A clean home is a dream for many of us. But, sometimes life gets so hectic that you neglect to clean the house for a while! For many people, it almost seems that cleaning is futile. Things will just get messy again, especially if you have children!
So, while there isn’t exactly a temptation to never clean, there may be a temptation to clean less often. Or to neglect certain areas. But, it’s important that we take a look at just how vital a clean home can be. When you look at the benefits, there are a great range from physical to mental health. You may not want to skip on cleaning tasks in the future.
Here’s a list of the areas you need to think about. This will make the importance of a clean house clearer to you than ever before!
Allergens and General Hygiene
A lot of us are allergic to something, even if it’s on a very mild level. If you don’t clean regularly, your carpet, bedding, and upholstery will be riddled with allergens. Dust mites lurk in these areas. Most importantly, they decrease the overall air quality in your home. They trigger allergic reactions. As a result, make sure all of these areas are cleaned often.
People don’t clean their carpeting as often as they should either. Vacuum once a week won’t cut it! You should actually consider giving your carpet a wash a few times a year. As for upholstery, very few people bother to clean this at all. Remember to take a vacuum cleaner to your upholstery once in a while.
People like to imagine that their homes are the safest places on Earth. And, in many ways, this is true. But the fact is injuries take place in the home. Falls, trips, slips, they’re all more likely to occur in your home than in the vast majority of other places. Additionally, fire hazards are also something you need to think about.
When your home isn’t tidy, the risks of these things happening rise. Mess and disorganization make it more likely that a fire will occur, and possibly spread. It can also make exiting safely more difficult.
Liquid and food spills both attract bugs and rodents. Of course, you may say to yourself that these are certainly things you clean up right away. The fact is, most of us have unnoticed little spills somewhere in the house. People also tend to leave these things uncleaned for a little while if they occur on kitchen tops.
There are other things that attract pests. For example, uncleaned pet bowls. And that’s certainly something that is prevalent in the homes of pet owners! People usually leave pet food bowls for a few days before giving them a really good clean. Furthermore, not taking the trash out regularly is another way to attract pests to your home.
A lot of us lose things quite often. We lose our car keys or our cell phones. Sometimes we lose important documents. We look in all the places we think we’d have placed them, but they still don’t manage to turn up. The more disorganized your home is, the more difficult it’s going to be to find things!
It’s much easier to organize your home if you declutter it first. Most of our homes have a plethora of items that we don’t really need or even use. Consider clearing out a lot of those items that you don’t use or need. That way, when you clean house, your home will have less clutter.
An unclean home builds up a considerable amount of stress! It also begins a vicious cycle. When you’re feeling stressed, you’re more likely to put off the task. Which means that your house is just going to get a bit messier. The messier it gets, the more stressed you feel.
So making sure your home is clean if you want to keep yourself free from stress. Remember that stress is worse for your long-term health than many people think! Something else you should remember: cleaning provides you with a little physical exercise, which in itself helps relieve stress!
It’s hard to be productive when your home isn’t very clean. Disorganization and stress will make it productive.
They say that a clear home is a clear mind, and there’s a great amount of truth to that. If you’ve got work to do at home, be it an actual job or something creative then you need the mental space to perform those tasks. Freeing up physical space can help you with that.
The value of the property is going to be affected in the long-term by how clean you keep it. Generally, there are a lot of telling signs that a home that has just been cleaned has either been cleaned regularly or cleaned infrequently. Mess tends to build up in ways that leave signs of uncleanliness even after you’ve cleaned up.
If you rent your property, then this may mean that you won’t be able to get all of your deposit back when it’s time to move. If you own the property and decide to sell it, then the value could take a hit. With this in mind, it’s also worth bringing up the exterior of your home. Its cleanliness also affects the value in a big way. You should be looking for ways to keep the exterior as clean as possible. Check out the Spray and Forget Deep Dive at A Cleaner Choice if you want to see reviews of outdoor cleaning products.
Surely we’ve all been in a situation where we’ve wanted to have friends and family over, but had to rush around and clean house in order to do so? In fact, many of us had to turn down opportunities to see people simply because our homes weren’t tidy.
Outside of planned visits, it’s also worth noting that you never know who is going to come knocking at your door. You may find yourself in a surprise situation, standing awkwardly at the door, Araid to let someone in because of the state of your home! Keeping your home clean will give you a lot more opportunity to be hospitable.
We hope that you found our clean house tips beneficial. Do a thorough cleaning and than strive to maintain the house during the week.