Tienken’s Take – March 2024

How to Promote Wellness In Your Home

Your home can greatly affect your health and well-being, and with how much time we all spend in our homes, you want to ensure your living space promotes a healthy living environment. Everything from your wall color to air quality and cleanliness can impact you. Below we’re covering 7 ways you can create a wellness-friendly home environment to ensure you’re keeping your health a top priority. Even small changes can make a big difference in how you feel in your living space!

Create a Landing Zone | Create a designated spot to hold your outside items — such as shoes, coats, car keys, bags, etc. This prevents tracking germs inside, eliminates tripping hazards, and makes it easy to grab everything you need before heading out the door.

Select Colors Carefully | Color can influence the mood of our homes and how we feel in them. Generally lighter colors make rooms feel brighter, darker colors make rooms feel more intimate, warmer colors have more energizing effects, and cooler colors are more relaxing.

Optimize Natural Light | Natural light can help improve mood and increase energy levels. Maximize the natural light in your home by keeping windows unobstructed, using light curtains or blinds, and arranging furniture to take advantage of the natural light that you get.

Clear Your Air | Breathing clean air is important to our health. Ensure good air quality by opening windows regularly to let fresh air in, using air purifiers if needed, and replacing old bathroom fans. Older fans can be ineffective and don’t extract moisture like they should.

Declutter & Organize | Clutter can increase stress, making it difficult to focus while also collecting more dust in your home. Keep your space organized and clutter-free by donating items you don’t need or don’t bring you joy, and adding storage solutions to organize the items you keep.

Promote Better Sleep | A good night’s sleep is important to maintain good health. To promote a better night’s sleep, eliminate any light in your bedroom. Block outdoor light with blackout shades or drapes and smaller lights, such as clock or air filter lights, with electrical tape.

Create an Outdoor Space | An outdoor space can function as a place to exercise, garden, socialize, or relax, all while getting natural light and fresh air to improve your mood, concentration, stress levels, and vitamin D intake. Create a space to fit your needs, so you’re more likely to spend time outside.


Portland Metro Residential Property — Weekly Highlights

February 23rd-29th, 2024

Portland Metro Residential Property Weekly Highlights

These statistics covering the Portland Metro region reflect the listed week above and are provided by RMLS. The percentage change is in comparison to the previous week.


Featured Listing

3340 SW 122nd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005

Charming one-level home nestled in the heart of Cedar Hills!

3340 SW 122nd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005

2 Bed | 1 Full Bath | 720 SqFt. | $387,500

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