The new year tends to bring out the best in people. A fresh start, you may say. We are on board with this philosophy, and we’re here to tell you that the start of 2016 is a great time to make some changes around the home for you and your family’s health. Consider some of these New Year’s resolutions for a healthier 2016.

Condense The Goods

Christmas tends to be a time for the receipt of many new goods. However, we recommend using this new year to cleanse your home of goods and junk that you no longer need. Many homes seem dark and dreary because there is too much stuff. Streamline your home by clearing out unnecessary items; donating these items is a great first step. A clear home reduces stress because it becomes easier to clean and manage, giving you more time to spend together.

Shrink The Bills (And Help The Environment)

Be mindful of your energy consumption. You don’t have to go big to save the earth. Small changes are a good place to start. Turn off electronics when you’re done; this doesn’t mean just put them into rest mode – turn them off! Install a smart thermostat to regulate temperature when you’re home for comfort and for energy efficiency when you’re away or sleeping. Dry your clothes on a line when possible – towels and sheets are great options to keep out of the dryer. By saving energy you reduce your carbon footprint which improves good air quality around your home. Breathing good, clean air aids your family’s health.

Protect Your Beds

Bed time is one of the most important parts of the day. Our bodies need a full night’s rest to recuperate. Ensure you’re sleeping soundly and safely by avoiding bed bugs. Bed bug prevention is simple in Seattle. NW K9 Bed Bug Detectives sprays Cimi-Shield which prevents bed bugs from laying eggs or eggs from hatching. A clean bed means a good sleep. Good sleep means you’ll function at your prime the next day.