Is your home making you feel sick? Depending on how often you clean and tidy, it just might be.
Those dust bunnies in the corner, the well-used sponge in the sink, the errant crumbs and various toys scattered all over the floor – it’s a recipe for feeling yucky in more ways than one, not to mention adding to your everyday stress levels.
Comparing your dirty house with others may be an entertaining pastime, but keeping a clean and tidy home helps your family feel healthier, reduces your frazzled feelings, saves time and can help you sleep better. Need to hear more before you get to work? Read on.
Cleaning can improve your indoor air quality
Over time, dust and allergens can build up in carpeting, bedding and upholstery. Regular dusting, mopping, vacuuming and laundering will help remove those, which will also help improve the air quality in your home so you can breathe a little easier and even improve your sleep quality.
L.O.C.™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a versatile cleaner that works on all washable items and surfaces, including sealed tile, wood, linoleum and ceramic surfaces to get rid of the dust and dirt that lurks. And don’t forget Amway Home™ SA8™ Laundry Detergent to clean your sheets, leaving them soft and smelling good.
It’s much easier to fall asleep when you know your home isn’t one big to-do list of cleaning chores.
A clean home can make you feel calm
A slew of household tasks growling at us when we open our door is not the kind of welcome we want after a long day. Who wants to be greeted by a sink full of dishes, a house full of clutter and a strange smell coming from the refrigerator?
There is actual research out there that shows messy homes can increase the levels of stress hormones for some people and that clean homes can help others overcome feelings of depression.
Think about it: Coming home to a clean house can make you instantly relaxed as you’re able to leave the stressors of the day behind. Your home can be the respite it was meant to be!
Being tidy saves time
Ever try to find that one important piece of mail in a mammoth pile of papers on your table or desk? And how much time have you wasted searching for your keys in pockets, under piles or in the couch? You’re probably getting frustrated right now just thinking about it.
Fact: It’s easier to find things in an organized home. The simple act of putting things away after using them lets you find them in seconds the next time instead of 20 minutes of frantically digging and searching.
Save up enough of that time and you can go for coffee with a friend without any guilt!
Cleaning can be a good workout
It’s not like going to the gym or a five mile run, but cleaning does provide exercise. Some researchers say scrubbing your bathroom for 35 minutes can burn as many calories as 35 minutes on the treadmill. Not bad!
Tackle a few cleaning jobs for 20-30 minutes and count it toward your daily workout. Plus, that quick exercise will likely boost your mood!
Tackle the bad bacteria
When it comes to viruses, fungi and bacteria, it’s all about balance. Too many of them and you may be headed for trouble. Just think of how many could be growing in your uncleaned bathroom or on that well-used kitchen sponge. (Ew.)
Cleaning regularly with the right products can keep those in check and prevent you from shuddering at the thought of microscopic creepy crawlies. Consider Pursue™ Disinfectant Cleaner, which kills 99.9% of common household viruses, fungi and bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella.
Cleaning can increase productivity
Working in your home office or at your messy dining room table when your house needs cleaning is like sitting in a sea of distractions. Concentrating on your work is what you should be doing, but it’s difficult when you can draw smiley faces in the dust on your table.
Making time to clean will help you focus on all the other important tasks in your life so you can give them the attention they need.
You’ll love it
Are you convinced yet? Have you started shopping for mops and creating a chore chart? Just think of all the benefits that you’ll enjoy with a regular cleaning routine.
And when your friends stop by unexpectedly, you’ll never again have to say, “Sorry about the mess!” You can invite them in, offer them a refreshment and enjoy the visit worry-free.
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