In a real sense, a clean home can lead to feeling happier and less stressed. A 2010 study in Personality and Social Psychology found that women living in unkempt homes have higher levels of cortisol, the primary stress hormone. The study suggests that those with tidy houses experience less stress.
A clean house looks and feels better than a messy, cluttered, or disorganized one. Also, there is no need to worry about someone knocking on your door unexpectedly. Moreover, you can freely invite friends and family to home without fear or apprehension. In many ways, a clean house is truly liberating.
Focus and Productivity
It isn’t easy to focus and be productive in an unkempt environment. Clutter and disorganization can be distracting, making it difficult to concentrate. Moreover, some mental energy is likely to think about the clutter or the need to tidy up. When your home is clean, it’s easier to stay focused. Moreover, studies have shown that when people live and work in a clean home, they are tend to do better at work.
A clean home supports and reinforces healthy self-esteem. At a conscious and unconscious level, it says you are important and your living conditions matter. In many ways, how we take care of our home reflects how we treat ourselves and vice versa. Moreover, completing a cleaning task usually accompanies a sense of accomplishment, energy boost, and contentment.
Cleaning requires moving. While it may not burn as many calories as a gym workout, it still involves exercising muscles. Depending on the time and type of cleaning, you can even break a sweat. At the end of your “exercise” session, you’ll have the added benefits that come from efforts.
Save Time and Money
When a home is clean and well organized, it is much easier to find things. The time involved in finding things is significantly reduced. Also, this can lead to saving money by avoiding replacement purchases for things you already own but are unable to find.
For those with children, maintaining a clean home sets a good example. It may also help to establish good habits that will serve them well in life.
There are few things more relaxing than a clean bedroom- one with a freshly made bed. It isn’t difficult to imagine that a clean home and bedroom promote sleep. Based on a survey study, the National Sleep Foundation discovered that just making your bed in the morning increases the odds of getting a good night’s sleep by nearly twenty percent.
A clean and well-dusted home means fewer places for allergens, germs, and bacteria to hide. Over time dust and allergens can build up in upholstery, carpeting, and bedding. This can contribute to or worsen asthma or allergies. Consequently, a clean home leads to a healthier environment.
Despite all the great reasons why a clean house is beneficial, many people may find it difficult to achieve or maintain. This may be due to poor habits, chaotic schedules, physical limitations, avoidance, and more. Fortunately, you do not need to clean your home to enjoy the benefits of a clean home. You can hire someone to do a deep initial cleaning, followed by regular weekly or bi-weekly cleanings.
About Property Refresh
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