With the temperatures going up outside I find myself keeping the doors closed at all times at our house. As much as I love letting in a breeze it has been much to hot and humid here to do that without breaking a sweat. The problem with no fresh air is that when we leave our doors closed our indoor air can become more polluted than the air outdoors. One of the worst things about poor indoor air quality is it can affect our allergies.
There are lots of great ways to keep your indoor air clean but my favorite way is plants. About 25 years ago NASA even released a study of 15 plants that can be used as air purifiers. These 15 plants filter out common volatile air compounds (VOC's). These plants include common types like spider plant, philodendron and snake plants which are very easy to care for too. Once I started filling my house with plants it became an addiction. They warm up any room and now I know they are helping our health.
I have found our plants at lots of different places. Some I rooted from other plants (spider plants are very easy to propagate) but my favorite way to get house plants is finding ones on sale at a nursery Some house plants can be a little more expensive so I like to find ones that are looking a little rough and ask for a discount. I take them home, trim them up and within weeks they are looking healthy again. I typically can get them as much as 50% off this way!