I can’t stress enough how ventilating your home or office is EXTREMELY important. It helps new supply of fresh air to enter the space you are in, and eventually maintaining a healthy, cleaner and fresher environment for you and your family or colleagues. I don’t use air freshers because it only gives fragrance to the room and it all falls on the floor. It can never be a substitute for ventilation. So, here is my ventilation routine (especially in Winter):
I open my windows fully first thing in the morning for 5 to 10 minutes on a daily basis to allow fresh air in and get rid of all the sleepiness odours. You may imagine that this may seem a bit harsh especially on cold mornings. But believe me, you will notice the impact of this practice later on. During this period, fluffing pillows and making beds are essential since any dust particles generated from this task will lead itself out of the windows. After shutting the windows, that is where you may turn on the heating system, light up some aromatic candles or oils, and enjoy a fresh and warm atmosphere.
I do this same routine while I am dusting as well. Even if I have good absorbing dusting cloths, there are no problems in ventilating while doing so.
So don’t underestimate the power of ventilating your home or office! It is one of those little things that make a big difference!