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Healthy House Principle #2
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By Sonya McDaniel
Sonya McDaniel I have been an OSU Extension Educator for over 10 years providing individuals and families with information about healthy cooking and eating, simple money management tips, steps to making housework and daily routines easier and how ...
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Sonya McDaniel I have been an OSU Extension Educator for over 10 years providing individuals and families with information about healthy cooking and eating, simple money management tips, steps to making housework and daily routines easier and how to deal with daily life issues. I live on a small working ranch in Pottawatomie County with my husband, dogs, cat, sheep and cows. We enjoy growing a small garden and turning the produce into yummy treats for the rest of the year. Although I grew up a city girl from Missouri, I enjoy the simpler life of country living with the suburban flare of Shawnee. My joys in life are: watching young kids learn new skills and be successful, singing at church every Sunday, watching things grow (other than weeds!), and hanging out with my friends and family.
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Keep it Clean

Keeping a clean home can reduce allergens and irritants, help prevent injury, and make you happy!  You don't have to have a picture perfect house, but cleanliness goes a long way to create a healthy house!

Control the source of dust and contaminants, creating smooth and cleanable surfaces, reducing clutter, and using effective wet-cleaning methods.

Reduce dust brought inside

Take your shoes off when entering the home

Invest in good equipment

–     Doormats for all exterior doors

–     Grate in front of door

–     Shoe should hit the mat four times (10-12 feet)

Create a smooth and cleanable surface.  What does smooth and cleanable refer to?

For example, wood floors are easier to clean than carpet. Carpet acts like a “sink”, capturing and holding contaminants.  If you do have carpeted flooring, make sure you have a good working vaccum and use it often.

Here’s another example: Do you have hotspots that attract stuff like a magnet? Stuff piled on tables counters, etc. are not smooth and cleanable.

Reduce clutter in your home which can be hiding places for dust, dirt and allergens. 

NO-STREAK GLASS CLEANER



  • ¼ cup white vinegar


  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch


  • 1 quart warm water




Mix the ingredients and apply with a sponge or pour into spray bottle and spray on. For lint-free results, wipe dry with crumpled newspaper, buff to a shine.

Recipe taken from the University of Georgia Green Cleaning curriculum.

Information provided by Dr. Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Housing Specialist – 7 Principles of a Healthy Home Workshop Series.

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