to shop for that and guess what? I found a door for under $350.00 on SALE at Lowes (+) I found a professional laborer who installed it for $250!!!

We also SAVED on the paint because we had a 5-gallon bucket that we had used for the inside of our house years back 🙂

The sheetrock and insulation, we found it on SALE at Home Depot and for labor, I was able to SAVE some $$$ because my hubby and kids were able to install and handle this task using Youtube 😉 Yeup, it came in handy!

SHOP AROUND AND DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE AND TRUST ME, YOU WILL FIND WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR PROJECTS!

So, I will post new pictures once this task is complete, so stay tuned for the final finish!!!

As you’ll see on my Featured image, I finished the make-over New Paint and Flooring compared to what I originally picked!

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