You’ve probably heard the quote, “Happiness is a freshly cleaned home.” And, if you’ve ever returned to a clean home – especially when you didn’t have to do the cleaning – you know that statement is definitely true.
But what if a clean home does more than provide you happiness? What if it could actually improve your health? Well, it can do just that! Want to know how? Here are a few of the ways that a clean home can benefit your health.
Ah, allergies. It seems that just about everyone is allergic to something. Watery eyes, sneezing, and even difficulty breathing can all be signs that you’re allergic to something. And often, your allergies can stem from things in your home like dust, pollen, and pet dander.
While medications can help, keeping your home clean can also help reduce these common indoor allergens. When you clean your house regularly, you can help to keep those allergy symptoms at bay.
Mold is a common issue in homes, especially in areas that are susceptible to lots of moisture – like your bathrooms and kitchen. With regular cleaning, you can detect mold and eliminate it from your home before it starts to cause health problems – such as asthma attacks.
Reduces Your Chance of Home Injuries
Each year, thousands of people are injured in their own homes – and often, these injuries are preventable. How is that? Because many home accidents are the result of slips and falls or tripping over items that are in your way.
If you keep your home organized and clean, you may be able to reduce your chance of injury. And who really wants to take a trip to the emergency room because you tripped over a pile of your children’s toys or a stack of boxes that could easily be put away?
Reduces Your Stress
There are lots of things that can cause you stress. Your job. Your family. Your health. But would you believe that a messy home can cause you stress, too?
Researchers have found that a dirty and cluttered home can prevent you from focusing, which in turn decreases your productivity and causes stress and frustration.
Keeps Pests Away
Nobody wants to talk about pests such as ants, cockroaches, and other bugs, but they can be a problem. While certain pests are just a part of the environment, others can become a nuisance if your home is not clean.
Sure, you can pay for an exterminator to come, but if you don’t keep your home clean – pests are just going to keep coming back – costing you more money.
Healthier Eating Habits
This may seem like an odd benefit of a clean home, but studies have shown that people with a neat and tidy home have a tendency to eat healthier. It is believed that this stems from having less stress at home, as stress can cause a change in your eating habits.
Improved Sleep Quality
Yes, a clean home can improve your sleep quality. In several studies, it has been shown that those people who have a clean home fall asleep quicker and feel more rested upon waking. And who couldn’t use a better night’s sleep?
Reduces Germs and Bacteria
And yes, regular cleaning means a reduction in germs and bacteria in your home – which means you could be sick less often.
So, if a clean home is a happy home, it’s also a healthy home! And both of those things are definite positives!
If you need help keeping your home clean, let Mini Maid be the solution. We have offered trusted residential and commercial cleaning services in the Gainesville area since 1994. You can use our convenient online form to get a free cleaning quote or call us to discuss your needs.