Most of us are taught from a young age to keep our homes neat and tidy. Besides the comfort and order it brings to our lives, keeping our living spaces clean helps to keep us healthy and happy. From eliminating dirt, dust, and germs that spread illness, to saving you money, there are so many benefits of a clean home. Regular house cleaning helps to:
1. Eliminate Dust & Allergens
The dust that you see on top of your bookshelves and picture frames is made up of tiny particles that fall off of you and your family, your pets, and the things inside your home. Most household dust is made up of mostly dirt, pollen, fibers, and dried skin cells – yuck! Smoke can cause dust to build up in your home as well. Regularly dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming can help eliminate dust and other potentially harmful allergens present in your home. Getting rid of the dust in your home is sure to help everyone breathe a little easier.
2. Eliminate Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses
Certain household cleaners include disinfectants, which are powerful cleaning agents that help to get rid of potentially hazardous bacteria, viruses, and other germs that may linger on surfaces in your home. Keeping your home sanitized and disinfected will help everyone in your family stay healthy and lower the risk and spread of infections and illnesses like the flu, or COVID-19. Many disinfectants contain harsh chemicals, so always be cautious when using them around young children or animals, and follow the instructions on the label closely.
3. Eliminate Mold
Mold is a part of the fungi family, meaning it grows quickly in dark, damp spaces. Mold is often found in and around sinks, bathtubs, and showers, in basements, crawl spaces, and attics, around windows, and anywhere you have a leak or water damage. Mold can be damaging to your health and your home, and should be addressed quickly. Fortunately, most types of mold can be eliminated with common cleaning products and/or chemicals.
4. Eliminate Unwanted Odors
An overflowing garbage can, that pile of unwashed gym clothes in the corner… I won’t even mention the bathroom. Certain areas and items in our home can produce some less-than-favorable fragrances. Regular cleaning will help to remove odor-causing bacteria and leave your home smelling and feeling fresh! A great smelling environment is one of the best benefits of a clean home.
5. Eliminate Insects & Pests
Flies, ants, spiders, and cockroaches all thrive in the environment that a messy, unhygienic house creates. These common household pests all seek out and live in warm, dark places, and can easily hide amongst dirt, dust, and debris. Regular house cleaning, including sweeping, vacuuming, and getting rid of any garbage can help to eliminate these critters and keep them from coming back in the future.
6. Reduce Risk Of Injury
Having a cluttered home can lead to injury – toys, and shoes left on the floor can be tripped over, and stacks of items and clutter could fall over and hurt someone. When you have young ones or seniors living in your home, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety. Keeping your living space neat and tidy and free of clutter will promote their independence, and help you all rest easier.
7. Improve Sleep & Reduce Stress
Having a clean house just feels good – this may be the best benefit of a clean home. Life seems a little bit easier when you know where to find anything you need and the space that you’re in feels in order. Constantly worrying about a list of cleaning chores that need to be done can take a toll on your state of mind. When you set yourself up in an environment that is comfortable, safe, healthy, and feels good to be in, you’re more likely to be able to relax, get some much-deserved rest, and feel better overall.
8. Increase Productivity
If you work from home, you know how detrimental a messy and cluttered workspace can be. You can never find anything when you need to, and you spend more time trying to find a space to work than you actually spend working! Keeping your desk organized can help increase your focus and productivity by reducing the time you spend distracted by your environment.
9. Burn Calories
Cleaning is hard work! Between the steps, you take from room to room while you’re putting things away and the amazing arm-workout that scrubbing a sink or bathtub will give you, you’re sure to be sweating by the time you’re finished! Put on some good, lively music and get your heart rate up while making your home a happier and healthier place to be.
10. Save Money
The best-kept secret to keeping your home and belongings looking beautiful for years to come? Keep everything CLEAN. Regularly maintaining your home keeps your valuable items from being neglected, or accumulating potentially harmful dirt, dust, and debris. Cleaning and polishing your hardwood floors will keep them from getting damaged, which can be a costly repair. The same goes for your kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, and so much more.
If you’re ready to experience all of the benefits of a clean home, give us a call today. Green Sweep provides a wide variety of incredible house cleaning services, perfect for fitting into any schedule and budget.