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5 Health Benefits of a Clean Home

We know that keeping a clean home is important to the health of ourselves and our loved ones, but how exactly does it make an impact? There are many ways that cleaning and decluttering lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle!

1, Avoid the flu. This time of year especially, we want to do everything in our power in order to prevent ourselves and our loved ones from contracting the flu. According to the CDC, the flu virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, which means it is important to disinfect common surfaces daily.

2. Fewer allergies. A clean home can significantly decrease both allergies and asthma symptoms. Dust mites are the most common indoor allergen, so it is crucial to stay on top of dusting and vacuuming if you or a family member are suffering from dust allergy symptoms.

3. Decreased stress. A clean home doesn’t just affect your physical health, it can have a major effect on your mental health as well. Clutter can produce an increase in the stress level cortisol, and studies show that people who report their living spaces as feeling “cluttered” also report higher levels of anxiety and depressive symptoms.

4. Better sleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping, a clean bed may be your cure! According to a study done by the National Sleep Foundation, those who make their bed on a daily basis reportedly were 19% more likely to get a better night’s sleep than those who do not make their bed. In the same study, it was shown that seven out of ten participants reported better sleep on sheets that were fresh and clean.

5. Increase productivity. Being surrounded by clutter can have a significant impact on your ability to focus. According to the Journal of Neuroscience, MRI results show that a cluttered work area actually limits the brain’s processing capacity. In addition to this, a clutter-free area reportedly boosts “mental inspiration” by 25%!

We at Green Home Cleaning wish you all a happy, healthy February!

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