“What are the health benefits of a clean house,” you ask?
Springtime is here again with warmer weather, longer days, and plenty of sunshine. It’s a season that often motivates us to clean and organize, be healthier, and be more active. If you’re feeling inspired this season, getting your house clean is a good place to start to accomplish all of these objectives!
Not only does it feel great to have a clean and organized house, but it can actually improve your overall physical and mental health. Here are just a few of the positive health benefits that come from a clean house.
Reduced Stress & Improved Mental Health
Research has shown that an organized and clean house can reduce stress, anxiety, and even depression. When your house is messy, you see constant reminders of things that need to be done. This means that even when you’re trying to relax, your mind is noting projects, which increases levels of stress.
Plus, this constant need for tackling projects can make you feel overwhelmed and can increase procrastination, which only exacerbates the problems.
Finally, when your house is messy, it can be hard to find things. This can make even simple tasks feel overwhelming and can increase stress levels for you and your family.
In contrast, a clean and organized house instills a sense of calm and order and is an inviting and relaxing place for your family to be. Plus, clean and decluttered spaces have proven to increase focus and decrease anxiety.
Reduced Allergy & Asthma Triggers
Keeping your home clean also reduces the number of allergens in the air and improves the air quality that your family breathes. This is particularly vital if you have allergies or asthma, but is beneficial for everyone.
Dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping regularly reduce the number of dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens in your home and improve the air quality that your family breathes.
Reduced Spread of Germs
Your home can also be a source of germs and bacteria, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. These germs can spread on door knobs, light switches, and other high-touch areas. Regularly cleaning your home and disinfecting all kitchen and bathroom surfaces will help to reduce the spread of germs in your home and keep your family healthier.
Interestingly, a clean house can also improve the quality of your sleep. The National Sleep Foundation found that a clean bedroom and clean sheets lead to better sleep. With this in mind, don’t let your bedroom be the place where clutter lands or that regularly gets skipped during the weekly cleaning cycle.
Instead, have a system for washing your sheets at least once a week, and take the time to declutter, organize, and deep clean your bedroom.
Nashville Brighthouse Can Help You Get Healthier This Spring!
Besides making you healthier and more focused, having a clean and organized house makes you feel great. Plus, it helps you to focus on other tasks on your to-do list and to have time for other priorities.
This spring, let Nashville Brighthouse help you get organized and healthy. Our team can help with a one-time deep cleaning or regular cleanings. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your first cleaning online. Make sure to use promo code WEB10 to get 10% off your first cleaning!