It may seem like an obvious statement but having not just a tidy home space to live in, but a clean one too can have a positive effect on our lives in a myriad of ways. From improved to air quality to the positive effects on our skin to the psychological aspect, ensuring our homes are regularly cleaned are sure to provide us with a wealth of holistic benefits.
While we all welcome having a clean home, the act of actually getting down to the nitty-gritty on a regular basis may seem like a rather unwelcome chore, especially if you have a large home, multiple family members and pets that create the mess and if you lead a rather busy life. Finding the time to clean regularly is possibly the hardest part in today’s world, so hiring a trusted professional to keep on top of all the jobs that build up is likely to be your best option.
As mentioned, ensuring that your home is kept clean and tidy is paramount for a number of reasons, and below we are going to take a look at five ways in which a clean home keeps you healthy.
If you or a loved one suffers from allergies, you will know just how debilitating they can be. By making sure that your home is cleaned thoroughly at least once a week, you can vastly reduce the number of mould, dust, and pollen particles that are floating around your living spaces. And this is the same for those with skin issues as well as respiratory illnesses. Dust and allergens can cause flare ups to those with sensitive skin and related problems so make sure you air your home, have it vacuumed every two to three days and wash soft furnishings every few months.
Germs and bacteria
Germs and bacteria are introduced into our homes from the outside world, travelling in via our shoes, shopping, pets, and visitors. While making sure shoes are removed at the door is a great idea, instead of trying to create a perfectly sterile environment, choose the healthier option of simply keeping your house clean and tidy.
The UK government deems air pollution, both inside and out, to be one of the most harmful public health risks. Air pollution is said to cause almost 40,000 deaths every year and costs the country millions of pounds in NHS and social care fees. Improve your health by keeping your home clean by using the right cleaning products and equipment. Commercial cleaning products can be a big help because they are designed to offer a better outcome than regular cleaning products.
If your immune system is overly sensitive, it will react to specific proteins in pet dander that trigger an allergic reaction throughout your entire body. Your sinus health suffers greatly when this happens, and you can experience sneezing, a runny nose, itchy hives, or eyes that water non-stop. Allergies can feel cruel and unforgiving, but the good news is that by cleaning regularly and getting rid of excess pet dander – your health and wellbeing should see positive results.
Cleaning your home is not only good for your health in the long term, but it brings with it some positive psychological factors, too. Coming home after a long and tiring day will only be made worse if the place is a mess and living in a continual dirty and cluttered environment can lead to illness and depression. Living in a clean and healthy environment also helps to improve your quality of sleep, which can only be a good thing.
If you don’t want to have a cleaner in most days, then set up a schedule for family members for the day-to-day jobs and leave the arduous tasks to the professionals. Living in a clean space will allow your mind to relax and unwind after a long day at work, so surround yourself with an environment that inspires health and wellness – you’ll be grateful that you did.