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Last updated on March 22nd, 2023 at 01:34 pm
A tidy home means less time spent cleaning after a long day’s work. Neatness is a great quality to have (and to instill in your children). But, what are the not-so-obvious benefits of neatness? The benefits beyond the superficial?
Let’s explore five…
The 5 Unexpected Benefits of Neatness and a Tidy Home
Keeping a home in shape is a part-time job. No, really! Many people spend almost 20 hours a week cooking, cleaning, and on all the things that need to be done to keep a household from falling apart.
Why do we keep up with it all when we may not be having people over every day? A lot of it is about all-around good habits.
Here are some of the benefits of neatness you may not have thought about.
1: Good Habits
Do you know what a helicopter parent is?
These are the parents showing up to dorms and apartments after kids have left the nest either from moving out or going off to college.
These parents continue being essentially a “maid” for their kids. The kids never learned good routines with tidiness because it was never a priority.
That’s why cleaning your home should be a family event. Assign chores for each member, and it’ll sink in. This will create a great habit that will last a lifetime.
I know cleaning isn’t fun, but it needs to get done even when you’re not the cleaning type.
One of the best benefits of neatness? Less distraction. When your home is clean and uncluttered, and you don’t have the nagging feeling that you should be cleaning hanging over your head, it frees you up to spend time on other things. For example:
- More time for family activities and hobbies
- Time to focus on exploring business ideas
- More time to relax
- Less stress overall
It’s like the saying, “A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind”. Things being out of their place and the time it takes keeping it organized is a monumental distraction from other, valuable pursuits.5 Unexpected Benefits of Neatness & a Tidy Home | #home #organization #cleaning #housecleaning Click To Tweet
3: Keep the Pests Away
Even the cleanest homes have hundreds of critters under the floorboards and crawl spaces. There’s no stopping Mother Nature when it comes to keeping all pests out, but that doesn’t mean you should attract them with crumbs and dusty, cluttered corners either.
You can keep bugs at bay by keeping your kitchen clean and storing your pantry items in sealed containers.
4: Fewer Dangers
You may clean out of habit and to keep things looking nice. But, you’re also creating a safer environment for yourself and loved ones.
This means fewer items in the way that could cause a trip and fall. Or, dangerous items falling and landing on a loved one.
- Surfaces are sanitary
- Less chance of mold
- Lowered allergans [Also read: 7 Simple, Natural Ways to Treat Allergies]
Ultimately, you’re not living in clutter, and this cleaner environment wards off physical and immune hazards.
Think of the activities included in keeping the home neat and tidy:
…and a whole lot more!
You realize these activities burn calories, don’t you? The combined cleaning activities can burn off as much as visiting a gym!
It doesn’t seem like much but keeping a tidy home is a perfect way to keep your waistline in check. All without having to dedicate extra time specifically to the gym.
Cleaning Still Not Your Thing?
The benefits sound good but you’re still thinking, “Yeah… no.” That’s okay! Your time is valuable, and sometimes it’s easier to simply pay the pros.
Get recommendation from family and friends, or ailing that, there are lots of online resources that can help you find home cleaning services, including:
Considering the nearly 20 hours of time you’ll spend cleaning, cooking, and the like, it makes sense for many of us to use some of our income toward having at least some of these chores done for us.
And, that’s totally fine too. However the job gets done, you’ll reap the benefits of neatness and a clean house!
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