We’ve looked at what a slow home is before, but today I want to tell you why you should bother.
Yes, there is work involved at the beginning. No, it’s not all sunshine and bubble baths. But, seriously, from what I’ve already gained, I can tell you you’d be crazy to pass it up.
In an Organised, Decluttered Home:
1. you spend less time cleaning your belongings – because you have fewer of them
2. you spend less time looking for things – because everything has its place
3. you can focus on the things that matter, like family and friends – because you have less stuff to worry about
4. you always remember what you need as you head out the door – because you have a designated entry/exit point
In a Green, Healthy Home:
5. you reduce waste and your impact on the environment – because you compost your food scraps or feed them to your chooks6. you don’t expose your family to unnecessary cleaning and laundry chemicals – because you use effective, natural alternatives7. your inside air isn’t filled with toxins and VOCs – because you open your windows and use indoor plants as natural air filters
In a Light, Airy Home:
8. you have lower electricity bills – because you need fewer lights on during the day
9. you consume less power for heating and cooling – because cross-ventilation and good insulation help keep temperatures comfortable year-round
Need More Convincing?
I feel lighter in our home. I feel healthier. It is easier to keep clean (that is a relative statement of course – “clean” being different to “tidy”). I feel happier. More inclined to be active, to spend time outside. I drink more water. I’m more mindful of what I eat.
And you can too. It’s really not that hard.
The Best Thing?
You don’t need to tackle all these things at once. In fact, you are far more likely to make changes that stick if you focus on just one of these things at a time. Before you know it, your baby steps will add up to a much healthier, happier life.
If you could choose one of these things to work on first, which would it be?