Cleaning Up Your Environment, Part 2

In this blog post, we’ll go deeper into how to clean up our environments. This next step is a little pricier, but can make a huge difference in your health and wellbeing. In my journey, I set aside money each month to make these changes to my house, car, and wardrobe. I also started to read books about just how toxic our world is, From the carpet in our homes to the clothing we wear. Let’s explore ways to clean up our environments even more by changing our homes, offices, and wardrobes.

Changing Your Home

If you live in a house built in the 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s, I would consider a remodel or moving. Here’s why:

  • The foundation of your home could have been built with toxic materials.
  • Every day you absorb toxins through the paint, polymers, and the insulation that used to be used when building older homes.
  • If you can't move to another home, consider a full remodel instead.
  • There are green building experts that can consult or contract out the building of a new home that is certified free of toxic products.
  • If you have ever been in a green LEED certified facility you can feel and smell the difference!
  • Changing your home environment is important because it’s where we spend the most time.

Changing Your Office

Office buildings today can be very toxic environments, and harsh places to work in. Here are some suggestions on how to improve your workplace to have a cleaner environment.

  • You can start by buying an air purifier for your desk.
  • You can buy a salt lamp or full spectrum lights.This is important because standard fluorescent lights can emit frequencies that harm the body and overstimulate the brain.
  • You can try and request to upper management to increase breaks and allow employees to relax. At some jobs, managers put the employees under a no break and no rest policy.This policy leads to sick and grumpy employees. In other countries they take consistent breaks and even naps to refresh their minds to work more effectively.
  • Quit! If your job is a toxic load of stress consider finding one that’s in alignment with your mission and values

Changing Your Clothes

Every day we put on toxic non-organic and non-natural fiber clothes like Rayon and polyester.

  • Find some natural organic clothes and start replacing your wardrobe gracefully and gradually.
  • I found a company call Pact clothing that makes organic underwear for men and women and have reasonable pricing for all their organic clothing products.
  • Don’t be fooled by 100% cotton or wool - that doesn’t mean that the chemicals sprayed on the crop aren’t still lingering in your clothing and absorbed through your skin when you sweat.


I hope I have inspired you to make positive changes to your environment. These changes take planning and grace so I hope you enjoy it!