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8 Reasons why you'll want to keep your house clean and tidy

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Trying to keep your house up together can be a mean feat especially when you have a busy life and are juggling, work, children, and other activities.  But keeping your house clean and tidy can have a direct impact on our mental and physical well-being.  Let’s take a look how.

  1. No more hunting high and low

It’s really annoying and can be very stressful when you can’t find something, don’t you agree? Especially when you’re in a hurry to get out of the door! So, wouldn’t it make more sense to have a ‘home’ for items? You won’t have to spend hours hunting for your passport next you go away on holiday, or searching for your phone when you urgently need to make a call.  You’ll feel calmer because you know that when you need to find an item, it’ll be where you left it.

  1. You’ll stay more focused

When your house is dirty and untidy it’s hard to stay focused on the jobs that you are meant to be doing.  This is especially true if you spend a lot of the day at home, either working or looking after your children. Your mind may wander and you’ll find yourself thinking more about that pile of ironing or those dishes that need cleaning! So, get rid of these distractions by keeping your home in order, so you can keep your mind in order too.

  1. Be a proud homeowner

When you invite guests into your home you want to make them feel relaxed and comfortable, but this is not easily achievable if your house looks like a bomb has hit it!  We’re not saying that you should spend every waking hour cleaning your house, but simple things like putting clothes away once they’ve been washed and dried, or going through paperwork so it doesn’t clutter your worktops, will really make a difference to the appearance of your house, and you’ll want to show it off.  So, the next time your friend drops in unannounced, you can invite them in without any embarrassment.

  1. You’ll be in a better mood

If you spend less time worrying or thinking about the ‘state of your house’ then you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying life.  

  1. Sleep like a baby again

Sometimes there is nothing nicer than getting into a bed with freshly washed sheets. And, if your bedroom is clean and tidy too you’re more likely to feel relaxed which makes for a perfect setting to nod off in and get a restful night’s sleep. You’ll also feel calmer when you wake up because you won’t be greeted by a messy room. 

  1. Don’t let germs beat you!

By not cleaning your house, dust, germs and bacteria will build up which increases the chances of you and your family becoming ill and may also irritate any allergies that you suffer from.  And, if you have children, do you really want them living in a dirty and untidy house? Smaller children, especially those who are at the crawling stage, often pick up items and put them in their mouth which means they could be ingesting harmful germs and bacteria. We know that it’s impossible to sterilise everything, but by keeping your house clean there will be less chance of this happening. Also, think about what example you are setting to your children. Teaching them that looking after their belongings and hygiene will create habits that they use throughout their lives.  

  1. Housework burns calories!

Yep, you heard right. You can burn around 170 calories per hour doing light housework chores like dusting, vacuuming etc., and up to 190 calories doing tougher jobs like scrubbing, mopping etc. So, what are you waiting for? Get cleaning!

  1. You won’t overbuy ever again!

Have you ever been in that situation where you can’t for the life of you find ‘those ’ pairs of jeans, so you go out and buy another pair, only to find them hiding at the back of your wardrobe? Or you can’t find that roll of kitchen paper so you buy more, to then find a whole packet hidden amongst items in your laundry room. It’s a bit annoying isn’t it, because you’ve just bought something that you already have! When you reach this stage, you should think about de-cluttering your home. This can seem like a bit of a chore, but if you’re saving yourself time and money, we think that this is worth it!

Just remember to not go overboard….

There is such a thing as cleaning too frequently and sometimes it can turn into an obsession.  We are not saying that you should be hung up on cleaning your house, so don’t go mopping your floors three times a day, or cleaning your toilet every time it gets used! What we are saying is that it’s good to keep on top of your cleaning.  Some people choose to have a cleaning routine and others choose to clean as and when it’s needed.  Whatever you choose, just remember that having a clean and tidy house is a natural way to lift your mood. 

If you’d prefer to leave your cleaning to the professionals so you can enjoy your free-time, contact us on 0345 226 1293 and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.