When is the last time you had a good old-fashioned cleaning day either at home or at your workplace?
Taking a few hours to tidy up a messy room or cluttered office isn’t the standard definition of “fun” – but you might be surprised to learn how beneficial a little impromptu cleansing session can be. In fact, every time you clear out clutter or unwanted paper work, take out the rubbish, or mop the kitchen floors, you could be working your way towards a healthier and happier you!
With World Mental Health Awareness Day (10th of October) just around the corner – we think it’s the perfect time to look at some of the reasons why you should consider clearing out and get stuck into a good cleaning session. After all, a tidy room makes for a tidy mind!
- Cleaning Helps You Breathe a Little Easier
First of all, cleaning your home and workplace regularly with eco-friendly substances can help you to avoid allergy symptoms by banishing particle build-up, according to a study by the American College for Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology. As we discuss in our blog post, Dust Mopping Your Way to Fewer Allergies in the Workplace, you may wish to consider using a dust mop – a wide, flat mop that is designed to be used dry and not wet to collect dust and other small pieces of loose debris or allergens from hard floors. Many dust mops have a synthetic microfibre mop head which are superior at attracting and retaining dust, leaving your floors thoroughly clean and ready to be walked on straight away, or for a deeper clean with a wet mop.
What’s more, cleaning and organising your personal space can be enough to eliminate stress; sorting through old keepsakes could help you get rid of unwanted memories, and relive cherished moments – all great for purging anxiety.
- Cleaning Makes You Happier
A good cleaning session can help people to feel happier, according to studies. Not only do you get the mood-boosting benefits that come with replacing stress with the endorphins created by physical activity, but tidying also provides people with a sense of personal satisfaction that’s more likely to put you into a good mood.
- Cleaning Focuses Your Mind
The more cluttered your surroundings are, the more cluttered your mind can be. According to research, having too much stuff around you really can hamper your ability to process information and focus on specific tasks.
Taking the time to get rid of items that you don’t want, or need every once in a while, will help you to free up space in your brain for more essential decision making.
- Cleaning Pushes You to Be Active
Running around with a vacuum cleaner and a bottle of spot & stain remover actually requires some pretty significant physical exercise. Even if you’re just hauling piles of rubbish out of your home, you’re going to need to use those muscles and break something of a sweat.
Fortunately, exercise of any kind releases endorphins in your brain for an instant pleasure-boost, while gradually improving your stamina over time so that you feel more energetic.
- Cleaning Promotes Productivity
Finally, taking the time to organise your personal space can save you a lot of frustrating minutes spent searching for misplaced items. That’s why experts say that people who clean more frequently, are generally more productive.
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At the end of the day, a tidy, clean space is a natural way to boost your mood, and help your health. Just remember to give yourself a break now and again so that you can recuperate some energy for the next big clean.
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