We often consider the need to protect the air quality outdoors, but it is just as important and essential for us to protect indoor air quality. There are a variety of approaches that can be used to accomplish this goal. This is a process that helps both adults and children. Businesses should take this topic into consideration. It is a way to ensure the protection of their staff and clientele. Homeowners must also find ways to achieve this goal.

While some risks are simply unavoidable, there are some risks which we can avoid if we had the opportunity to make informed choices. Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about.

People spend most of their time indoors. The air within homes and other buildings can be more polluted than the outdoor air. Therefore, the risk to the health may be greater due to exposure to pollution indoors than outdoors. It is therefore important for you to make informed decisions that can help you to improve indoor air quality.

1. Purchase Air Filters

Air filters are used in residential and business structures. They are important tools when it comes to cleaning the air in a building. These filters can be purchased and changed on a monthly basis. This is especially essential for individuals with allergy issues. Make sure you try out with blaux portable ac.

2. Professional Carpet Cleaning

Many allergens and pollutants rest in the carpeting of an area. Regular vacuuming is important for cleaning efforts. Thorough professional cleaning can provide an extra form of cleaning. Many companies offer special services when it comes to pet treatment and allergens.

3. Furniture Cleaning

Your furniture doesn’t simply hold onto odors. It can also absorb germs, pollutants and pet dander. Cleaning upholstered furniture on a regular basis is very important. This is an effective way to improve indoor air quality in the home or the office.

4. Mop Floors

Hardwood floors, tile and other surfaces collect dirt and dust. These can be problem areas for keeping good air quality. Mopping these areas with non-abrasive products is a great approach. You will not only improve the air but apply care techniques to your floors.

5. Clean Walls

You may never have considered it, but your walls can also hold onto germs and pollutants. Cleaning techniques can prevent this and protect your air. There are appropriate cleaning products that do not cause harm to surfaces. They allow you to maintain healthy indoor air.

I deserve less than zero credit for the origination of this DIY. My sister-in-law, Heather, posted something like this over 3 years ago here, aaaaaaaand my mother-in-law was the one who brought the idea back to my attention after I saw the ornament crafts she did with the boys while I was away filming for The Generations Project. I’m not nearly awesome enough to come up with something like this all by my lonesome.

When Heather originally posted this, she recommended you use a hot glue gun to first get the buttons in place. That seems like an unnecessary step to me (even if her tree does look a lot tidier than mine). Granted, Heather did originally write this before she had kids, so a) she had 7 million times the time available to her and b) she didn’t have any reason to be worried someone would get a third degree burn. . . ooooorrrrr . . . decide that hot gluing their hands to their face was the best idea EVER.

Now, I think it is important to point out the fact that the idea to add the ribbon came from my very own brain, thank you very much. . . unless Cardon actually thought of it. Now that I think of it. . .

Cardon’s beautiful creations.

I don’t like outlining projects like this step by step. It’s blatantly obvious how this process works, and I certainly wouldn’t want to insult your intelligence. But I will say this:

Tips for Success:

1. Don’t let your 5 year old get a hold of the buttons. They are too, too, too fun to fling across the room.

2. If you push your push pins at a downward angle they won’t have the tendency poke out the other side and jab you in the hand on the thinner parts of the foam. (Also, there are lots of fun colors of push pins, we used yellow, because it’s what we happened to have lying around the house).

3. Listening to John Denver and The Muppetts while you work is highly recommended, though clearly not required.

Merry Christmas!

Our halls (read: door) has officially been decked. Such an easy (and cheap) Christmas wreath. I love it. Thanks for the nudge G. And yes, I am VERY impressed by my mad DIY skillz as of late. Arizona is clearly rubbing off on me. (I even created a new DIY category on the blog (see?!) in the off chance the DIY fairy keeps whispering sweet nothings in my ears).

If you want to make something like this for your own door, I recommend doing 2 things better than I did.


1. Use a white foam wreath (Michaels, Joann’s), rather than green, so that if you inadvertently miss a spot with the yarn, you won’t see green blaring through. White would be less noticible by a thousand times.

2.  Run a piece of double stick tape along the perimeter of the wreath before you start wrapping. This will help keep the yarn in place so that it doesn’t become loose and move around from too much handling.

Merry Christmas!