Cleaning your house – no one wants to do the chore, but what if I told you that there were more benefits than you think? Cleaning is not just about making your home feel presentable, but it is an essential task to keep your family safe and healthy. A messy house can make you feel stressed out. Have you ever had guests stop by last minute and you had to throw things under the bed or in the closet to make your home look presentable? We have all been there. Sometimes, it becomes difficult to clean your house when you have kids, pets, or a busy lifestyle. Take a look at these tips so you can balance your time when it comes to cleaning.
Why Should You Keep Your House Clean [9 Reasons]
1. It Will Improve The Aesthetics Of Your Property
Cleaning your house regularly will improve the look and feel of your home, making your guests feel more comfortable. Have you ever been to someone’s house and it almost felt more like home than your own house?That’s the type of feeling you want your home to bring to other people. If people feel welcome in your home, the less entertaining you have to do. So it’s a win-win! Also, the more you keep up on cleaning and maintenance in your home, the higher the value will go up whenever you decide to sell or rent. Cha-Ching!
2. Protection From Health Risks
Clutter and trash strewn about the home not only is off putting, but it also will cause potential health risks to your family members or guests. Make sure to take your trash out regularly, spraying down the counters after you cook, and keeping up on those hard to see spots. Don’t worry, you won’t have to deep clean every single day, but keeping up on the things that can make your house smell will help you in the long run.
3. Keeps Pests Away
Don’t let those pests live rent free in your home! Pests are the first indicator that something may be wrong in your home. Unlike us, pests LOVE trash and nasty smells. Always make sure you aren’t leaving any trash behind, and make sure you haven’t gone “nose blind” to the lingering smells in your home that could cause an outbreak of pests like cockroaches, mites, and bed bugs. Clean regularly, and you shouldn’t have any pest issues (Okay, I promise I won’t bring up insects anymore. Let’s move on…)
4. Reduces Allergens
Cleaning your house regularly will reduce dust and other allergens that cause allergic reactions and asthmatic symptoms. Have pets? Are you playing outside with the kids daily? Or are you bringing home allergens from work? These factors can bring in many allergens that will make you miserable. Make sure to keep up on mopping, dusting, vacuuming and laundry. This sounds like a lot of work, but trust me, it will pay off. Allergens can make your family sick, and even start the growth of mold. Keep reading, I promise we are almost past the things that make your skin crawl.
5. Enhances Productivity
Who has heard the phrase “If you want to change the world, start by making your bed.” It’s true! When you wake up and the first thing you do is check your phone or watch TV, chances are that your day is going to end up unproductive. Start your day by tidying up, even if it is just by making your bed. This simple chore will kickstart your day, and you might just end up changing the world that day.
6. Extends The Lifespan Of Some Materials
Cleaning your furniture, sofas, and carpets will extend their lifespan significantly. The less you clean, the more you will end up paying in repairs or replacements. Taking only 10 minutes out of your day to clean one piece of furniture will save you in the long run. Also, you can prevent frequent smells and odors to improve their look. You can even save money on new products with regular cleaning practices.
7. Motivates Your Family To Keep The Environment Clean
Cleaning your home regularly will motivate your family members and children to keep the environment clean by setting the standard or example for them. I know, it sounds like a dream to have your kids and family clean up their messes, but trust me, if you set the example they will follow. Also, if you make cleaning “fun” then your kids are most likely to help you. Set goals, make a game for your kids that go along with cleaning, bribe them with ice cream (kidding… kind of). But in all seriousness, kids follow by example, if you are clean then they will want to keep their spaces clean. But don’t get your hopes up too much, parenting and a chore list isn’t THAT easy, you will still end up cleaning crayon off the wall.
8. Save Time
Okay, finally, the best part of maintaining a clean house. You will save time. I know you may be thinking, “How in the world will I save time cleaning if I am cleaning all the time?” Well the answer is simple, the more you clean now, the less you will have to clean later. When you are making dinner, quickly put those dishes in the dishwasher. Right before you go to bed, do a quick 15 minute cleaning session and you will wake up to a clean home. Instead of grabbing a shirt off the hanger, grab a clean shirt out of the pile on your arm chair (yes, we all have a laundry chair that definitley was not made for laundry). Little tasks like this will eventually pay off and you will find yourself relaxing more than you are cleaning.
9. Improves Quality Of Life
Come on, you know you sleep better when your house is clean before you get to bed. Or whenever you leave for vacation, who cleans their house from top to bottom so you don’t have to stress after a week of fun? A clean home is a happy home! You don’t have to clean all day every day, but start implementing small tasks here and there to get started. The habit will build, and you may end up enjoying the outcome!
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