Benefits to a Clean Apartment

It can be hard to keep your apartment clean sometimes.

After all, a home is to look lived in. But, did you know that there are some benefits to keeping your home nice and clean? Cleaning isn’t just to maintain appearance or to make things look pretty. No, cleaning can do wonders for your health and wellness.

Whether or not your parents instilled in you to keep things organized, here are some reasons why it’s beneficial to you and everyone else to keep your home clean.

Less Stress

Visual clutter leads to internal clutter.

A messy home, subconsciously reminds one of work that needs to get done, making one feel tired. Think about it, having a clean house makes maneuvering easier, finding things is no longer a chore, and coming home is more enjoyable.

A clean home can help relieve and prevent unnecessary stress.
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Diet

Researchers from Cornell University, found a connection between ones diet and their chaotic, dirty, unorganized, or cluttered environment. No wonder why people crave junk food over let’s say fruits and vegetables when they’re feeling stressed.

The good news is, not only does cleaning make you less likely to want food that’s bad for you, it can help drive healthier choices.
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Activity

This is probably a no-brainer, but it’s true, cleaning gets you moving. It’s not going to burn as many calories as you might in a gym, but it’s still better than sitting on the couch. With every room of your apartment, there’s more opportunities to clean and burn some calories.

Cleaning is not some easy task; it can be a lot of work, all depending on how deep of a cleaning you want. For instance, there are floors that need cleaning, walls, appliances, toilets, showers, countertops, ceiling fans, refrigerators, pantries, windows, closets, shelves, clothes, bedrooms and more.

Keeping your apartment clean means, you’ll definitely get some sort of movement. According to Health Magazine, there are ten different chores that you can do that burn 100 calories, each.
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Productivity

Imagine sitting at a desk with a stack of paper in front of you. It’s hard to concentrate, right? This is an analogy of how hard it can be to concentrate when the surrounding area is in poor shape. The same goes at home. A clean home make people feel more productive.

Disorganization makes it easy to spot something else to concentrate on, blocking your mind of the task you really should be focusing on.

When things are in order, it's easier to get stuff done.
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Sleeping Calmly

The outside world is chaotic enough, why replicate that chaos in your own home?

When your apartment is clean and tidy, step in, close the door, and leave the noise outside. Home should be a place to relax at the end of the day, not a place to do more work.

When it's time for bed and your home is clean, you can drift peacefully off to sleep without spotting any more to-dos.
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Health

Keeping a clean home is imperative for your overall health.

Sweeping, dusting and vacuuming dispose of dust, dust mites, pet dander, and a dozen of other allergens that cause cold and flu-like symptoms.

Sanitizing surfaces with disinfectants kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can compromise your health.
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Pests

Dusty and untidy areas tend to home bugs and other household pests. Regular cleaning helps to prevent bugs and other household pests from nesting in your home.

Pets can spread diseases, bacteria, germs, and allergies throughout your home, ultimately making things worse.
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Money

By taking care of your things, ideally, they should last longer and require less repairs, thereby helping you save money.
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Guests

When a home is cleaned and organized, company are more welcome to drop by. At a moments notice, you can entertain and not be too embarrassed because your home is in good shape.
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In the end, everyone has their own idea of a clean home. However, after all the time and effort it takes to clean it home, it’ll lead to a happier, healthier and overall calmer environment.