Cleaning Can Boost Your Mental Health
Cleaning and decluttering gurus are gaining huge numbers of followers on Instagram , with several ‘cleanfluencers’, such as the fab Mrs Hinch, becoming regular faces on daytime TV.
Organisation and cleaning blogs have never been more popular.
Cleaning products suppliers are seeing year-on-year growth in sales, thanks in part to the recommendations of social media influencers. This is a trend that’s been around for a couple of years but shows no sign of letting up, with Mrs Hinch gaining as many as 100,000 followers on Instagram each month.
Many of these influencers champion the benefits that cleaning can have on mental health, but is there anything in this? What is it about clean homes and organised drawers that people find so satisfying?
We think there is definitely something in this, & here are some ways a deep clean can boost your mental health. Having a clean home can also set the foundation for other healthy habits, like eating better and getting more exercise.
Cleaning the clutter gives a sense of accomplishment
If you’ve been putting off cleaning your place because it feels daunting, you might feel a huge sense of accomplishment once you complete it! Completing the task will give you a greater sense of self-confidence and you can enjoy the fruits of your labours – a clean, organised home, where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea!
It’s important to note that cleaning and tidying up is not the same thing. To get the most out of spring cleaning, tackle a deep clean instead of just picking things up off the floor or throwing stray clothes into a pile on your bed. The physical act of scrubbing, dusting, or sweeping can help release endorphins that elevate your mood and make you feel good.
You’ll be more productive
A cluttered home makes it difficult to concentrate and focus. By removing unnecessary items, it’s easier to focus on the task at hand and complete tasks more efficiently. Studies show that physical clutter causes stress because you’re constantly distracted by the mess in your peripheral vision.
You might also discover you feel more creative once the excess clutter is gone. It’s hard to think creatively or originally when clutter blocks your eyes. Don’t be surprised if your productivity skyrockets too!
It’s easier to relax in a clean home
The quality of your living environment plays a major role in how you feel mentally. Research shows people have more trouble sleeping in a cluttered bedroom and eat more when they live and eat in a cluttered kitchen. A clean, peaceful home is restful for your mind. It’s hard to relax when you can’t find a clean spot on the couch!
Cleaning is a chance to do something good – donate!
Cleaning is the perfect time to clear out old items and give them to charity. Donating items is also a way to eliminate the guilt that comes from throwing away items you no longer need. You’re doing something good for someone else, and giving some of your clutter a new home. You can reach out to a local charity or search for one that will pick up donations from your home.
Cleaning might improve your physical health
When you give your home a deep clean, it removes dust, and mould that can trigger allergies, asthma, or other health problems. Plus, cleaning requires lots of body movements – squats and bending over to pick things up. So, you’re getting exercise too! That’s the best form of multi-tasking – getting fitter while you declutter.
The Bottom Line
Cleaning is more than simply decluttering and sprucing up your home. It’s a chance to change your mindset and channel negative feelings into something positive that makes you feel better about yourself and your life. So it’s a big “yes” from FiltaMagic that cleaning can improve your mental health! Ready to get started?
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