10 Reasons To Keep Your House Clean and Tidy

Cleaning your home regularly is often viewed as a chore by many. Household cleaning very easily becomes more of a burden than anything else, and often people take simple pleasure in skipping their cleaning routine for a short while or cutting corners when it comes to cleaning and tidying to put their feet up that much quicker.

While for many people, cleaning the house isn’t particularly an enjoyable task, there are many health benefits for doing so – both mentally and physically.

Remember: the burden doesn’t have to all be on you either.

If you simply don’t have the time, means or energy to stay on top of your necessary home cleaning, whether you have a larger home or a smaller home and simply want to spend cleaning time pursuing something else, you can rest easy knowing that Perth Home Cleaners will always have you covered.

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So what are some of the benefits of regularly cleaning your home?

Lowers Stress and Anxiety

Overwhelming clutter and mess can have a profound psychological effect on everyone who engages with the space. You are not going to relax in a home that feels full or messy. Decluttering, tidying and cleaning can feel liberating and help you to better relax in a space you can be proud of.

Visually, an untidy or unclean home will have a negative effect on you and make you feel anxious about the mess – especially if you have regular visitors.

Having a strong community around you has been demonstrated to have all kinds of health and longevity benefits. Now imagine inviting friends over to your house right now? Are you feeling a deep dread? Anxiety? How likely are you to say to friends or family “yeah, just drop by on your way through”?

Now imagine that you regularly cleaned the main areas of your home. Perhaps it just needs a few papers or toys put away. Now what if someone drops by unannounced? No big deal, right?

If you want to have a better community life around you, keeping your house relatively tidy is really important.

Safer for You and Your Family

Whether you live alone, with a partner, children or friends, a less messy home is a safer home.

Trips and falls can easily happen with items strewn all around the house, especially when you factor in staircases or rooms which have more hazards.

Keeping your home tidy and ensuring that everything has its own place means that the members of your household will be less likely to trip, fall or injure themselves.

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in those over 65 in the US. That’s more than car accidents, accidental poisonings or any other injury. Just preventing falls can significantly increase your life expectancy.

So put away that Lego, tidy up those papers and clean that grease spill you’ve been meaning to get to. Your future self will thank you.

Reduces the Symptoms of Allergies and Asthma

More mess, clutter, and build-up of items means more risk of dust or even mould collecting in the rooms of your home. This means that any conditions such as dust allergies, hay fever or asthma will be worsened.

Keeping on top of the cleanliness and tidiness of your home will ensure that it is as dust-free as possible and that items can be stored in correct places to allow for better ventilation of rooms.

Some interesting research into air quality is coming that will likely link poor air quality to conditions like lung cancer, allergies and respiratory illnesses. For something as simple as regular vacuuming, don’t you owe it to yourself?

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Eliminates the Spread of Germs and Bacteria

On the most fundamental level, home cleaning will always be about reducing germs and bacteria. One key area of the home to focus on regarding this is the kitchen.

The kitchen is a prime breeding ground for bacteria and germs. It’s especially important to keep on top of your kitchen cleaning duties to make sure all food preparation and eating habits are kept safe and germ-free. This is more important if you have a family and young children or babies eating in the kitchen.

We keep perishables in the fridge because bacteria love to grow in temperatures between 5C and 65C. They need moisture, food and the right temperatures. There’s nothing you can do about the temperatures, because we like to live in the same temperatures as they do. But you can disinfect chopping boards, clean the dishes and scrub the stove top. Yes, we know you’ve been neglecting that one!

Keeps Your Home Safe from Pests and Rodents

There will always be the possibility for bugs and pests in your home, especially during warmer weather, even if you have a clean home. However, pests become a problem when severe uncleanliness leads to attracting the wrong kind of attention: mainly mice, rats and cockroaches.

To avoid inviting these pests into your home, make sure that the rubbish is taken out daily, and areas such as the kitchen are properly cleaned, with food correctly stored away and surfaces always wiped down.

Every week, you should give the benches a wipe down with a mild cleaning solution or something like vinegar. We have a post all about natural cleaners if you’re interested in reading more about it.

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Allows You to Live More Freely

Less material possessions means more freedom. If you limit the number of items in your home and keep it tidy and clean, with only the essential items you absolutely need and want, you can feel more at peace with your home set up.

You might want to embrace a more minimalist lifestyle so that the items you do have will be easier to clean, and rooms can be more open and fresh.

You see this also in the Marie Kondo method, where getting rid of the weight of the never-used “just in case” or “one day” stuff can dramatically improve people’s mood, well-being and general outlook on life.

Provides Physical Exercise

When you think of cleaning, you may not immediately think about your daily dose of exercise, but cleaning and tidying your home is physical movement. When thoroughly cleaning, you are working up a sweat and using important muscles, which means any time you get up off the sofa and clean your home it’s going to be beneficial for your health and your waistline.

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Helps Productivity

A tidy and well-organised home is going to allow you to feel more focused and motivated. A well-organised and tidy kitchen will make you be more inclined to cook and plan healthy meals. You’ll know where everything is and how everything is stored. You won’t have to spend the first 15 minutes of prep just clearing everything off your benches.

If you work from home in a home office, a tidy workspace can help you to navigate your work more easily. Exercise at home, such as yoga and stretching, can be done more easily when you have the right space to work with.

A cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind, which is going to leave you feeling overwhelmed or unsure when you face a task or have something important which you need to do within your home space.

Items will Last Longer

When you have spent money kitting out your home with your favourite décor pieces, you don’t want to face replacing them regularly. Luckily, keeping your house clean and tidy can extend the life of specific items. For example, by regularly cleaning carpets, you will keep them looking new and smelling cleaner for longer.

More Welcoming to Guests

You want your guests to feel welcome and comfortable, and no guest wants to walk into a messy, cluttered house. You want to be proud of your home, and to be able to show it off to your guests, whoever they may be. That’s why implementing a regular cleaning routine not only allows you to prepare for your turn of hosting, but it also ensures no unexpected guests are confronted by a messy, dirty home.

If you need help with any of your regular or one off cleaning tasks, or even something like a rental inspection clean, come and talk to us for a free, no-obligation quote. No job is too big or too small for us at Perth Home Cleaners.