Why Keep the House Clean?

Ev­ery­body ap­pre­ci­ates a clean home. But when life gets busy, keep­ing a clean home is the first task to fall by the way­side. And then things can get com­pli­cated for the house res­i­dents.

The Freeman - - Lifestyle - By Ale­jan­dra Cabahug

When Dad finds his fa­vorite cof­fee mug still in the dish­washer from the night be­fore, he loses his en­thu­si­asm for the morn­ing cof­fee. That’s a bad start for his day, and it can linger through his en­tire day at the of­fice. When Mom smells odor com­ing from the kitchen garbage bin, it can sour her mood too and her day is started on a wrong note.

Keep­ing the house clean is im­por­tant for ev­ery­one in the fam­ily. And the quar­an­tine mea­sures dur­ing the pan­demic may be used well for set­ting rules for keep­ing the house clean and or­derly at all times. A clean home will make life bet­ter for ev­ery­one. The web­site www. maid­toshinecle­an­ers.com cites rea­sons why keep­ing the house clean is im­por­tant:

1. You’ll get more done. When your home is dirty or dis­or­ga­nized, it’s dif­fi­cult to fo­cus on the tasks you should be do­ing. You may find your­self dis­tracted by or­ga­niz­ing or sur­face-clean­ing. These dis­trac­tions keep you from get­ting im­por­tant things done and can make you feel as though you ac­com­plished lit­tle by the end of the day. When your home is clean and or­ga­nized, you’ll have fewer dis­trac­tions and get more done.

2. You can eas­ily find things. Lost your keys or cell phone again? With a clean home, you’ll spend less time look­ing for things you’ve mis­placed. Sim­plify your life by go­ing through the mail when you re­ceive it and get­ting rid of un­needed pa­pers or house­hold items when you don’t need them.

A lot of time is wasted look­ing for things that have been mis­placed some­where in the home. Clean­ing the house of­ten and keep­ing it or­ga­nized can save a lot of time. Be­sides, you’ll feel bet­ter when your home is or­ga­nized and you’ll find what you need in its right­ful place.

3. You’ll be more cre­ative. Clean space al­lows the mind to re­lax and be more cre­ative. When you’re sur­rounded by un­clean­li­ness or mess, your mind fo­cuses more on the chaos and less on let­ting your cre­ative juices flow. If you’re a cre­ative per­son, keep­ing a clean home will help you do what you do best.

Keep­ing your home clean im­proves men­tal clar­ity and de­ters stress. In­versely, walk­ing into a filthy house can put you in a funk of a mood, and piles of clut­ter and dis­or­ga­ni­za­tion can trig­ger brain fog and de­pres­sion. Thus, the lit­tle ef­fort in­vested in clean­ing and clear­ing the sur­round­ings is well worth it.

4. You’ll like to in­vite peo­ple over. There’s noth­ing more em­bar­rass­ing than greet­ing friends with a dirty house. In this case, you may stop hav­ing peo­ple come over al­to­gether. Don’t let a dirty home keep you from spend­ing time with the peo­ple you love. By keep­ing your home clean and or­derly, you’ll have more mo­ti­va­tion to in­vite peo­ple to din­ner and en­joy their com­pany.

A clean and or­ga­nized home is a beau­ti­ful home to be proud of. Or­ga­ni­za­tion en­ables you to fo­cus on the qual­i­ties of the house. In­stead of look­ing at piles of clut­ter and a sink full of dishes, your fo­cus will go to your beau­ti­ful fur­ni­ture and shiny ap­pli­ances.

5. It’s good for chil­dren. It’s not good for hu­mans of any age to live in filth, es­pe­cially chil­dren. Young chil­dren of crawl­ing age will pick up any­thing on the floor and put it in their mouth. Chil­dren are also sus­cep­ti­ble to bac­te­ria, molds, and mildews which can af­fect their health.

Also, mess makes for poor in­door air qual­ity, which can trig­ger dis­or­ders such as al­ler­gies and asthma as well as other breath­ing prob­lems. The air in the home can be­come de­graded from ac­cu­mu­lated dust bun­nies, mildew and an­i­mal dan­der. Keep­ing your house clean and san­i­tized will keep chil­dren and the whole fam­ily safer and health­ier.

6. You’ll sleep bet­ter. There’s noth­ing more re­lax­ing than jump­ing into a bed with clean sheets and say­ing good night to an or­derly house. You’ll rest at ease when you’re not wak­ing up to chaos. Let your mind rest peace­fully in a clean home.

Keep­ing the home clean and or­ga­nized doesn’t have to be as fright­en­ing as it seems. There is, for ex­am­ple the idea of pre-clean­ing – try­ing to keep the home clean by not mak­ing a mess. Ev­ery­one in the fam­ily shall be in­volved. When there’s lit­tle mess to deal with, the clean­ing task is much less daunt­ing.

Mak­ing an ef­fort to keep the home tidy and or­derly is ex­tremely im­por­tant to main­tain­ing both men­tal and phys­i­cal health. For those who lead very busy lives, it is more prac­ti­cal to fo­cus on one area of the home at a time to deep­clean, while keep­ing the rest of the house ca­su­ally tidy. Af­ter a while, the whole place will have been thor­oughly cleaned and san­i­tized – and then the house­clean­ing cy­cle can start all over again.

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