Perhaps you’ve read or heard of the bestselling book on decluttering and reclaiming your life, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Japanese author Marie Kondo.
Maybe you started experimenting with her methods (many of which truly are life-changing) or you’re just cozied up on the couch catching her new Netflix show.
Either way, we’re in the middle of a big moment when it comes to cleaning and tidying up – as many people are starting to realize just how significantly managing your home can affect your life and wellbeing.
Too often, most of deal with cleaning up and keeping our house organized randomly. We deal with our cleaning chores in random spurts, or try to tackle a last-minute stashing of clothes in the guest bedroom right when guests are coming by. Dishes are finally taken care of and — oh darn! — you should also problem vacuum the living room and scrub the shower since both areas are looking a little less than perfect.
We know keeping your space as clean and tidy as you wish can be a hassle. But investing time in your housekeeping routine can be hugely beneficial, in so many ways.
Here are a few ways an orderly house can benefit your life, and help you refocus on what truly matters the most to you.
Cleaning Up for Your Health
In a powerful study done by Psychology Today, researchers found that participants who kept their houses cleaner reported better physical and mental health than those who were less tidy.
Also referenced is a study done by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, which mentions how women who described their spaces as “cluttered” and “full of unfinished projects” tended to be more depressed and fatigued, and having higher stress levels, than those with more tidy spaces.
When your space is clean and orderly, you wake up feeling different, you move about the space differently, you know where everything is. It’s a powerful change.
When you get those all-important housekeeping chores done, you won’t just be keeping your space clean for your health in the physical sense, like keeping dust at bay, or maintaining better air quality for your allergies. At the same time, you’ll also be refocusing your efforts toward protecting your mental and emotional wellbeing, as well.
It’s all about starting with little changes, and letting the results grow and grow. These forces of habit inspire us to be better, and get things “in order” when it comes to work, relationships, finances, and other key aspects of life. The result? An overall lifestyle change that can only be more beneficial in the long run.
Less Time on Cleaning, More Time on You
Have you ever reached that point of no return in your messy household where you just have to wonder … how did you let it get so out of control?
Dishes pile up in the sink, laundry seems to overflow from the hamper, dust collects on the ceiling fan — the list goes on and on.
We know how hard it can be to set up a consistent, solid routine for keeping all areas of your home clean, orderly, and functioning properly. But it pays to invest in setting a high standard.
Not only do regular cleanings leave your space feeling fresh, but making such a positive change can also cause good results to spill over into your lifestyle — in a good way, not a horrific laundry hamper way! The more routine chores you take care of, the more time you have to focus on the things that matter in life. Getting the chance to expend less energy on your home may mean more time for friends and family, for starting a new hobby, for taking that vacation you’ve always planned for.
So, that begs the question: How do you get started?
If cleaning your home seems like an insurmountable obstacle, focus on your biggest priorities first. Think about or write out what regular cleaning tasks will have to be done most often (daily, weekly) and those that are necessary, but perhaps can be done less often (monthly, or every few months).
Getting in to this regular routine allows you to knock out what you can, when you can — making more space to focus on friends, family, career ambitions, and so on. When you don’t have to dedicate hours — maybe even days — to cleaning up after long-neglected tasks, you can streamline the rest of your life for the better, and live it the way you wish.
Become More Inspired, Productive, and Active
Cleaning isn’t just for the present – it’s an investment in your future. In line with creating the ideal space you’re wanting, you can also create the ideal life. All it takes is planning, creativity, and time.
When you start actively working within a regular cleaning routine and start eliminating clutter and mess from your space, that energy can translate and affect your lifestyle and mood as well.
The more routine tasks you take care of, the more that the concept of “clean” becomes a mindset. “Clean” is a way to live — not just another word for a fresh-smelling, organized space.
In fact, a study done by Princeton University noted a correlation between a decluttered space and the ability to be more focused and productive. Similarly, research has shown that people who make their bed every morning tend to be happier and more efficient than those who don’t.
Bottom line? When your space is clear, your mind can be clear, making it easier to achieve your day-to-day life goals, and, ultimately, helping you to live a better, more inspired life.
Sweeping Dimensions Can Help You Focus on What Matters Most!
One of the best ways you can make more time for the most important things to you? Why not leave the regular cleaning routine to Sweeping Dimensions, Chicago’s clean home specialists?
At SDCS, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful for families across Chicago.
We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products. Our professionally trained and uniformed staff ensure all our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your unique needs. We have the right solutions to fit your needs, giving you back time and energy to refocus on the most important aspects of your life. We’ll handle the dirty work, so you can enjoy life the way you want to — with focus, energy, and passion.
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