Reasons Why Cleaning is Good For You

‘Tidy home, tidy mind’ isn’t just a throwaway phrase. In fact, it’s been proven that living in a clean environment is actually beneficial for the physical and mental health of you and your family. In addition, there is a range of illnesses you can keep at bay simply by getting your feather duster out more often.

In this post, we will take a look at the different benefits of keeping a clean and tidy home.

1) It lowers stress and fatigue

Living in a messy home is a constant reminder of the work that needs to be finished. Too much clutter also means it takes longer to find things you need in and around your home, resulting in increased levels of stress.

Having a clutter-free home makes you more productive, while the tidying process itself can increase your energy levels.

TOP TIP: If you haven’t used something for a while, it might be time to say goodbye. Don’t be afraid to let things go in order to reduce clutter.

2) It reduces allergy and asthma symptoms

Failing to keep rooms with carpet, upholstery or bedding tidy can worsen allergies and asthma. Dust mites and pet hair lurk in places, such as sofas, rugs and carpets, which can trigger allergic reactions, decrease air quality and increase asthma problems.

3) It improves safety

Falls and fires are two of the leading causes of injuries in the home. Tripping over objects and slipping on unclean surfaces can cause head injuries, as well as broken and fractured limbs.

In addition, blocking doorways and hallways with clutter is a fire hazard, as it can hasten the spread of fire and hinder your ability to escape from your home or be rescued.

4) It reduces the spread of germs

Most people think of bathrooms as the most germ-ridden spots in the house. However, kitchens are actually the biggest cause of concern. To reduce the spread of germs in the kitchen, countertops should be cleaned thoroughly after preparing raw meats and fish, and sponges and cloths should be sanitised after each use.

That doesn’t mean to say that bathrooms should be overlooked. The toilet flush handle, as well as sink taps, are easily contaminated with potential germs and need to be regularly disinfected.

TOP TIP: Concentrate on one room at a time so that the cleaning process doesn’t become overbearing.

If you’re struggling to clean and maintain your home, and like the idea of reaping the benefits listed above, don’t fear, as help is at hand. At Domestic Innovations, we provide bespoke cleaning services to suit your home and lifestyle. Speak to one of our experts today by calling 0800 085 0948. Alternatively, fill in our online contact form and we’ll get back to you.