Even if you’re not particularly house proud, you’ll know it’s important to keep your home clean and tidy. It prevents you and your family from getting sick as you can keep germs down, and it means things are put away so you’re not falling over them- and your home isn’t packed to the rafters with stuff! However, there are many other benefits to keeping your home looking nice, some might surprise you. Here are some examples.
You might think that a little mess doesn’t bother you, however it will be affecting you on a subconscious level and genuinely can add to stress. As the saying goes- tidy home, tidy mind– and research has proved this to be true. Getting rid of your piles of mess and clutter and living in a clean and tidy home will make it more practical, and will also go a long way in improving your mental health. If nothing else, it can make you feel on top of things and is a way of gaining control of your life.
2. Better sleep
Linked to reduced stress, a clean and tidy home is also linked to better sleep. Clear surroundings are easier to clean, meaning less dust mites which can keep people awake due to allergies and stuffiness. Tidy surroundings also promote feelings of calm which are of course useful when you’re trying to sleep.
3. Efficient organization
A home that’s clean and tidy is easy to keep organized. Look on sites like Pinterest for ideas for ways to store the items you have. It could be shelves in cupboards lined with boxes or baskets. It could be kitchen storage or drawer dividers to keep smaller items neat and tidy. When everything has a place, it’s simple putting things away when you’re done with them and just as easy to find them again. You’ll find that once a home is already clean and tidy, it’s much easier to keep it that way.
4. Reduced chance of pests
When your home has piles of mess and clutter, it can be difficult to spot the early signs of pests. Any pest control company will tell you how quickly these little critters breed, and so missing the signs can mean you suddenly have a very large problem on your hands. Keep your home clean and tidy and you’ll spot things like droppings, dead insects or other pest activity and can get it sorted as quickly as possible.
5. Easier to maintain
A home that’s clean and clear is much easier to physically maintain. If something starts to go wrong or needs a little DIY, it’s easier to spot and again, get sorted before it turns into a bigger problem. It could be a leak, mould or rot or other issues that can become a problem when they’re left. It generally makes it easier to stay on top of your home, keeping it in the best condition possible.