The start of a new calendar year is a great time to take stock and hone in on unhealthy habits and the things that weigh us down. Many focus on detoxifying the body, but the New Year is an equally great time to focus on a detox of the home. After all, home is where the heart is, and it should be treated as a sanctuary for body, mind, and soul.
In the spirit of the seasonal refresh, we’ve put together some simple tips and tricks you can embrace to help you detox and cleanse your home to start the year off right.
Spring cleaning? Try New Year cleaning. The process of decluttering and simplification can help clear the slate, making space mentally and physically for change and growth. Start small—choose one area or one room, and build on the momentum from there. Need a little extra inspiration? Maybe share your goals and progress with friends, then have a swap with any items you don’t want anymore. One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and the power of a shared experience and shared goals will help you reach yours.
Take inventory of your household cleaners and consider switching to greener alternatives that are both better for the environment and better for your health. DIY cleaning concoctions are a great way to take things to the next level—experiment with vinegar or baking soda based mix-at-home solutions for cleaning alternatives that’ll help keep your home sparkling and your budget on point.
Keep It Clean
Getting rid of dust and grime will help detox your space, and adding fresh air to the mix will help keep it that way. Therefore, focus on natural air fresheners like green plants, and use products like baking soda to efficiently remove bad odors from the air. Fresh flowers and herbs can add a pleasant and light fragrance, a natural alternative to chemical-filled scents and air fresheners.
Once you’ve pared things down, treat yourself to a little in-home self-care. Then, shift the vibe in your environment by introducing items that will increase your peace and serenity—art, greenery, a beautiful new natural scent. Whatever your pleasure, reward yourself and lock in the positive vibes, making your home your sanctuary for the year ahead.