Having a nice clean home is naturally a good thing, however there are more advantages than first come to mind.
A clean home can improve your mental wellbeing and also help your physical health. Here are a few top tips on why you should keep the dirt in check.
1. Improve creativity and reduce your stress levels.
Your house has a huge impact on your well being and mental state, and a tidy, clean attractive house can do wonders. If you remove clutter you can reduce stress. If you have a home with lots of things, it can create tension because you feel you need to do things with them (subconsciously or consciously). If you see mess, you want to clear it up. When you see stains on your carpets this can induce guilt, because you remember when you spilled a drink that caused them. Also lots of unready books that demand to be read! With less clutter and a good clean your home will be a happier place to live in.
2. Bug patrol
Dirty bathrooms, kitchens and even carpets can harbour dangerous bacteria and germs. Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella and Shigella reside in the pile of carpets. Germs like these can cause illnesses such as stomach ulcers and food poisoning. Also if you have a lot of clutter, this can encourage dust mites and other insects. With regards to clothes you have got to be on the lookout for Moth Larvae as they can eat through your clothes, carpets and upholstery.
3. Watch your step
Untidy houses with lots of clutter are an accident waiting to happen! Small objects such as children’s toys can be trodden on, as well as wires from computers so that you may trip. Block windows and doors could mean that you cannot easily escape if there's a fire, clutter could be a huge health hazard! Also make sure that staircases are clutter free as these are especially dangerous.
4. Be Adventurous
Removing clutter from your house frees up space so your home can be used as it was made for. Untidy kitchens are always unsightly, but if they were clean, clear and uncluttered you can create more exciting dishes and cook together as a family.
Also clean upholstery and carpets make it a nicer place for children to play on the floor or sofas and they will be safe and free from allergies and bugs.
5. Fight allergies
Allergens like pet hair, pollen and dust mite droppings get trapped in upholstery and carpets. If you deep clean your furniture and carpets this will directly remove the allergies leaving your furniture fabrics clean, fresh and almost like new!