The New Year brings an opportunity to hit the ‘reset button’, and focus on what’s important, like your mental health. The state of your home can have a surprising effect on how you feel both mentally and emotionally, so taking the time to clean out the old and prepare for the new is important.
Health Benefits of a Clean Home
You May Feel Less Stressed
Have you ever heard that a cluttered house means a cluttered mind? It turns out, that’s not just something your mom told you so that you’d clean your room.
According to a study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, women who described their homes as “cluttered” had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol and were more fatigued throughout the day.
You May Sleep Better
How many of us have jumped into bed at the end of the night, only to see a pile of laundry sitting on the floor, dust on our dresser, and a stain on the carpet? Suddenly our mind is making to-do lists for the next day instead of quieting down.
But when you lay your head down and see that your room is clean and organized, you can more easily relax and fall asleep.
You May Be More Productive
Ironically, having so many things to do can actually cause a person to become unproductive because they’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. But, sometimes, all it takes is accomplishing one task to jump-start your day.
It May Improve Your Personal Relationships
Have you ever avoided having people over because your home wasn’t “company ready?” While we’ve all been in that position once in a while, routinely avoiding people because you don’t want them to see your house can take a serious toll on your relationships.
Leave the Cleaning to Us
Just like an untidy home can lead to stress, so can having to spend your days cleaning and organizing. This year, reach out to Beaver Maids and make household chores a thing of the past (without sacrificing your tidy home)! At the end of the day, the only thing you should have to come home to is a comfortable couch and your favorite movie.