A clean and tidy home boosts a feeling of well being in a number of ways. Clutter promotes a sense of being overwhelmed, while tidy surfaces give the feeling of happiness and pride in our homes. A clean and tidy home results in a lower mental burden associated with well being. The benefits aren’t all mental though. Cleaning your home also provides physical benefits. Unless you are paying someone else to perform the task, it also provides a light physical workout that helps to boost your health.
- It may not be at the forefront of our awareness, but when we see clutter it tends to overwhelm us, which can lead to stress.
- Feeling pressured to create organization out of chaos can actually elevate our heart rates, creating cardiac stress.
- It’s also important to note that having an ongoing list of undone chores in your brain; one that lengthens yet is consistently shoved back, leaves a lot less room for happy thoughts.
“When your house smells and looks great, it will trigger calm feelings which are the stepping stones to happiness.”