Health Benefits of Cleaning
Did you know that when you clean your home, you’re also caring for your health? Not just your physical health, but your mental health as well.
The physical health benefits of cleaning goes without saying; not only is cleaning in itself active work, but ridding your home of dust, pet dander, mold, etc. has astronomical benefits for your respiratory and overall health. Not only that, but having a clean, clutter free home will free your mind, lower your stress levels, and allow you to focus on other tasks.
Environmental allergens impact all of us, to the degree that around 11% of Canadians suffer from asthma. Not to mention the multiple other respiratory illnesses and sensitivities out there. If you have respiratory issues, or someone in your home does, take a look at these tips below:
1. Vacuum regularly. Unfortunately, vacuuming only once a month isn’t going to cut it. If you’re able to vacuum at least once a week with a HEPA filter, your respiratory system will thank you! Alternatively, if you’re able to transition away from carpeted floors all together, your allergies won’t be nearly as aggravated. Carpets tend to hold lots of particles and debris in their fibers. While vacuuming helps, it doesn’t remove the issue entirely.
2. Watch for excess moisture. Be wary of any leaks or excess condensation (especially in the bathroom) as this is a breeding ground for mildew and mold. Make sure to check out our last blog post on the best way to clean your bathroom HERE.
3. Declutter. This is a given. If you have less items, then there’s less surface area for dust to pile on. Getting rid of excess clutter is paramount in ensuring your home stays cleaner longer. Also, you’d be surprised how having a cluttered home impacts our brain's ability to process information and focus.
4. Purchase environmentally friendly cleaners with minimal additives. Even better, make your own cleaning products from items such as baking soda and vinegar. Take a look HERE for more details. If you have allergies, having hypoallergenic cleaning products will make a world of difference.
5. Clean less, but more frequently. Avoid major house cleans that end up leaving you exhausted. Instead, clean in smaller, but more frequent intervals. This will prevent large accumulations of dust and debris and will definitely make your life easier.