February is almost over! Soon the trees will be growing leaves again, and if we’re lucky, the sun will grace us with its warmth for more than a day. As the first two months of the new year have passed in a whirlwind, hopefully you have been packing a punch in knocking out your 2020 resolutions! But with so much focus on your steady progress, it’s not hard to see how basic maintenance around your house might be getting neglected.
Okay, so things are looking a little dusty here or there; what’s the big deal?
You might be surprised to know there’s a big correlation between the cleanliness of your environment and the state of your health – both mentally and physically! Let’s take a closer look at how maintaining a clean environment can provide a happier and healthier you.
Organizing can be daunting – especially when you’re dealing with heaps of clutter – but doing so has mental health rewards! According to one study, women who described their living spaces as “restful” and “restorative” were happier than those who had living spaces described as “cluttered” or “unfinished products.”
Reduce clutter to prevent physical harm.
Typically we think of clutter as a mere annoyance – something we’ll get to at a later time. However, clutter can be much more serious than that. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, one in three adults aged 65 falls. More than 2.5 million of these people are treated in emergency rooms for consequential injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and hip fractures. These are scary statistics that be more easily prevented by picking up unnecessary belongings cuddling with dust bunnies on your floor! And speaking of dust bunnies...
Dust bunnies are not as cute as they sound.
Dust and pet dander are two major triggers for asthma. With flu season among us, and considering that children are particularly susceptible, eliminating dust as much as possible around the home is crucial! Respiratory issues are no joke, but luckily they can be more easily prevented by regularly vacuuming and dusting – two services that we offer.
By keeping a clean home, you reduce the risk of many yucky factors.
Pests, germs: nobody wants to have these swimming around our homes – especially with flu season at its peak! Sweeping, mopping, and eliminating the amount of unattended trash in your home can also alleviate anxiety and fatigue. When you know these tasks are taken care of, you’re able to focus your energy on those things that don’t cause you stress!
These are just a few of the ways that cleaning can benefit you both mentally and physically. We know that it’s easy for these chores to slip through the cracks, so reach out to us today if you’re ready to start reaping these rewards so that you can focus on the things that really matter to you!