By Mary Welch, For the AJC
During the virus outbreak, a clean house has never been more important.
Atlantans, like most Americans, quickly jumped from spring cleaning to deep cleaning. And, as people spend more time at home — in between working and homeschooling — there may be more time to clean. Really clean. But how does one clean a home and maintain it properly?
And what to use instead
By Maria C. Hunt
Are you sheltering in place and cleaning everything in your home with a vengeance? It’s a natural response to a pandemic like the novel coronavirus. “There’s a big, big fear right now, which leads to that instinctive ‘reach for bleach,’” says Jillian Pritchard Cooke, an Atlanta interior designer and founder of Wellness Within Your Walls, an authority on nontoxic living. Whether you’re looking to completely overhaul your cleaning routine or just make one change at a time, here are three swaps to consider.
By Audrey Gray
Even after an install, a project’s furnishings and finishes can leach harmful chemicals into the air for years through a process called off-gassing. Here’s how you can combat it.
Yikes! Indoor air is more polluted than outside.
Since the pandemic, you’re spending more time indoors than ever before. This introduces new health problems: surprisingly, the number of pollutants you’re exposed to inside your home can be up to five times higher than outside.
If you need heartfelt advice on how to practice self-care during this time, read our tips from doctors, nutritionists, and healers. And while you rediscover the great indoors, here are our tips to detox your home, energize your body, and help you thrive inside.
By Stacey Freed, Forbes
Thirteen years ago, interior designer Jillian Pritchard Cooke was working on the first LEED-for-home house in Atlanta. For the uninitiated, LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building designation supported by the U.S. Green Building Council.
By Amy Gamerman, The Wall Street Journal
Luxury developers are touting wellness real estate, offering private and communal spaces for meditation and yoga
By Jamie Gold, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Making homes healthier: Jillian Pritchard Cooke knows that firsthand. A successful interior designer focused on sustainability, Cooke was working on a prestigious project in 2006 when she had a serious health scare.