It’s been a long day. You’ve never been happier to get home and just relax. You turn the key in the lock and open the door to…
Dishes are piled up in the sink. Toys are scattered everywhere. Your house is a hot mess. Who wants to come home to this?
Here are ten reasons why a clean house is just better.
10 Reasons You Need a Clean House
1. Appearances matter
Gleaming floors and neatly fluffed throw cushions arranged on the sofa make your house seem so much more appealing. No-one enjoys staring at mounds of dirty laundry and dusty shelves. A clean house looks good.
Ever had someone turn up at your door unexpectedly when your house was a mess?
Cue the shame and hurried apologies or excuses explaining why your house is in the state it’s in.
A clean house never embarrasses anyone. Guests can come over at anytime without the mad dash to hide clutter under the couch before you open the door.
You focus better on the task at hand when you’re not surrounded by clutter. An unkempt house can be quite distracting. Instead of concentrating on what you want to be doing, you find yourself thinking about the bathrooms that need to be cleaned. When your house is in order, you can get on with whatever it is that you want to do and not think about what should be done.
4. Spend less time Searching
Avoid the frustration associated with hunting for lost items. Great organizational systems means you can find your possessions easily and quickly. You know exactly where everything is and you will spend less time searching for your stuff.
5. Saves money
A clean house saves you money. First of all, you won’t need to purchase a replacement for something you lost, only to find the original later. (Annoying when that happens, right?)
Secondly, you will be less likely to break or damage items that were left lying in places they shouldn’t have been. I can’t tell you how many times I have narrowly avoided sitting on my mother’s glasses that she left in a chair.
6. Promotes sleep
There is nothing more inviting than a well-made bed with clean, straightened sheets and soft pillows. Having to remove items from my bed or grappling with tangled sheets prevents me from relaxing. Your bed should be a sanctuary where you can recharge for the next day.
7. Good for your health
Items strewn on the floor are tripping hazards and in addition to that, it’s just plain painful to step on pointy toys.
A dusty house aggravates allergies and other respiratory ailments such as asthma so clean regularly to remove allergens and make your home a healthier environment overall for your family.
8. Prevent Pests
The presence of dirt and grime just invites pests to come in and get comfortable. Clean spills as soon as they occur, wash the dishes regularly and throw out the trash often. Doing this reduces the chances that you will have a pest infestation.
9. Set a good example
When you keep your house clean, you set a good example for your kids. Include them in the cleaning process by making them put away their toys at the end of each day.
Sort through the toys with your children and donate the ones they no longer play with that are in good condition. This will teach your kids a valuable lesson about helping others in need and how to let go of items they don’t use.
10. Happier you
A clean house allows you to relax and focus on other things. It improves your quality of life.
Cleaning often feels like a chore but there are ways to make it more fun. No matter how you look at it, I’m sure we can all agree that a clean house is just better.