We all love a clean home. It smells clean, it looks clean. You don't need to worry about walking in and seeing clothes all over the place. You don't have to worry about dirty dishes in the sink. Just by being clean, you also cut down on the dust, mold and other potential allergens in the house. While this is all good stuff, there is another benefit to having a clean house and it's not what you might think. Have you ever thought how amazing the process of cleaning is for you?
It's great to move garbage from your house to the trash. It's a great feeling to move around in a space that is uncluttered, especially when your home might be full of things that aren't exactly things you'd like to have in your space. This is the hidden benefit of cleaning and of a clean house. The cathartic benefit of cleaning is one of the best forms of stress relief out there. Maybe it's just the tossing process, maybe it's the trip down memory lane or maybe it's something else entirely. We spend our lives running around, working, playing, collecting stuff. The stuff we collect is not just physical stuff though.
We collect memories. We collect challenges. We collect failures and successes. We collect old relationships and problems with our boss. Our homes are collection bins for our lives. It holds all the good, all the bad, all the things we never want to forget.
Some of it takes a physical form- papers, awards, letters, photographs, dried flowers, trophies. Some of it takes a less visible form, naked to the human eye- emotional scars, fears, neuroses, tears, anger. All of these things build up inside of us as well as build up in our homes. While the invisible things don't take up space in our homes, they do take up space in our hearts and inside our heads. This is why we need to do some cleaning.
We need to clean both of our houses. We need to clean the physical stuff out of our homes and we also need to clean the mental and emotional junk out of our bodies. Task #1 is significantly easier than task #2. This is exactly the reason why we need to clean our homes. This is the exact reason why cleaning our homes is good for our health.
Think no-cost stress relief. Think easy way to get a cleaner house with hidden side effects. When we are able to let go of things- even old clothes- we open up a window of possibility even if that window is open for just some new clothes.
More importantly, we are opening up a window into a second chance- one where we might be able to let go of some of the junk that we're holding onto that no longer serves us.
There are many benefits of having a clean home. One benefit of having a clean home is it makes you feel better mentally. When you have cleaned your home and you're finally done and you sit down and everything looks and smells clean it's a sense of accomplishment and it makes you feel wonderful. If your home is messy and dirty it makes you feel tired, crabby and in a terrible mood. A clean home is nice to sit and relax.
Another benefit of a clean home is its healthier for you and your family. When dust accumulates all over, you're breathing the dust into your lungs. If you or your family member has asthma or any breathing problems this could make the condition worse. Along with dust, bacteria forms when your home isn't cleaned on a normal cleaning routine. Bacteria and germs are everywhere if you don't clean your home. You have to disinfect your home to rid germs and bacteria from growing. Your family's health is important and to keep them healthy you should clean and disinfect your home.
If you have a ton of clutter around, then you should try to get rid of some clutter. It's not healthy to have clutter around. It's also stressful on yourself if you have clutter around your home. It can make you depressed and down when you look around your home and it's cluttered and dirty. Clutter accumulates a lot of dust besides looking awful.
A clean home equals a healthy home and mind. Teach your family about the importance of a clean home. You don't want your children to be embarrassed to bring friends over because your home is dirty. A clean home will give yourself esteem and make you feel better about your home and family.
If you are having a problem with your home being dirty and don't know where to start, then start slowly. Do one room at a time. Start with the kitchen. You don't want bacteria and germs around your food. Once you have your kitchen cleaned you will feel some accomplishment. This will give you incentive to work on the other rooms. Take one room at a time by doing on room a day. In just a week you will have seven rooms done. Depending on the size of your home you can have your home clean and germ free in just a couple of weeks. You will feel better about yourself and you and your family will be healthier.
This is why we clean. This is why we continue to clean. We may deliver a clean house, but we know that it's really doing something else, something more important. Cleaning a house keeps us, you, and your house healthy.
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