Spring Cleanse Series: Your Home

Posted by Julia McVeigh on

 The third installment of our Spring Cleanse Series covers an area where most of us certainly need to do some clean up: Our homes! Whether it’s a 500-square-foot apartment or an eight-bedroom house, here are our universal recommendations for personal space cleansing. Read on! 



While it may sound obvious, getting organized doesn’t happen haphazardly. This is why it’s incredibly important to go into your home cleansing with a clear and delineated plan of attack. Create a game plan that specifically details out what you want to accomplish and attach a serious timeline for each item; for example, cleaning out your linen closet may only take 45 minutes, while reorganizing your basement may take a week or more. Establish a firm checklist and get going.



Some of the most damning endocrine disruptors can be found in conventional household cleaning products. Use this new season to start fresh and really be clean, investing in non-toxic cleaning products. We personally love Common Good or Seventh Generation, but also are huge fans of DIY-ing our own cleaning products. Here’s one of our favorite easy DIYs, an all-purpose disinfectant spray: 

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • ½ cup white vinegar (apple cider vinegar works, too, although it can have a more pungent aroma)
  • ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • Up to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil – we like lemon, sweet orange, lemongrass or lavender

Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle.



Cleaning can be a tedious. (If you disagree, we applaud you.) It’s quite easy and understandable, then, to ditch a difficult or boring task midway in order to pick up a new, seemingly less monotonous chore. Don’t. Abandoning something midway can actually create more chaos and clutter than when you originally started. (Ever give up in the middle of a closet clear out? You know what we're talking about.) As hard as it may seem, it's important to stay the course.



Many of us associate “spring cleaning” with clearing out stuff like closets and wardrobes, but the reality is our kitchen really, really needs a good cleanup this time of year. Start with your refrigerator and do a thorough excavation, taking care to toss out expired products, scrub down surfaces and totally reorganize. Move on to areas like your pantry, spice cabinets and silverware drawers, cleaning and tossing along the way. Going through this exercise before you embark on a food-oriented cleanse is a great idea, too, as you'll really be able to accurately shop for the products you need. 



BHH’s Amina is all about Feng Shui-ing her living environments, and we’re fully on board with the merits of cultivating good energy. (Who isn't?) Although we’re not necessarily proposing conducting a full overhaul of your bedroom or living room, try doing simple energy-enhancing things like keeping the area around your front door clutter-free, removing any storage from underneath your bed and purifying the air with uplifting essential oils or palo santo. After all, a happy house isn’t just clean and tidy – it’s filled with good vibes, too. 

← Older Post Newer Post →


2017 resolutions adaptogens adrenal fatigue alcohol Alkalizing foods Almond Butter Cups amina altai Asana asking for a raise athleisure Bibliotherapy biscuits blueberry cheesecake bars Brooklyn Burnout Business Travel caffeine caffeine withdrawal chakras cheddarbiscuits chocolate clean eating clean lunches cleanse cleanse your mind coconut sugar Coffee colon healthy colon hydrotherapy colonic complete protein veggie burger Consciousness cooking class dessert Detox diet dining out Dry January Dry-Uary eating mindfully Emotional Energy Clearing face oils family stress first trimester fitness fitness plan Food allergies foods for hypothyroidism gastrointestinal health Gluten Free gluten free snacks glutenfree goal setting golden milk golden milk chai grain free grain free paella guide to sleep Gut health gut healthy health healthy Healthy Alcoholic Drinks healthy breakfast recipes Healthy Cocktails Healthy Dessert healthy dinners Healthy Drinks healthy eating healthy eggnog healthy gut healthy living healthy lunches healthy recipe Healthy Restaurants healthy sleep Healthy Snack healthy snacks healthy tips healthy travel snacks healthy weddings healthy work environment heart wall high protein veggie burger Holiday detox holiday eating holiday recipes homemade how many hours should you sleep how to set resolutions hygge hypothyroid hypothyroidism ice cream Inflammation interview Is coffee bad jump rope workout Kombucha lemon detox water lemon water liver cleanse living mindfully low glycemic snacks Low Sugar Cocktails low-sugar lunches mango popicles marathon mason jars meal prep meal tips meditate at work Meditation Mental Health mercury exposure mercury poisoning microbiome mindful mocktails monotasking mushrooms mycotoxins myths and facts cleansing new years resolutions Nutrition paella paella recipe paleo lunches passionate work Peanut Butter Cup Ph levels Physiology popsicles Positivity pregnancy pregnancy health productivity professional inspiration protein balls protein bars PTO q+a quitting sugar raw dessert raw milk Reading Reading List recipe Running salad jars scones seafood seasonal eating Self Care self-care shopping on budget sickness prevention skincare sleep sleeping tips snack Specific Carbohydrate Diet spring cleanse spring cleanse series stevia strawberryscones stress stress management sugar sugar-free summer shape up sunscreen sunscreen tips Travel travel snacks Travel Well travel wellness travel workout traveling turmeric turmeric latte unity valentine's day vegan vegan dessert vegan eggnog vegan icecream vegan paella veggie burger vibrations wedding season Wellness Wellness Bloggers Wellness Books wellness hacks wellness travel wellness trends Williamsburg work wellness Workout Workout Tips Workouts workplace health workplace wellness Yoga Yoga Poses zero food waste zucchini latkes zucchini pancakes zucchini recipe
Liquid error: Could not find asset snippets/Recent_Posts.liquid