Tidying up. It’s something 73% of UK locals loathe, but most of us have to do to some extent every single day. But did you know, the benefits of keeping a clean house reach far beyond simply being able to see your bedroom floor from clothes and far beyond keeping rats and bugs away from food waste in your kitchen?
In fact, there are tons of health benefits of keeping a tidy living space - and with a little extra scrubbing and dusting here and there, you’ll begin to reap the rewards of these life-changing benefits…
Take a moment to think about your flat or house. What house cleaning jobs need doing right now? Do the dishes need loading? Does your living room need a good vacuum? Do you need to do the dreaded bi-annual oven clean?!
Cleaning that area has health benefits you probably wouldn't have even considered, regardless of what you're doing.
Without further ado, here are 6 amazing health benefits of keeping a tidy living space:
Many studies have shown that enjoying a clean living space lowers your stress levels. Just think about it: you get home from work, there’s no clean glasses for that all-important evening wine, there’s no clean plates for your Chinese takeaway, heck, you can’t even change into your pyjamas because they’re in the wash! Who’s going to be happier? The person who deals with this? Or the person who comes home to a fresh, clean space to relax in! Amongst the many studies that have backed up this theory. Championheath in UK states Depression, impacting approximately one in six adults in the UK, stands as one of the most pervasive mental health disorders.
Estimates indicate that 10% of the world’s population are allergic to dust mites, which can cause anything from sneezing to itching to getting a runny nose to congestion and watery eyes. Dust mites can also cause asthma symptoms such as coughing or/and wheezing. Add on to this that the average home collects around 40 pounds of dust per year, and you can see that for at least 1 in 10 of us, regular dusting can have a seriously life-changing effect.
Since the global pandemic of 2019, the percentage of people working from home has arisen significantly. In fact, a recent study showed that 40% of workers in the UK had worked from home at least once in the past 7 days that the poll was carried out. The point is, if more of us are working from home these days, then it’s pivotal that we keep a tidy working space in order to keep us focused.
I don’t know about you, but if I’m trying to work on the desktop computer and my desk is cluttered and/or dusty, I find it incredibly difficult to focus on my work! Additionally, the Harvard business review conducted a study that found that when participants cleared clutter from their work environment, they were better able to focus and process information, and their productivity increased. So it’s a fact: our brain’s hate clutter!
There’s nothing better than waking up after a good night’s sleep! It can be the main difference between experiencing a bad day or a good day, thus a bad life, or a good life. Good sleep has a wealth of benefits in itself, including; keeping your heart healthy, reducing stress, improving your memory and making you more alert, this goes without mentioning your social development and general happiness. So how does a tidy living space improve your sleep?
According to a survey conducted by British design company, Joseph Joseph - most people feel happier after cleaning when they experience emotions such as "ease and less stress.". This is explained very well in an article by Country Living. Sleep tends to be satisfying for most people afterward.
Can you guess which room in your house has the most germs? Well, if you said bathroom, you’re wrong. Apparently it’s the kitchen that wins the rather unpleasant medal for the most germs in the house, and with all the food preparation that goes on there, it’s easy to see why.
From uncooked meat to spilled milk, to bits of old cheese, fruit and whatever else is lurking under your fridge - the place it’s a breeding ground for bacteria. It goes without saying that household germs can cause infections, colds, sneezing, itching and all the other nasty things. Thank goodness then for rubber gloves and scouring pads!
6. It Removes Safety Hazards
This one goes without saying! But put simply; the less clutter, the less chance you have of causing yourself a nasty injury. A tidy house will help you eliminate fire hazards, avoid falling objects, as well as avoiding slips, trips and falls.
A tidy place to live is not just pleasant for the obvious reasons, but it’s a necessity if you want to live a life with as little stress as possible. By living in a decluttered, organised, household, you'll feel the health benefits straight away.
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