Keeping things clean and organized is good for you!
The human body is made up of tens of thousands of integrated biological and neurochemical systems, all of which are organized. It wouldn’t be surprising, if the reason we crave symmetry and cleanliness in our homes is to mirror the organization within our very own bodies.
Sometimes, you need a little push to help yourself start building good habits. And we’ve got you covered with a handful of compelling reasons to keep things neat and tidy. Here are the top health benefits of a clean home.
A HEALTHIER FAMILY
This first one is a bit obvious, but it’s worth mentioning. Regular cleaning sessions will significantly lower the potential for sickness, and create a healthier family overall.
LESS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
By keeping your appliances in good condition, you’ll spend less money to repair or replace them. If you’re not sure when you’ll find time to do all the extra stuff, try to establish a regular cleaning schedule first.
LOWERING STRESS AND FATIGUE
Visual clutter leads to mental clutter. You might think you’ve learned to live with your various piles, but they’re most likely affecting you more deeply than you realize. When you live in a messy home, you are subconsciously reminded of work that needs to be finished and visually.
REDUCING ALLERGY SYMPTOMPS
Not staying tidy in areas with carpeting, upholstery or bedding, or in areas that are naturally damp, such as basements and garages, can worsen allergies and asthma. The more stuff you have in your home, the harder it is to clean.
BURST OF PHYSYCAL ACTIVITY
It’s simple but it’s true: cleaning gets you moving. Sure, tidying up the house isn’t going to torch as many calories as a full-blown HIIT workout, but it’s a lot more physically involved than sitting on the couch.
MORE PRODUCTIVE LIFE
Disorganization makes it easy to spot something you can use to procrastinate. When everything is in order, on the other hand, your mind finds it easier to get stuff done.
Cleanliness also lends itself to fewer accidents. When clutter abounds, it makes it increasingly difficult to navigate safely.
IMPROVING YOUR DIET
Have you ever noticed that when you’re feeling stressed, you crave junk food? That’s your body’s natural response to stressors. Cleaning up doesn’t just make you less likely to want food that’s bad for you, it can actually help drive healthy choices.
MIGHT HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER
When your home is clean, you can look around before you go to bed without spotting any should-do’s that could keep your gears turning even when you put your head on your pillow.
ALWAYS READY FOR COMPANY
When your home is clean and organized you can have company drop by unexpectedly and not be embarrassed.
IT CAN MAKES YOU HAPPY
There’s nothing wrong with finding happiness in the simplest things and clean and organized does, it eliminates the stress that’s caused by the chaotic environment.
Regardless of the why, however, it’s clear that staying clean and organized is a good thing. It helps us feel better about ourselves, it keeps us productive and it may very well keep us physically fit.