Running a household imbued with lifelong health, safety, and happiness is not an easy task, especially if you have a couple of younglings to take care of, and a furry friend that doesn’t mind shedding and leaving paw prints all over the furniture. In fact, being a parent can be downright exhaustive if you don’t organize your personal and professional life, and adapt your living environment for day-long safety and health.
Don’t worry, these needn’t be expensive alterations, nor should you make any grand changes in your habits and routine, as there are just a couple of essential changes you need to make. Here’s what you need to know.
Build a culture of healthy eating
The road to a healthy household starts in the kitchen. Everything from the cookware you use to prepare your world-famous dishes, to the little healthy snacks you stock in your fridge such as organic apples and vitamin-rich vegetables, all of the elements of your kitchen need to portray an image of health and vibrancy.
First off, ditch the Teflon. Research has shown time and time again that Teflon products can leak hazardous chemicals under heat, and your kids should be nowhere near that stuff. Next, teach your family members about the benefits of a plant-based diet, and work towards ridding your kitchen of unhealthy meat and dairy products for good.
Keep it clean
You might have gotten away with using toxic proprietary cleaners before you had a family, you might have even skipped cleaning your living environment altogether, but all of that should be a thing of the past. Quite simply, there can be no room for chemicals in your home, nor can there be any room for dirt or untidiness.
Instead of using abrasive cleaners with hazardous ingredients, stick to natural, homemade cleaning products that you can make from ingredients lying around in your kitchen. Next, work to uphold and instill a culture of cleanliness in your home, and impart the importance of cleaning the living environment regularly to your kids.
Banish the silent toxins
There is no denying the fact that the air we breathe, even in the confines of our home, is filled with toxins and chemicals seeping in from the outside world. Let’s tackle that problem a bit later, and for now, let’s focus on the toxins that might…