Benefits of a clean home

Well, we are already aware that cleaning is all about the benefits.

Here are a few of them that will surely give you the thrive to start cleaning right now!

1. A HEALTHIER FAMILY

This first one is a bit obvious, but it’s worth mentioning. Bacteria, mold, dust, and dander cause everything from allergies to asthma. Regular cleaning sessions will significantly lower the potential for sickness, and create a healthier family overall.

2. MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE HOSPITABLE

Your house doesn’t have to be spic-and-span to impress. A general pick-up is easy to do each day, and makes your home look so much better.

Try to spend 15 minutes every evening clearing off counters and putting things back where they belong. It makes a HUGE difference!

3. LESS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

By keeping your appliances in good condition, you’ll spend less money to repair or replace them. And how do you do that? By cleaning them! It might not sound like a big deal, but it’s all about avoiding unnecessary costs, even if it means a little extra attention to keep things like your dishwasher running smoothly.

If you’re not sure when you’ll find time to do all the extra stuff when you’re barely keeping up with laundry and dishes, try to establish a regular cleaning schedule first. With a regular routine, you can easily add one deep cleaning task a week {or month} without too much hassle.

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4. A QUICK BURST OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

A good cleaning session always gets your heart pumping, especially if it’s a task like scrubbing down the shower or vacuuming the floors. Plus, our vacuum is particularly heavy to lug around, so it’s pretty much like lifting weights, right?

If you hate to exercise, but want to stay active and healthy, just put on your rubber gloves and tackle a few cleaning jobs for 20-30 minutes. You’ll quickly break a sweat without paying for an expensive gym membership.

5. NOT WASTING TIME

Taking just a few minutes to put items away right after you’re done using them has an amazing effect. Not only will you have less of a mess to clean later, you’ll easily find an item within seconds of needing it. This in turn, saves time, and time is just as important as saving money!

6. LESS GUILT ABOUT DOWNTIME

Have you ever felt guilty about watching TV or reading a book and the moment you sit down, you think of twenty other things you should be doing instead, cleaning included?

Spread out all your cleaning tasks throughout the week.  Once you get that task completed for the day, then you’re free to relax or tackle other projects.

7. INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

It’s incredibly hard to function, let alone be creative, when you’re surrounded by dirt, grime, and most especially clutter.

Keeping a clean home gives you literal and mental space to work, and allows you to focus exclusively on the task at hand. Which makes you WAY more productive.

8. MORE CONTROL

We can choose to sweep or vacuum crumbs off the floor, wipe down the counters, and get rid of clutter, which has an immediate effect on our mood. You have control over those things. Because they might be a huge cause of anxiety and frustration.

Yes, it takes time and work, but when you have more control over your environment, the better you’ll feel in control of your life in general.

9. SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

Knowing you’ve crossed something major off your list will give you a huge boost of energy.

One quick glance over your clean and tidy home, and you’ll get warm fuzzies whenever you think about all the hard work you’ve done. It also encourages you to continue the habit in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Cleaning makes that little bit of inconvenience worth it in the long run, and leads to a happier, productive, and healthier life overall.

Isn’t that something you’re willing to clean for?

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