Your condominium is your haven. It's your refuge from the rush and chaos of everyday city life. And when it comes to maintaining your precious condo living space, there is one universal truth: everyone loves a clean and fresh-smelling condo. Here are some tips to keep your condo air clean and fresh.
Bring in fresh air
The simplest and cheapest thing you can do to keep your condo air clean and fresh is to open your windows for even just 5-10 minutes per day and let some fresh air in. The airflow will remove the stagnant air from your home and refresh the air within.
Clean regularly using non-toxic cleaning solutions
Keeping your condo clean using non-toxic cleaning products is one of the best ways of improving indoor air quality. Regular cleaning helps to avoid the buildup of dirt, trash, and dust, and it prevents the growth of mildew and mold. Common household cleaning solutions are produced from pesticides and other toxins exposing you to allergies and other health issues. However, there are numerous safe and non-toxic products on the market or you can also opt for home-made DIY mixtures for various cleaning needs. For example, vinegar and water mixture is an alternative cleaning solution that is non-toxic, and equally effective.
Grow indoor plants
Certain types of indoor plants can help keep the air clean and fresh. Plants are natural humidifiers that release oxygen that can help freshen the air in your condo. Flowering plants like lavender, jasmine, and geranium can give our condo a pleasant smell, while the rubber plant, snake plant, bamboo palm, spider plants, and Chinese evergreen can refresh the air. Not only do these plants improve air quality, but they add life and beauty to your condo space too.
Indoor gardening is fairly simple, and there are many low maintenance plants that can thrive in a condo with regular watering and regular light from a window.
Use air fresheners
Air fresheners are an affordable and quick fix that can cover up the stuffy indoor air of your condo. You can purchase plug-ins or gel-based types and place them where there are usually unwanted scents. You can also get air fresheners or spray air fresheners and spray them in the air and on household objects where smells cling like curtains, rugs, furniture, etc.
Most air fresheners can only mask the smell, but there are brands specially formulated with odor neutralizers and odor-eliminators, which can be useful in removing unwanted odor rather than merely masking them up. If you have the budget for such, consider purchasing this kinda, as it may be the most efficient for you.
Activated carbon is an excellent option. It has been proven to be a potent scent neutralizer. You can get your hands on deodorizer bags with activated charcoal or activated charcoal powder. To use activated charcoal powder, you only need to put a few inches of charcoal in a dish and place it in the kitchen or where odors usually originate.
Light up organic scented candle
Candles are a lovely home decoration that adds a lot of charm and light to your space while also refreshing the air as they burn. Be mindful, however, that the majority of the scented candles in the market are made from paraffin wax, which releases soot and contributes to indoor air pollution. Make sure to choose organic scented candles. They are non-toxic alternatives to conventional scented candles.
Beeswax candles are the healthiest choice. Beeswax candles have air-purifying properties due to the negative ions they emit as they burn. Pollen, dust, filth, and other air pollutants have a positive charge, therefore when a beeswax candle burns, the negative ions the candle discharges force these positively charged particles to be neutralized, drawn into the candles and fall from suspension. Plus, they smell good and create a lovely ambiance too.
You should also consider organic scented soy candles scents, which are plant-based or all-natural essential oil for added therapeutic benefits.
Consider investing in a daily cooling diffuser that is free of harmful chemicals and safe for children because of the organic essential oils. Essential oils can clean, deodorize, and purify the air in your condo. They also come with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. With the appropriate essential oils, you can eliminate odors and inhibit the growth of airborne bacteria while simultaneously rewarding yourself with its therapeutic benefits. Some top picks for oils that can help clear the air at home are tea tree oil, lemongrass, citrus, ylang ylang, Pine, spruce, and fir.
Clean away the clutter
Things in your living space that accumulate dirt and dust on the shelves may cause a musty smell to your condo. Don't miss cleaning and dusting off your trinkets on the shelves. Dispose junk mail that you have piled and collected, as well as magazines that you no longer read. If your old or unused goods no longer have sentimental value, you may want to consider donating or selling them. Keeping a lot of knick-knacks in your living area may not be worth it, as they will only harbor a lot of dust.
Invest in your health
You can install a high quality air purifier in your condo. These systems can help purify the air inside and keep it safe for you. It is best to purchase a product with a HEPA filter because these filters can block out most of the air contaminants like pollen, tobacco smoke, dust mites, and pet dander. People prone to allergies and have respiratory problems would greatly benefit from the clean indoor air quality of an air purifier.
Change filters regularly
Make sure to change or clean the air filters especially for your air conditioner, vacuum, and air purifiers according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The overall air quality of your condo will affect your health and wellbeing. No home can ever be beautiful, comfortable, and safe if the air within is stale, and infused with foul odors. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to headache, dry eyes, fatigue, asthma, and other respiratory problems. But you can breathe easy with a little preventative maintenance and by keeping in mind some of these simple tips, you can keep your condo as clean, fresh, and as safe as possible.
Getting a condo that's clean can be easy as most developers offer it beforehand, but sustaining its neatness can be challenging. Good thing, Vista Residences offers condominium properties that's clean and secured 24/7.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property. It also offers parking slots perfect for families, and young professionals.
For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.