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5 Health Benefits of Cleaning

It Helps Your Allergies
Your daily sneeze attacks might become a thing of the past. By purging your home of those dust mites, you can improve or avoid allergies and hay fever entirely. Frequently vacuuming, washing your sheets and curtains, cleaning out your sink and refrigerator, and thoroughly dusting your furniture are among the best ways to control your allergies. Your annual spring clean is the perfect time to really reach those nooks and crannies that you rarely get to otherwise. Taking time now will save you headaches (and itchy, red eyes) later.

It Improves Concentration
While our ability to multitask is now better than ever, a cluttered, messy house can sidetrack even the most focused among us. Without endless stacks of papers, piled up laundry, and an overflowing junk drawer, studies show you will be better able to concentrate on the task at hand. Having a clean work space also allows you to better prioritize, because you are able to see what’s important without being bogged down by all the clutter surrounding you. With a little cleaning, you will be able to accomplish more in less time, and will quickly feel more optimistic and in control of your surroundings. Talk about multitasking!

It Gives You an Anger Outlet
We all need to vent sometimes, but instead of snapping at your significant other, take it out on the dust mites. Cleaning is a productive way to release anger and frustration, which is why some people reach for a vacuum after a long day at work or a heated argument. Dealing with your anger in this way prevents you from saying or doing things you shouldn’t—it’s a relationship lifesaver.

 

 

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5:13PM PDT on May 13, 2014

This is a really interesting perspective. I thought this article was going to be more along the lines of how a clean house is a healthier home. But especially in our generation it is sometimes a good reminder that plain old getting up and "moving" is sometimes that piece of the "health pie" we have been missing. My company does window cleaning southlake and sometimes just doing the "chore" and getting in the zone of washing windows can be a stress relief.

7:53AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

http://gocleanerslondon.co.uk/domestic-cleaning/south-london/richmond/

2:33PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

i love to clean

12:00AM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Sometimes I love cleaning and can really get into it but at other times ----well it's just a drag.

8:21AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Household Tips-We would all like to view our homes as sanctuaries or heavens of rest and safety. Ironically it is the opposite. It is often one of the most hazardous places we spend time. The vast majority of products on the market designed to clean our homes,our cloths, our bodies and even our yards are among some of the most toxic substances legally produced. But there is great news ! Most of these products can be replaced with water...not just any water, but the highest quality ionized water ! Brenda Penn, www.Water-4-All.com

4:52AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

I know all this--so why aren't I cleaning right now???

11:14AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Regular cleaning will do.

11:58PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

that's it, i'm cleaning tomorrow!!!

7:55PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Cleaning up is something that makes me feel better. Wish I could do more. But I do get help and that is cool.

3:27PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

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