- Jon Trevillyan
Cleaner is Happier
Posted on Mar 30, 2018
Dusting and vacuuming: have they ever put you in a good mood? No way, never—not possible. Yet we often hear the adage, “A clean home is a happy home.”
“Sure,” you may be thinking, “my house is better off with a little tidying, but cleaning has never put me on cloud nine.” But can it?
Maybe you won’t be reaching as high as cloud nine if you do more cleaning and organizing. But you will increase your enjoyment of life physically, mentally and emotionally! Sound far fetched? Take a look.
There are obvious physical benefits to keeping a home clean. Regularly cleaning your home discourages allergies, colds and the flu. But have you ever heard that organization can help you sleep and eat better? According to this survey, those who make their beds regularly report sleeping better than those who don’t!
Or consider eating habits. Another study shows that those who maintain a stress-free environment (i.e. a clean, organized home) are more likely to choose to eat healthier foods than those who don’t. We are more tempted to indulge our sweet-tooth and go to comfort foods when we are under stress.
What are your first impressions of your home when you step out of your car? Are the siding and sidewalks dirty? Are the windows smudged or hazy? When you sit down to eat, are you staring at Fido’s dirty nose marks on the window panes? All these details work on our subconscious, making us feel either relaxed and at home, or uptight and disrupted.
Organization sharpens our mental faculties. When piles of mail, memorabilia and unused possessions clutter our home, our brains struggle to focus. We will multitask, inefficiently rushing from one “to-do” to another. Lost keys, phones and bills add unwanted stress to our day. Cortisol, our stress hormone, takes a toll on our bodies, increasing blood pressure, lowering our immune system and increasing our weight. Organized living spaces clear our minds of distractions and help us to focus on the moment. We can work more efficiently and relax more readily when it’s time to unwind.
Schedule weekly, monthly and yearly cleaning needs. An organized plan will take a lot of stress out of housekeeping. Don’t forget to include larger cleaning projects like your windows, sidewalks and siding. These don’t need to be cleaned very often, but the more consistently they are cleaned, the more you prolong their lifespan. Windows need to be cleaned at least twice a year (spring and fall). Siding, sidewalks and decks need to be cleaned at least once a year. Relax knowing that one of your biggest assets—your home—will be getting consistent TLC.
We have more positive emotions when we keep our home clean and organized. We feel more at peace, enjoy the space we are living in and aspire to more creativity. Turn your chores into a workout by moving as quickly as possible. You can enjoy the benefits of the gym in your home as you tidy and organize. Since exercise is a natural mood-booster, choose to move as quickly as possible.
You can easily touch-up your windows using this method. Each window can be cleaned in one minute or less! Do you have skylights that are difficult to reach? Or perhaps stains that won’t come off your windows? Don’t hesitate to call Bethany Associates for help.
Let Us Help You Clean
Bethany Associates provides professional window cleaning, pressure washing and awning cleaning. For more than two decades we’ve cleaned homes and businesses just like yours. Our services not only make your property more beautiful but also protect it from damage due to weather, dirt and stains. Are you looking for cleaning services for your glass, sidewalks, decks or awnings? Call us today for a free estimate at 888-601-4257 and we will be happy to serve you!