How To Improve the Air Quality in Your Office

clean office with plants

On average, you spend 40 hours or more a week in your office. That’s a lot of time to spend in a small space. Even though you don’t live there, although it might seem like it sometimes, keeping the air as fresh and clean as possible is important to your health.

When you improve the air quality in your work space, you decrease the chances of getting sick and spreading that illness to the rest of your co-workers but also the people in your home. Keep yourself and those around you healthy by improving the air quality in your office.

Keep it clean
Most work spaces have a cleaning crew, sure they mop and sweep the floors but they definitely aren’t cleaning the dust that’s collecting on your bookcase or the coffee you’ve spilled on your desk. Take 10 minutes a week and thoroughly clean your work space. Be sure to use natural cleaners instead of chemical ones, not only will it rid your work space from dust and other debris but it will improve the air quality.

Plants
This is a great and easy way to improve the air quality in your office. Spider plants and snake plants are virtually impossible to kill and they are two of the most air purifying plants out there. They’ll also improve the look and feel of your office.

Fragrances
Avoid lighting candles and incense – they distribute soot and smoke that can be extremely harmful to breathe in. Consider using a candle warmer or opening the windows to allow fresh air into the room. Refrain from using disinfectant sprays or anything from an aerosol can as well.

Doormat
Adding a cute doormat at the entrance of your office space will create a warm homey feel, but it will also help trap dirt, mud and other unwanted germs from making their way onto your office floor.

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