There’s nothing nicer than getting home at the end of a long day and your home has been left clean and tidy. Everything is in it’s place, you know where things are and you feel calm and relaxed in a serene environment. Having an organized home of course means everything looks nice and you can easily find everything you need. However there are a few other great benefits that make it worth that regular decluttering and cleaning.
It’s Good For Your Mental Health
As the saying goes, a tidy home is a tidy mind. And it’s true, keeping your surroundings organized and pleasant can help you feel happier and more relaxed. When you’re already feeling stressed, rushing around and not being able to find the things you need will certainly make things worse. But generally spending time in a room that’s cluttered and messy can increase stress. As humans, our surroundings have a huge impact on our mood. Even if you’re not too bothered about perfectly matching furniture and immaculate walls, just keeping the place tidy and organized can do wonders for the way that you feel.
It’s Good For Your Physical Health
A clean, tidy and organized home is a hygenic home. Keeping kitchens and bathrooms organised makes it easy to wipe down surfaces with antibacterial cleaner, reducing the chances of picking up illnesses. Keeping living rooms and bedrooms organized means it’s easier to vacuum and dust, reducing dust mites that can be bad for health. Anyone with a weak immune system including those who are elderly, very young, ill or already suffer with allergies and respiratory issues will be particularly affected. Dust mites produce a strong digestive enzyme to digest human skin, and it’s this enzyme which can cause problems with the airways. Make it a part of your routine to vacuum under or behind large pieces of furniture, wash bedding often, and replace things like duvets and pillows after the recommended amount of time. When your home is organized and tidy, it’s much easier to keep it hygenic. It’s easy to spot things like dust or mould which can affect your physical health.
You Prevent Pests
Pests are every homeowner’s nightmare. They affect both clean and unclean houses and don’t discriminate in that respect, however when your house is tidy and organized it makes spotting them much easier. The thing with pests is once they’ve taken hold they can multiply quickly, meaning spotting the problem at the earliest time possible will make it cheaper and easier to fix the problem. Termites can cause major structural damage to a home, and rodents can chew wires and spread disease. Insects can destroy wood, carpets, curtains and again spread disease in some cases. Even ‘harmless’ pests like ants and spiders can be unpleasant to deal with, it’s just something no one wants in their home. Keep your home clean and tidy, making sure things like food scraps and crumbs and cleaned away carefully. In the pantry, put your storecupboard ingredients into glass or plastic containers which pests cant get into. If you do spot a problem, call out pest control. It could be a general pest control company, or one that is specifically for particular types of creatures. For example, if you live in a part of the world affected by desert pests then a company like Gecko Pest Management Inc could be the way to go. Preventing and getting rid of pests at the earliest stage is just another benefit to a tidy home.
You Can Make Money
Most of us are sitting on hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars worth of items in our home that we don’t even need or use. Old technology like phones, tablets and laptops can sit around collecting dust after we upgrade. DVDs and computer games we no longer need sit unused. Our wardrobes are stuffed with clothes that dont fit us or aren’t our style any more- accounting for that ‘lots of clothes but nothing to wear’ dilemma we can face every morning. Instead of holding onto these things, why not sell them on? Everything from broken jewellery to old homewares will have a buyer out there, you could sell to a company that buys and sells these things or use Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Not only do you get a chance to declutter but you can make some money in the process, and the things that are currently sat unused can be loved by someone else. Be strict with yourself, if the item has no use to you and isn’t of major sentimental value then just let it go. When your home isn’t stuffed with useless things that you don’t need, you free up space for things you genuinely love. It helps you to keep everywhere organized and tidy as you’re not fighting for space.
You’re Always Visitor- Ready
There’s nothing more embarrassing than when people pop round for a spontaneous visit, and your home is in a bit of a state. While of course your friends and family aren’t going to judge you, if you’re a bit houseproud and like to present you home in a certain way it’s never nice when people see it and it’s all over the place! When you keep on top of the cleaning, tidying and organising you’re always visitor ready. Even if there are a few things to pick up and put away, when the house is generally organised it’s easy to put everything in it’s place and give the surfaces a wipe down in just a few minutes. It can help to have systems in place, for example if your children’s toys make the place look untidy, invest in some storage ottomans in the same decor as your room which they can quickly be put into when you want the place to look tidy. Storage footstools, leather storage cubes both work well, and don’t just look like toy boxes in the lounge.
There are lots of reasons why you should keep your home neat and organized, hopefully this list inspires you to have a clean and declutter to reap the rewards.