Do You Have to Change Your Lifestyle?
Perhaps you agree that there are some questionable things that are allowed to be sold to consumers. You want to create a healthier home, but you are scared that you need to change your life to do it. Don't worry! Creating a healthy home does not mean having to give up the things you love or getting rid of everything you own.
Just Make an Easy Switch
The easiest way to get started on creating a healthy home is just to make some simple switches in items that you might not have that much of an emotional attachment to. For instance, switch out your harmful PVC plastic shower curtain liner for one that looks exactly the same, but is made with a healthier plastic. You can pick up a greener toilet bowl cleaner on your next shopping trip instead of the toxic, chemical-laden kind. Replace or clean an air filter. These are simple things to do that will have a definite impact on the quality of health in your home, yet you probably will not even notice the change.
Shop Where You Want
Choosing healthier products for your home does not mean that you have to change where you shop. Sure, there might be a few things that you need to buy at a specialty store or online, but for the most part, less-toxic versions of everything that you buy can now be found right along with their traditional counterparts. In the grocery store, green cleaners are right beside the conventional cleaners. Mass retailers offer organic bedding options in the same aisle as all of the other bedding. Garden stores usually have a section with organic fertilizers. Pet stores sell natural treats and chemical-free shampoos. Whatever aspect of your life that you want to buy a healthier product for, you can usually easily find it in major stores.
Shopping online is also a great way to stock up on nontoxic options without having to drive to stores on the other side of town or change your routine. At any time of the day, you can hop online and either have healthier options added to stores that you buy products from anyway, such as Amazon.com, or purchase from small specialty retailers that might not have the money to start a brick-and-mortar store with fancy advertising but who sell quality products nonetheless.
Inspiring Future Changes
With every small step that you take to choose a nontoxic product over another, you will come to see that it is not hard or complicated to create a healthy home for you and your family. Small steps can lead to larger ones when you see the results of a positive change. After successfully switching hand soaps, you might be inspired to switch your shampoo, too. When you see how much healthier your hair and skin look with a shower filter, you might be encouraged to install a kitchen sink water filter, as well.
You Don't Have to Do It All
Keep in mind that you do not have to make every healthy change possible. Some of the changes you might just not be able to do, such as removing carpet or buying only solid wood furniture. Other changes you might try hard to do, but you just don't seem to have much success. It is okay to not change your life completely. After all, everyone has special circumstances in their own lives. With every change that you make, though, the amount of chemicals and toxins that your body has to process will diminish, resulting in a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.