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Although its common knowledge that cleaning your house is important, it has become a herculean task to accomplish given the busy schedules, fast-paced lives, and pandemic workload. With so much going on, it gets challenging to manage and prioritize professional life, social life, family, household chores, and a million other things you might have on top of your head. I completely understand. Trust me, my home isn’t sparkling either.

Why Cleaning Your Home Is Important – 8 Amazing Benefits!!

Although its common knowledge that cleaning your house is important, it has become a herculean task to accomplish given the busy schedules, fast-paced lives, and pandemic workload. With so much going on, it gets challenging to manage and prioritize professional life, social life, family, household chores, and a million other things you might have on top of your head. I completely understand. Trust me, my home isn’t sparkling either.

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I feel that cleaning has become far more important especially after the Covid-19 crisis. In early 2020, people were very cautious of their homes and tried every bit to keep them tidy. However, the effect has started to fade by the end of 2022. People have now learned to live with the mess – no puns intended and myself included.

The Cleaning Blame-Game

It’s rather a common human nature to blame other things for the lack of their own behavior. All of us are doing so in some way or the other. In the case of cleaning, the blame usually is put on time. Where I completely understand that you cannot take out the time to clean daily especially if you have to do it all by yourself. 

But I wouldn’t suggest lingering it on till it gets unbearable or until you have to do it all cost and the chores eat away the whole day. I have learned through my mistakes that’s you should try and get done with things as soon as you see them occurring. Like, wash the dishes every night to avoid a mountain of dishes and germs in a couple of days. The amazing thing is that you are trying to avoid the inevitable. You have to do it either way! The only difference is – today with what has to be done or tomorrow with additional chores lined up.

8 Amazing Benefits of Cleaning Your Home!

Cleaning your home or your space may seem like a secondary task but it can affect your mood, health, and environment in multiple ways:

1.  Less Stress

Although cleaning after a long day is not ideal but the process of cleaning is literally considered therapeutic by many. It provides a sense of calm and relieves stress. When done right, the act of cleaning can add the benefits of exercising to your day which also means releasing happy hormones and improving blood flow.

Moreover, cleaning your home on time can help you lessen your burden because when you have a tidy home you have one less thing to worry about. A messy home may seem innocent but it can alone cause stress in several individuals. It is one of the reasons why most busy people employ a cleaning service.

2.  Feel better about yourself

Not only does cleaning your house helps you alleviate some stress, but it can also make you feel better about yourself by providing a sense of accomplishment. Cleaning your home may be a challenging task to accomplish, however by completing it you are doing much more. You will start to see other things in your life fall into place. More free time will be in your hand and there will be lesser chores to worry about on the weekend. This will make you happier, healthier, and hold a sense of pride as well knowing that you have accomplished your tasks.

3.  Better Productivity

It is 100 percent true. Even the studies have shown that people who spend most of their time in a tidy and organized space are better focused and tend to have improved productivity than those living otherwise. And it completely makes sense. Because a cleaner space means fewer distractions, lesser things to worry about, and a positive environment. All of these factors help to ramp up the productivity levels and in turn, better results are produced.

4.  Safer living environment

Health should always come first. A messy house is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria that may cause several health issues. While it’s true, that you cannot fully protect yourself from the illnesses and diseases out there, however precautions are always better than cure. Dirt and dust in your household can result in cough, colds, and flu-like symptoms.

The best way to stay away from allergens is to keep cleanliness in check. Simple chores like vacuuming, dusting and sweeping can help you eliminate pet dander, dust, dust mites, and several other irritants.

5.  Improved mental state

Cleaning your house shows responsibility, discipline, and organization. When your house is disordered then you have a million things missing which you can’t seem to find on time and it takes away your mental peace again and again. It can make you lose your temper and become more anxious, confused, and stressed. Plus, cleaning gets harder than it really should be

Whereas, an organized home may save you the pain of losing your temper when you are trying to be productive. You can manage your time well. With things in their designated places, working at home would be less inconvenient and frustrating.

6.  Organized living space

When homes are mismanaged, they just become bigger dumpsters where it seems impossible to find things. Cleaning your home on a regular basis ensures that things stay in their place. Moreover, it supports charitable giving. It helps to declutter your space and giving the items you don’t need to someone in need.

Tidy living space also speeds up your chores and you can get done with things faster as there is less to deal with from the start anyways.

7.  Money saver

Walking into a living space filled with clutter where you cannot find anything is the worst nightmare. And spending your money uselessly due to disorder is stupidity. Because when you can’t find what you need, you will probably be buying extra to cater to your need at the time. Hence a waste of time and a waste of money.

By keeping your home organized and tidy you assure lesser expenditures on extras. You will only be spending on things that you really need and not things that you know might be somewhere around your home but you aren’t aware where exactly they might be.

8.  Your home stays alive

Your home is probably one of your dearest possessions. You have invested a lot in your home and you would want to keep it in a sparkling condition. But have you noticed? homes that are left to clutter, dirt, and dust are not welcoming. Even the residents feel weird living in a house like that.

Clutter, dirt, and dust can also make your home appear dull and act as a base ground for more problems like mites, molds, and a stinky environment. All of these things can waste all the good that you ever did to your home and make your home look worn out and unwanted.

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Take Away

An untidy home can bring stress, health issues, disappointment, the feeling of failure, hygiene issues, and it also sets a bad example for your kids and people vising your home. My best advice would be to not leave it all on one day. Start by doing something daily. It will be lesser work with better organization and time management. By doing something every day, you will have lesser burdens and tidier living space with so many advantages that will help you in multiple ways.

I have included a checklist for you to download for free that will help you to stay organized while cleaning your home and managing all the other chores in your home.

  1. Checklist “Get Things Done Today”
  2. Monthly Budget Worksheet

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