After a long tiring day, we always look forward coming home to retire and recharge our batteries by spending time in our own space with our loved ones. At home is where we find solace and recovery.  House cleaning can either be a source of relaxation or be debilitating to those with extremely hectic schedules. Here are some important reasons for having a clean home.

Improves your Health

This one’s a no-brainer. The cleaner and more organized your home is the less exposure you have to germs and harmful chemicals. According to a study about the health benefits of cleaning from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago there are three reasons why cleaning may impact your overall health:

(1) Gets rid of environmental allergens which help prevents asthma and allergies

(2) Lowers the risk of injuries due to dangerous falls

(3) Promotes good physical activities that reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease;  activities such as workouts, playing sports, cooking, washing the dishes, and cleaning.

A healthy body sets the stage for your day-to-day well-being and how well you will age. Maintaining fitness through good nutrition and exercise promotes efficient circulation, digestion, and musculoskeletal strength. This allows you to live an active life, and gives you a healthy immune system helps you ward off disease.

Helps You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Tidying your bed is the starting point of a sleep ritual that can fight sleeping disorders; it will have a positive effect on your mind as it will give you a place to come back that is clean and tidy for you to relax after a long day.

Every night while we are sleeping, our body sweats, excretes oils and sheds dead skin cells that gather in our sheets which can lead to allergies, bugs infestations and even insomnia. The longer you go without washing your bedding, the more issues you can encounter, going anywhere from odd smells that keep you awake at night to allergies and skin irritations you’ll be fighting off instead of resting.

Affects your Concentration and Productivity

We have seen a lot of articles about this and witnessed the effects even in our own lives. Freeing yourself from clutter can affect your overall mental health. A study published in the National Library of Medicine  mapped the brain’s response to clutter. It was found that it can limit the brain’s processing capacity. When we’re surrounded by too much stuff, our concentration tends to become off and when our brains are convoluted that slows down our productivity and potentially kills creativity.

It helps alleviate stress

According to a study published in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the way you feel about your house has a big impact on your mental health. If you feel your house is not in the best shape when you get home after working all day, you will feel overwhelmed and under accomplished. Feelings like you haven’t done enough in a day’s worth will make your cortisol levels can rise during your sleep, resulting in depression, fatigue and high levels of stress.

If you can’t clean your house yourself, there’s no shame on that. We all are guilty of sometimes using the excuse, “I’m too busy to tidy things up”. Our brains aren’t computers. We can’t force it to work at optimum levels at all times. There are a lot of alternatives you can do. It doesn’t matter what means you choose, what’s important is the mindfulness that you exert that contribute to a clean and clutter-free lifestyle.