Minimalist is becoming a trendy term and a well-embraced and followed lifestyle and habit. I myself love many parts of the minimalist approach. As my kids get older and I rid myself of their “stuff”, I find the idea of managing fewer physical objects and opting for simplicity where I can incredibly refreshing.
This approach doesn’t mean you have to sell all your belongings and move into a tiny house. Instead, change your living with a few of the basic fundamentals from a minimalist lifestyle and you’ll see the impact on your indoor environment as well.
But there’s more to the minimalist lifestyle than simply fewer possessions, from what I can see in my own life, the effects of this practice have created a healthier space for me and my family. As I make strides ahead in my own household, I see my family (and especially my kids) benefiting from fewer “things” and less stuff. I also have embraced the idea of “Simpler is Better” from my beauty routine to my kitchen. Products with fewer ingredients, and often times homemade products have slowly replaced my store-bought extra-long-shelf life products. These simpler products contain safe ingredients that aren’t polluting my indoor air. Let’s take a look at all the ways a minimalist approach to homeownership is helping many create healthier homes.
Spring is here and it is definitely showing. Just the other day my kids and I went for a bike ride down our street, but we only made it four houses down because every single neighbor was out and ready to catch up. This season is such a blessing and allows our bodies fresh air and more sunshine. But the same can be true for our houses. In many homes it’s a great time to hit the refresh button and set up some healthy habits for your home’s environment. It’s a great opportunity to give our house some TLC after it too has suffered the long winter of being closed up and shut in
Houses are SO big and have so many systems, that there are MANY ways to check on and maintain your home. I find spring is a great time for cleaning out and planning some outdoor projects for the warmer months. It’s also a time to check places that have been covered in snow. Whatever you choose to do, keeping the healthy indoor environment in mind will help you create a healthy space for your family.
I love researching and finding new ways to be healthy in my home. And some of the best resources I've ever tapped into are other blogs and websites that offer tons of ideas and links to solid research studies about the affects our indoor air and indoor environment has on our bodies.
Below are some of the websites I regularly visit and send my clients to when they are looking for even more information.