down with dander…
green and healthy

 

Spring was over months ago, so why am I still sneezing? Seasonal allergies are a pain, but at least there is an end in sight. Indoor allergies are a completely different thing and can go on all year long. One of the biggest causes of indoor allergies is pet dander. Whether you just don’t want to give up your favorite furry friend, or you want to make your house more accessible to friends who have pet allergies, there are easy ways to reduce the amount of indoor allergens in your home. The two most common ones are dust and dander, other common triggers are cleaning supplies, transfer of pollen from outdoors, and irritants found in things like paint, adhesives and other household goods. First step, switch to eco-friendly cleaning solutions and opt for low- to no-VOC paints. Now let’s get control of these household allergens! Continue reading

easy care greenery…
houseplants for the brown-thumbed

No Kill Plants

We all know plants are good for our homes. They are nature’s air filters, gobbling up carbon dioxide and put out oxygen. They’re pretty, they’re soothing, they’re… a whole list of positive things. But what if you’re not a green thumb? We’ve covered easy-grow plants before, but these are even easier. Most of these plants are almost impossible to kill. So, if you’re more of a brown thumb, take a look at some of these options. Continue reading