To create a lifestyle that is more in keeping with natural living, it’s important to do what makes you feel right. Sometimes, this might be a feeling about one product over another, even if you cannot directly point to the ingredients that you swore not to use. Other times, it’s just about making your home feel homely enough while avoiding overly commercial or harmful products.
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Here are some quick tips on making your home more comfortable while staying truer to natural living goals.
Make Your Clothes More Comfortable to Wear
There’s much that can be done with laundry at home to make it more comfortable to wear.
Start with using a natural laundry detergent that’s good for the environment and your skin too. Failing that, make laundry soap yourself to ensure only the right ingredients are included.
With fabric softeners, wool dryer balls are a great alternative if you cannot find a softener on the market that you agree with wholeheartedly.
Repel Insects from Your Home
There is nothing like pesky insects flying around after the back doors were left open to ventilate the kitchen. Most insect repellents contain unwanted chemicals and are a complete turn-off.
To get rid of insects, use a natural insect repellent. If you aren’t happy with the marketed ones, again, you can make your own. Insects don’t especially like oils, so creating an air spray from a small bottle filled with diluted tea tree oil, thyme oil or lemon eucalyptus oil usually does the trick.
Fix Hard Water Issues at the Faucet
Hard water plagues homeowners. Even the most expensive homes can suffer from it if the local water supply is particularly hard. It dries out the skin so much that it can crack if it isn’t regularly moisturized. And if you have kids, their softer and more sensitive skin is vulnerable to hard water too.
85% of homes have hard water but it doesn’t have to be this way. Getting a water filtration system in place that properly addresses hard water problems removes the distress once and for all.
Give Away (Or Sell) What You Don’t Need
A home is more pleasant when it isn’t so cluttered up with stuff. To many, possessions can feel like a proven success. In reality, it just makes our homes feel cramped and uncomfortable. We want to relax and stretch out, but it often just seems too small to do so.
To avoid moving to a larger home or staying with the cramped feeling, sell or FreeCycle what you no longer need and would like someone else to make use of. Selling or giving away possessions avoids other people buying new when they can find less costly previously owned items they’d be perfectly happy owning. As such, it serves the environment well due to less industrial waste and the use of landfills too.
There many different conventional and unconventional ways to make your home comfier in a natural way. This is just the start. What additional ideas do you have that we can share with our readers? Comment below.