The new year is here which means you're probably looking around the house, coming up with lists to clean and declutter, or areas you can spruce up. But we have the simplest way to bring more color, vibrance, and happy vibes to your space; plants. That's right! Plants are the easiest way to brighten up an area and have many benefits.
Clean Your Air
Did you know, houseplants are so beneficial that even NASA came up with a list of indoor plants that cleaned the air most efficiently? NASA scientists have found that many houseplants remove harmful gases such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from indoor air. Here are a few:
- English Ivy
- Aloe Vera
- Spider Plant
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law's Tounge
- Elephant Ear Philodendron
- Corn Plant
- Weeping Fig
To find the whole list, check out NASA's website.
Improve Your Wellbeing
Besides cleaning the air in your home, there have been many studies done that prove the impact of plants on wellbeing and cognition. This is super important when you realize how much time you spend inside. Plants can improve concentration, productivity, reduce stress levels, boost your mood, and can help with loneliness and depression. So bring some of that greenery to your home!
The best thing about this, is plants are an easy addition. Once you know which plant you want to invest in, you can add it to a floating shelf, a countertop, or even on the floor. Most plants don't take up much space, and you don't have to reconstruct your household to fit a plant. They are an easy way to style up your living space. This is a small investment with a huge impact.
Get it, instead of OK, boomer? Anyways, now it's time to get planting. Do your research on which plants fit your lifestyle, your home, and what you want to achieve. This is the easiest way to clean up your home for the new year!