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The Benefits Of Keeping A Clean Home

by | Sep 22, 2020 | House Cleaning

 

In theory, we know we should keep our houses clean, both as a good habit and a necessity. In practice, it always seems to be a little more difficult. We know we should regularly clean the house, but we don’t always put in the work.

We all have our reasons, of course — work keeping us busy, kids filling up the schedule, exhaustion putting us off. But irregular cleaning means the chores pile up, and could eventually lead to expensive and time-consuming solutions that could have been avoided.

A clean home is a happy home, after all. You’re less stressed when there’s less clutter, when your surroundings are neat and tidy. A clean house can do wonders for the household mood and well-being. But in case you need that extra push, here are some benefits to regular house cleaning — and a couple of tips for getting started, too!

It Keeps Your Household Safe

 

Our health is always a big motivation for action, and disorder can be detrimental to that. Clutter along hallways or on floors could potentially cause injury.

Someone could trip and fall, or step on something without looking. Incorrectly stored objects could fall on people’s heads.

Make sure to put away anything not in use in its proper storage, and clear away anything left lying around. Reorganise shelves and cupboards so the contents are secure.

Need storage suggestions? Here are some options for your kids’ bedrooms that you can adapt to the rest of the house!

Reorganise shelves and cupboards so the contents are secure.

It Prevents Allergies and Hay Fever

 

We all hate having stuffy and itchy noses. Allergies are an irritating consequence to a poorly-cleaned environment. Dust is a major culprit, so make sure to wipe down surfaces often, change drapes and beddings regularly, clean your blinds (here’s a guide!), and have your rugs cleaned. Installing air filters could also help in the long run. Don’t forget to inspect the rooms in your house for mould — bathrooms, kitchens, and basements especially.

It Deters Pests

 

House guests are only enjoyable when both welcome and invited; nobody likes opening a cabinet only for a creepy-crawly to come skittering out. Quickly cleaning food spills, properly storing leftovers, and keeping cupboards organised can prevent pests from making homes where they’re unwanted. You’ll catch out any potential infestations easier too.

It Keeps Things Sanitary

 

Clean homes mean less places for germs and bacteria to settle. Wipe down surfaces multiple times a week to disinfect them, especially in the kitchen and bathroom — rooms you frequently use, where sanitation is of utmost importance. If you’re not sure where to start, here are guides on how to clean both your kitchen and your bathroom to make sure no one gets sick.

Keep your kitchen sanitary by regularly cleaning your home.

It Promotes Productivity

 

Our brains thrive better in organised environments. With less mess to distract us — and less reason to procrastinate (don’t deny it!) — we can be more creative, work more and better. There’s less stimuli competing for your attention, meaning you can focus better and feel less overwhelmed. And you won’t have that ‘disorganised bookshelf’ as an excuse not to get things done.

It Gives You A Workout

 

No, really. Cleaning gets you moving, meaning you use energy and burn calories as you move. And it can get surprisingly intense too. Scrubbing walls and floors; carrying things around; squatting to lift things — these are all physical activities. It might not be a whole fitness routine, but it’s still enough to make you work up a sweat — and you’ll feel the same exhausted satisfaction after too.

It Improves Your Mental Health

There are plenty of studies that point to a person’s environment having an impact on their mental health. A disorganised space can make you feel anxious or irritated. By cleaning and decluttering your environment, you’re giving yourself less things to worry about.

The act of cleaning — all those soothing, repetitive motions — might even help you reduce your anxiety, especially with the instant gratification of seeing a previously-messy space turn neat and tidy. No mess, no stress!

Keeping your bedroom and closet organised will make you feel much better, both mentally and physically.

It Makes You Feel Good

For all the reasons and benefits, it all comes down to feeling good about having a clean home. It might be difficult to prioritise at times, but there’s value in an organised household. So roll up those sleeves and put on your favourite playlist to get you hyped — and reward yourself after for a home well-cleaned and a job well done.

Can’t clean your house yourself? Maid2Match offers professional house cleaners who can keep your home spick-and-span, so you have nothing to worry about. We’re also an accredited NDIS Cleaning service provider. Book your schedule and service now, and get all the benefits of a clean house while leaving the work to us.

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Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.

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About Author

Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.

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