Do you love the feeling of a clean house? Most people do, even those that find that they cannot achieve one all of the time, or at least one that is the level of cleanliness that they would desire. If you find that you need a little more motivation to get in the cleaning groove, check out the amazing benefits that cleaning your home can provide.
Lower Stress Levels
It’s no secret that most everyone is running themselves ragged these days. Between work, caring for a family, keeping up with activities and an active social life, it’s no wonder that many people struggle to keep their home clean. Aside from all of the busyness of the day, it is important to give yourself time to clean your home. Studies prove that a home without clutter, dust and debris can lower a person’s stress levels a significant amount. When your stress levels are lower, the rest of the craziness somehow seems just a little less stressful. Perhaps it’s the wonderful feeling you get when you walk through the door of your home that is free from clutter as well as feels and smells clean.
Do you suffer from allergies? Even if you don’t, if you constantly find yourself struggling with a respiratory illness, especially in the colder months, you could be dealing with a home that is filled with dust. It might not be dust that you see sitting on your tabletop; it could be dust lingering in your air ducts and vents. In the beginning, you might need to perform a deep cleaning of your home and even have a professional clean your vents and air ducts. Once the dust, pollen and mold spores are removed, it is vital that you keep up with your cleaning if you want to reduce allergic reactions and respiratory illnesses that you experience, allowing you to stay healthy year round.
Feel Better About Yourself
Who doesn’t love to feel good about themselves? When you clean your home, not only are you creating a better environment for you and your family, you are doing plenty for yourself. As you dust, mop, vacuum and remove clutter, you are releasing the feel good hormone, serotonin. This hormone is responsible for your good moods and lower level of anger. In addition, it can help you to burn calories because you are performing physical activity! Yes, every time you climb the stairs, go back and forth with the vacuum or get on your hands and knees to mop, you are burning calories! You might not lose a significant amount of weight, but you are doing your body good by getting your heart pumping. You are also helping your mind to experience less anger and a general feeling of happiness.
A clean house has many more benefits than you probably realized. The next time you dread the cleaning chores ahead of you, think of the amazing benefits that lie ahead and maybe it won’t seem so bad.