Have you ever come home, only to find mess and clutter that you must deal with? These always bring down our mood even more after a stressful day.
Health benefits, hygiene, and even psychological benefits come from having a clean home.
We will outline 15 benefits so you can understand how important it is to have a clean home. Hopefully, after reading this post, you will feel inspired to do a quick clean of your house, and we promise that, in return, you will feel accomplished and empowered.
Benefits to a Clean Home
The advantages of having a clean home may come as a surprise.
- A Quick Workout
Not only will you clean your house, but you will also get a good workout. While not the same as a traditional way of working out, it does help maintain your health. It really increases your step count!
The first advantage of a clean home is that for you to achieve cleanliness you must be moving.
- Better Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation found that people sleep better in a clean, tidy room. Even just folding your clothes or making your bed can have long-lasting results.
We recommend cleaning your bedroom to get some decent rest. We see this as good motivation, don’t you?
- A Healthier Family
You are ridding your home of germs through disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces. You will gain a healthier family as a result since they will be encountering fewer bacteria and viruses.
Have you noticed your family getting sick frequently? Maybe it’s time to change your cleaning regime or simply clean more often. Maybe get everyone involved to start building better teamwork!
- More Productivity
If you’ve ever cleaned your workspace, you can understand the advantage this has on your work productivity. You become more productive as you take less time looking for important files or documents.
One of the reasons we become more productive is because we spend less time thinking about all the housework that must be done.
- Smaller Amounts of Mold
Regularly cleaning the house means there will be less mold around, improving your health and hygiene in the home.
Mold can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks, as well as produce toxic substances that result in other symptoms.
Sanitizing, cleaning, and limiting the dampness in the home reduces the presence of mold. This makes a healthier environment for your family and friends.
- A Clean Home is Equal to Happiness
One of the lesser-known advantages of having a cleaner home is the increase in your happiness. One study, out of the many conducted, found that simply washing dishes can reduce your anxiety by 27% and increase your inspiration by 25%.
Not only will you feel happier after cleaning your home, but if you stay mindful of the benefits while you’re cleaning, the whole process can be satisfying.
- Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
It is essential to stay on top of your cleaning; however, this is particularly important when someone in the home has allergies or asthma. There’s no reason to overdo the cleaning, but it’s important to get rid of anything that could trigger breathing trouble. These triggers could include mold, dust, pests, and pet dander.
Some cleaning tips are:
To trap dust particles, use a dusting cloth.
Vacuum using a HEPA Filter.
Washing sheets in hot water at least once a week.
Using an extractor fan to reduce mold after every shower.
You must be careful with how you clean the house. There could be a possibility of triggering an allergy attack if you move dust around with a feather duster. Make sure to keep the windows open and use allergy-friendly products.
- Splitting the Tasks Can Help Relationships
Taking care of all the housework yourself is quite a chore and way too much responsibility; this is especially true if you live with others.
Sit everyone in the household down and discuss sharing the responsibility, then create a proper cleaning routine that works for everyone. You can make cleaning more entertaining by playing music or making it into a race and, once all the tasks are done, the whole family can enjoy the newly cleaned space.
- Sense of Achievement
One of the best advantages is the sense of achievement you get from cleaning the home. Is there anything better than being able to walk through a clean home and think: “This is because of me”?
- Higher Levels of Organization
Cleaning your house gives you the chance to organize things and keep everything tidy. This also ensures you can find things more easily when you need them.
- Keeping Pests at Bay
Insects are more likely to show up at your house if you have leftover food lying around, trash, or dirty dishes. A clean environment isn’t ideal for pests and bugs, so they stay away.
By vacuuming often and removing dead plants, as well as other rotten things, you can keep the pests away.
Did You Know
If you’re scared of spiders, it’s a good idea, to begin with, to eliminate other insects. Once the insects are gone, the spiders will frequent your home less often!
- Gets Rid of Nasty Smells
The unpleasant odors that result from a messy house can be worse than the mess itself. If you make sure to stay on top of cleaning, it’s much less likely for there to be any bad odors.
Pine, flowers, and citrus can help boost your mood; however, trash and rotten food smells are depressing. Have a clean home so you can enjoy all these pleasant fragrances.
- Saves Money
By cleaning your home regularly, you will notice areas that need maintenance or repair. This means they won’t be neglected to the point where you have to spend large amounts of money to repair or replace things.
For example, hardwood floors can retain their lustrous appearance if you clean and maintain them frequently. However, if they are neglected, they will be damaged. This is an extremely expensive thing to replace!
- Happier Host
Having a clean home makes it a more welcoming environment for any visitors, like your in-laws. As a result, you will feel a lot less embarrassed and can relax and enjoy the visit.
This is one of our motivations for keeping a clean home. Even though we love having guests over, we always feel a bit awkward if there’s a stack of dishes or dirty laundry that needs to be put away.
- More Downtime to Enjoy
Cleaning your house allows for more downtime, which you can enjoy.
First, you can relax with a cup of tea and a book because you have already done everything you needed to do.
Second, there is no mess to surround you. A dirty home is a lot harder to relax in than a clean home and makes your downtime that much less enjoyable.
FAQ About Keeping Your Home Clean
Why does a clean home feel good?
There are so many reasons, but we have outlined only a few:
–Mess and clutter can cause anxiety to increase
–A cleaner home improves your sleep
–Much less likely to procrastinate
–Improves relationships with family and friends
–Reduces stress levels
Can you become sick because of a messy house?
An untidy home can cause sickness. Stay on top of the cleaning to reduce the chance of contracting a virus or a bug.
If you have pets, it is important to stay on top of your cleaning, as they can bring in a variety of diseases that you’re susceptible to. Mold, bacteria, and viruses can all cause illnesses.
Where do I begin with cleaning my house?
–You can begin with any clutter you see. We like to start with the laundry. You’ll be amazed to see just how much of the clutter is clothing. Put the clean clothes away and begin washing the dirty ones.
–Then begin with the rest of the clutter, such as shoes, make-up, and other family members’ stuff lying around.
–Take care of the dishes in the sink. Wipe down the surfaces and store the food away.
–Clean the bathrooms thoroughly.
–Make the beds.
–Vacuum and mop your floors.
–Tie up any loose ends.
There you have seven steps to clean a house! It is a lot easier said than done, but this will get you started.
Can a messy house be a sign of mental illness?
A messy house is often simply due to everyone being too busy to clean. However, it can be a sign of depression, showing that someone has stopped caring about the messy environment.
Talk To Someone
If you begin feeling indifferent or too lethargic to clean your home, talk to a medical professional.
How do I find the motivation to clean?
Some ways to motivate yourself and get in that cleaning mood:
–Remind yourself of these amazing 15 benefits.
–Turn on your favorite playlist while cleaning.
–Divide the tasks with someone else in the household.
–Prepare a small reward for the end, such as a cake for dessert or take out for dinner.
–Make it a race and set a timer.
Is depression linked to clutter?
As mentioned above, a messy home could be a sign of depression, but this is not always the case. One study found that women had an increase in cortisol levels when their homes were cluttered, and those without clutter had lower cortisol levels.
To summarize, clutter can make one feel depressed even if you do not have clinical depression.
Clean Your Home
These 15 advantages to a clean house are sure to emphasize just how important tidying is. In fact, we are now in the mood to start a deep clean of our own home right now.
A clean home helps increase happiness, hygiene, and health, and can even save money.
Having an untidy home can cause you to be less productive and make you feel depressed. It also reduces your sleep. So go clean your home and indulge yourself with a nice reward. You definitely won’t regret it!