2020 has been a strange year, not least because of the coronavirus pandemic. The virus hit us out of the blue and has changed the way that we live forever. Many of us have lost our jobs or become furloughed from work, and society as a whole has shut down as non-essential shops and services have closed, and social distancing has meant that we can no longer socialize with our friends and families.
The fact that a virus can cause this much disruption to our lives has brought our overall cleanliness into perspective because it is no longer acceptable to stride through your day without washing your hands whenever you touch anything or appear in public without a mask on.
On the flip side, there are many things we can learn from our new clean style of living, not least within the home, where there are a multitude of health benefits from keeping it clean and tidy. In this article, we are going to take a look at these surprising benefits, so read on to find out more.
Your Allergies Will Improve
Many of us suffer from allergies caused by pollen, mold, dust, or pet hair in the modern world. All these allergens are often found in the home, which means that your symptoms are exacerbated by not cleaning properly.
Everyone knows about dust because it can be easily seen when you run your finger over household surfaces, but animal hair often gets worn into carpets. Mold can linger in bathrooms and on ceilings releasing spores that are invisible to the eye.
Maintain a regular cleaning regime in your home by hoovering the carpets every other day and ensuring surfaces are dust-free and that mold is appropriately treated. You will find that your allergic symptoms will decrease enormously, making your life much more pleasant.
Your Mental Health Will Improve
Mental health issues are prominent in the news right now, and for a good reason, as they are finally being treated as an illness like any other.
Having a dirty home full of unwanted clutter, washing to be done, and foul smells from the dirty dishes will only cause you stress and anxiety, especially if you lead such a busy life that you do not have time in your day to clean yourself.
If you find yourself in this position, many cleaning companies can do the job for you, and competition is so intense given the pandemic that these companies have never been cheaper. So, to help your peace of mind, and improve your mental health, hire a weekly cleaner to take care of your home.
You Will Sleep Better
We all love our sleep, especially as winter approaches, when we are faced with long cold nights, and the prospect of snuggling under our duvets is more appealing than ever.
Have you ever thought about what might cause you to have interrupted sleep that leaves you feeling more tired in the morning than when you went to bed?
One of the main contributing factors is stress, which is often caused by worry, and in this instance, it will be worrying about your home and the chores you haven’t done.
Lurking in the back of your mind, you will know that the oven needs cleaning, the children’s bedrooms need tidying, and the bathroom needs a deep clean, which is really causing your lack of sleep. Keep on top of the household cleaning, and you will find that your sleep improves immeasurably.
You’ll Save Money
Many people’s finances have been adversely affected by the dastardly virus, so any way to save money is welcome. When you leave your home for weeks on end without cleaning it, you will eventually get to the point that you have to hire professional deep cleaners to sort out the mess, and they can be incredibly costly.
Furthermore, the less often you clean, the more damage you are likely to cause to your furniture, which means that it will need replacing sooner than it ought to at considerable expense. Keep on top of your cleaning, and then you will keep those extra expenses to a minimum, leaving you more money to spend on your family.
As we have learned, by keeping a clean and tidy home, you will gain many health benefits.
Your mental health will improve as you no longer need to worry about a dirty house, you will sleep better, and your allergies will improve as those pesky dust mites and dog hairs disappear into your vacuum.
So, start a new cleaning plan today, and you will reap the health benefits from your efforts.