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Tiny Threats In Your Home

Tiny Threats In Your Home

They say your home is your castle. That might be true, but there are always tiny intruders, hidden in the most unexpected places.They can easily make your life intolerable if you do not eliminate them before they influence your life. We do not want to let that happen, so here is a list of hidden tiny threats in your home you might have underestimated or ignored before.

1. Allergens

Allergens are everywhere. If you do not feel well, it might turn out that they are the ones to blame. Have you been sneezing and coughing for quite a while without any visible causes? Perhaps you should blame the dust mites that hide in your bedroom, right inside the mattresses and pillows. Or your fluffy cat, for carrying around animal dander. Not to mention, the mold from moisture or food allergens can be dangerous for your health as well. If you simply keep your apartment (or house) clean and dust-free, you might suddenly realize that your physical state turns out to be much better than before. If you limit or stop the intake of food allergens, you will help your own body a great deal and start feeling in much better shape.

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2. Bacteria

The second important hidden threat is, well, germs. Now, if certain allergens might be more dangerous to people with special conditions (for example, to ones with asthma), then germs are a threat to every single inhabitant of the household. If you wish to protect your loved ones, you better clean up all the places where most germs hide, at least every week – and that is not to mention grand cleanings every month. All you need is cleaner-disinfectant (either homemade or not) and lots of patience. It will pay off eventually. The members of your family begin to get ill much less than before, for their immune system will be strengthened thanks to your efforts.

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3. Junk food

You might be wondering – how is junk food a tiny threat? Millions of people neglect the danger of savoring hot dogs and hamburgers instead of nourishing, healthy food. The temptation can be such a part of everyday life we might not even notice it. If your body slightly shifts its shape and you don’t like where it is all going, if your children refuse to eat anything but pizzas, candies and chips, if your loved one eats fast food during their working day and after it’s over, perhaps it’s high time to limit the consumption of the junk food in your home.

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4. Electromagnetic waves

It’s hard to imagine our lives without laptops or cell phones. They are among the most useful inventions – we use them for work, education, entertainment and, of course communication. There is a computer and a cell phone in almost every household in developed countries nowadays. But the fact that these items are common does not mean that they are completely safe. They give off electromagnetic waves that might influence our health in a bad way by causing multiple illnesses, including cancer. It’s almost impossible to give up using these things nowadays – we need them for personal and work purposes. But you should at least try and limit the amount of time per day you spend on your laptop and talking on the mobile phone.
These tiny threats, waiting for you in your home, are all very different, but all can influence your life in an unpleasant way. Don’t just wait for the consequences to come – be smart, take your time and remove all of the dangers or make habit adjustments before they get to harm you and your loved ones.

Featured photo credit: Danger/Shawn Carpenter via flickr.com

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Last Updated on July 18, 2019

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

1. Make the Windows Your Own

When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

2. Put up Some Art

If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

3. Improve the Aroma

A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

6. Improve Your Air Quality

One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

7. Fill it with Plants

Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

8. Change the Doorknobs

Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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10. Fresh Cut Flowers

You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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