You probably know that you need to keep your home and environment clean because it’s what your parents (or guardians) taught you growing up. But have you ever stopped for a second to think about the importance of having a clean home?
Well, several scientifically-backed studies reveal that there are numerous health and psychological benefits of a clean home. Let’s have a look at some of these benefits.
Do you ever feel stressed when you walk into a room full of clutter – or do you find yourself a little overwhelmed when there’s a lot of cleaning that needs to be done? If yes, you’re not alone! As it turns out, visual clutter causes mental clutter. It’s easy to assume that you can cope with the cluttered space, but it’s likely affecting you more than you could imagine. According to this study, women with disorganized spaces have higher cortisol levels than those with clean homes. Considering the direct correlation between physical and mental space, it is relevant to keep your home clean at all times. If that’s too much to handle, then you might want to consider hiring the best cleaning service around to help out.
One of the main reasons you don’t get things done is because of procrastination. Another is a distraction. If you keep getting distracted with things that are where they aren’t supposed to be, you may not be able to accomplish the task that you had set out to do. Disorganization allows you to identify something to procrastinate with. But when things are in their right position, your mind now gets to focus on what’s important. If you doubt this, then this 2011 study will show you how the strength of attentional modulation in your visual system is restricted by the extent to which competitive interactions have been taken care of.
You’ve probably noticed that each time you go to bed without having to think about the dirty dishes or cluttered bedroom, you sleep better. It isn’t a coincidence. A clean space puts your mind at ease, making it more conducive to go to sleep. If you spend too many nights tossing and turning, you may want to wash your sheets and declutter the entire space. The National Sleep Foundation, through their survey, revealed that people sleep much better when their bedrooms are clean and comfortable.
Pests – including cockroaches, houseflies, mosquitoes, rodents – have one thing in common, and that’s their high affinity for dirt. When your home is cluttered and dirty, it will only be a matter of time before you have these uninvited guests. Unfortunately, these pests aren’t just a nuisance – they also carry disease-causing pathogens. When they invade your home, they put you and your loved ones at risk of getting diseases. This is why you need to ensure your spaces are clean – and your yard is well-trimmed.
You’ll waste a lot of time trying to find things that have been misplaced somewhere in the room. Cleaning your home and organizing stuff can reduce some of the lost time. If time is of the essence, letting a professional cleaner can free you up, allowing you to focus on your core activities.
Better air quality for the indoors
According to the American Lung Association, disorders like asthma and allergies, along with other breathing issues, can be triggered by poor indoor air quality. Animal dander, mildew, and dust bunnies are some significant culprits behind these disorders. But with adequate cleaning, you can eliminate them to improve the quality of the indoor air.
Improve your home’s aesthetics
This one here is a no-brainer. A clean home is appealing to the eye. A clutter one, on the other hand, is more of an eyesore. When your home is organized, your focus shifts from clutter to your shiny appliances and beautiful furniture.
Fires and falls are the two major causes of deaths and injuries inside the homes. Slipping on slippery surfaces and tripping over objects can lead to sprained or broken limbs and head injuries that call for a trip to the hospital emergency room. Again, things that block hallways and doorways are fire hazards. Clutter can also facilitate the spread of fire and limit your ability to be rescued or to escape.