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9 Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Your Home Healthier


A houseplant is an easy fix for cleaner air! Credit: Ada Be, Flickr

There are some times in life when cheap and easy is the way to be. So cheap and easy fixes for a healthier home? Sign me right up! We recently came across this amazing loft in NYC that features more than 75 amenities and innovations specifically to make the homeowner healthier. While most of us might not be able to afford whole-house air purifiers and floors that are made for maximum lumbar support, some of these ideas are totally easy to steal for your own home on the cheap.

Plant It

The “Wellness Loft” as it is called features large plants for “botanical filtration.” You can head to the local greenhouse (or Target for that matter) to easily add your own houseplants for the same effect. Incorporating certain common ornamental plants into indoor spaces has the potential to significantly improve the quality of indoor air, so try purple waffle plant, English ivy, variegated wax plant and asparagus fern, all of which have high rates for removing volatile organic compounds.

Read on for nine totally steal-worthy ideas for a healthier home! Erin

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