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Six Easy Ways to Encourage a Natural Home

Six Easy Ways to Encourage a Natural Home- Are you living green? Try these decorating and cleaning tips to live naturally.

Hi there friends.  If you are an email subscriber or follow me on Facebook, you might have noticed that I’ve been talking about healthy living.

Even though I spend most of my time sharing DIYs, decorating tips, and organization ideas with you I do spend time trying to improve the way me and my family live.  So today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ways to have a natural home.

6 Easy Ways to Encourage a Natural Home and Live Healthier


 Add plants that purify the air.

Plants like aloe, peace lilies, and philodendron actually can help increase the oxygen levels and naturally detox your home.

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Before you run out to buy a new piece of furniture or decorating accessory, check out the thrift stores and craigslist or local ads.  Of course some items like mattresses and couches should be purchased new (unless you plan on reupholstering!). SONY DSC


Use chemical free cleaners.

I keep a spray bottle of diluted white vinegar on stand by to clean counters, bathrooms, spills, mirrors, and dust.  SONY DSC UpToDateInteriors-7-of-24-e1430215120978 SONY DSC

Replace bulbs with CFL bulbs.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs saves about 66% of energy and has a lifespan of approximately 10,000 hours.  A bigger investment up front but saves you money in the long run! SONY DSC

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Use nature as decor!

Nothing beats free decor and this is great way to create a seasonal vignette.   Collect your favorite flowers, seashells, and pinecones to display in your house. Foyer (13 of 14)
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Switch to organic sheets.

Cotton linens account for 25% of the world’s insecticide use.  Use organic cotton or bamboo sheets instead.


Have you tried any of these tips?  Do you have any favorite ways to encourage healthier and eco-friendly living?  Leave me a comment and let’s chat!

Thanks for stopping  by today,


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  1. I LOVE the idea of plants but I am TERRIBLE at keeping them alive, we have tried 3 different types of plants here in Okinawa (once we did herbs, once we did flowers and once tomatoes & Chillies) and the longest I have managed to keep them alive is….1 month!

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