How a Clean Home Can Make You Healthier
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Clean is Healthy

​Research now clearly shows that those with the cleanest homes were also the healthiest and most active. A leader of such a study recently commented, “At the end of the day, the interior of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity.”

7 ways Cleanliness Impacts Your Physical and mental health

1. Cleaning and allergies
Cleaning your home from top to bottom could also help to prevent allergies and protect your immune system. Did you know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors? Pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, cleaning product toxins and other chemicals can all be present in the air, which could lead to physical symptoms such as wheezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes – so you won’t feel your best!


Researchers say that having masses of chores and housekeeping duties on your to-do list may prevent the natural decline in cortisol throughout the day, therefore making you feel down in the dumps. This in turn can take its toll on your sleep patterns, health, overall mood and even fertility.
Put some time aside each day to ensure that you are on top of the cleaning and you’ll feel happier and more relaxed for it.

2. Helps you Eat Better 
Research in the journal of Psychological Science proves that a clean, clutter-free environment can help you make better food choices; a recent study recorded a group of people’s choice of food snack (either an apple or a chocolate bar) and found that people who worked in a neat space for 10 minutes or more were twice as likely to choose the apple.

Dr Selhub says “Clutter is stressful for the brain, so you’re more likely to resort to coping mechanisms such as choosing comfort foods or overeating than if you spend time in neater surroundings.”

3. Improves your Workout
Organisation skills are transferable, which is why people with an organised house tend to be better at sticking to their workouts!  Once you have gotten into a cleaning schedule with us and you are sticking to it, logic says you’re much more likely to be able to stick to your exercise routine too.  Taking care of your home is a discipline, just like anything else.


4. Boosts your Relationships
Positive relationships with family, friends and partners are the key to a happy life – but believe it or not, having a messy, dirty house has an effect on these too!
If you live with a partner or roommate, not doing the hoovering or leaving dirty dishes in the sink can spark resentment and be the source of aggravation and bad feeling.

Dr Selhub says ““For couples, clutter can create tension and conflict And the time you spend looking for missing items can also take away from time you could be spending together”.  Furthermore, an untidy house can cause shame and embarrassment, preventing you from inviting people round to your home; this can cut you off from your friends and even lead to feelings of isolation and depression.


5. Increases Productivity 
Research has shown that clutter actually affects your ability to function. The journal of neuroscience reports that when there are lots of un-tidy things around your home, it overloads you visual cortex and makes it more difficult for your brain to process information or focus on the task in hand. Hence, de-cluttering your work desk and having less things to look at will considerably improve your ability to focus.

Moreover, greater productivity at work means getting more things done which in turn means more down-time! Finishing all the tasks at hand means you can leave work on time and go home to relax. More time for yourself will mean more time to exercise, cook healthy meals and get more sleep – all of which will have monumental, positive effects on your well being.


6. Helps you Lose Weight
Committing to having a thorough and competent cleaning service gives you the Gift of Time.”  The more time you have to yourself, the easier it is to make healthy choices. The more organised your home is, the more time you’ll have to prepare healthy meals. Investing in a cleaning service in order to giver yourself the gift of time takes organisation and mindfulness, so it figures that once you get the former down, the latter will come much more easily.  Dr. Selhub says being healthy requires forethought, organization, and preparation. When you’re organized, you’re more likely to plan your meals, stock up on nutritious foods, and prep things like fruits and vegetables to make healthy eating more likely.


7. Aids Sleep 
As aforementioned, living in a clean and de-cluttered environment improves general Zen and reduces stress and depression, which naturally will result in a better slumber. However, this isn’t the only benefit of less mess on your sleep patterns. According to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 75 percent of people reported that they got a better nights rest with freshly changed sheets and fluffed pillows.

Getting your home cleaned regularly finds you less likely to be rushing around doing them yourself just before bed and having to take chores and work into the bedroom, research confirming that you are 19 percent more likely to get a good night’s sleep.