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12 Ways to Detox Your Home

Sure, you can cleanse your body, but what about your home? The average household can contain between 500 and 1,000 chemicals. Give your sanctuary a clean sweep with these toxin-busting tips.

Crack a window.

Ventilate your place periodically to keep fresh air circulating. Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.

Avoid plastic.

Toxic chemicals can leach from wear and tear, as well as heat, on plastic. Try to replace plastic containers with glass or steel ones. And go easy on microwaving food in plastic.

Dust and vacuum often.

Dust bunnies attract chemicals and toxins. Vacuum your mattress and furniture often. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.

Leave your shoes at the door.

That way, you keep contaminants on the bottom of your shoes outside where they belong.

Ditch dryer sheets.

They can be loaded with all kinds of toxins such as ammonia – even the fragrance-free kind.

Air out dry cleaning.

Remove the bags from your laundered items asap to give chemical solvents from dry cleaning a chance to dissipate. Better yet, air them out outside.

Invest in microfiber cleaning cloths.

The weave grabs dirt instead of pushing it around.

Invest in air-purifying plants.

Many plants help purify the air. Good choices include rubber plants, spider plants and money plants.

Eat these organic fruits and vegetables when possible.

Some of the worst pesticide-covered culprits include apples, strawberries, grapes, peaches

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