Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Top Five Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

Decluttering your home can seem daunting, but it’s actually a lot like exercise. Once you start, you feel better, and you want to keep going. Getting your home decluttered means that everything you have in your space is something you find valuable, and this is good for your spirit and your mind. The Early Steps: Make One Decision The first step in decluttering your home is to start with a focus in just one room. Take multiple containers with you into just one room. You will need  a bag for trash a box for things you want to donate a […]

5 quick tips for improving the airflow in your home

(BPT) – With COVID-19 cases up in most parts of the country families are weighing the pros and cons of gathering. Experts encourage maintaining a steady flow of fresh, quality air within your home to help slow the transmission of coronavirus. Proper air circulation is crucial in any home, because airflow regulates temperature and creates a more pleasant and safe breathing environment. By contrast, poor air circulation can actually endanger your health. In fact, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often two to five times higher than outdoor levels, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Here’s how to improve […]

This New Alexa Feature allows Families to Safely Care for Loved Ones at a Distance

This New Alexa Feature allows Families to Safely Care for Loved Ones at a Distance

(BPT) – This year, more Americans are providing ongoing caregiving, with many having started their role as caregiver since the COVID-19 outbreak or providing care specifically because of the pandemic. Caregivers are looking to strike that balance between ensuring their elderly friends and family are safe and healthy while letting them maintain their independence. Yet, the need to limit contact by social distancing or self-quarantining has disrupted the ability to provide the hands-on care our loved ones deserve. For that reason, families are looking for ways to help make remote caregiving easier. There’s now an option for both the family […]

3 healthy home projects to improve indoor environmental quality

3 Healthy Home Projects to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality

(BPT) – How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and wellness of the people who live in the home. If you’re curious how to improve your home’s IEQ, here are three key projects to consider: 1. Hydronic radiant heating systems Conventional forced-air systems push heated air through ductwork in the walls and ceilings. […]

3 ways to boost eye health amid virtual learning

3 ways to boost eye health amid virtual learning

Whether students are attending class in person, virtually or a hybrid version of both, there’s one thing everyone has in common: a lot more education will be happening digitally. Screens are a valuable tool in education, but they also can have health implications, including stress on the eyes. Students of all ages are spending more time on computers, tablets and phone screens in general, but COVID-19 has accelerated this use. In recent months, screen time for kids has increased by 500% as virtual learning was introduced and parents continue to work from home. This is having a direct impact on […]

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Upgrade your space without breaking the bank

Whether you rent or own, a happy home means finding distinctive ways to continuously improve your space. A full renovation or re-design can be pricey, but making your home feel fresh and current doesn’t have to be. We’ve thought through cost-effective solutions to make your home a place you love. Upgrade your space without breaking the bank – (BPT) 1) Measure your moolah Understanding the budget is a crucial first step to any home project and money can be a sensitive subject. To conquer the awkwardness, download a finance app to get a sense of your spending habits. This will […]