Good Monday morning, Moppers. We hope you all had a glorious weekend, and feel rested enough to tackle the week ahead. We spent the last couple of days doing household chores and binging on the new season of Fuller House on Netflix, so we’re about ready to break out in song the first chance we get.
It should make for an interesting week, that’s for sure.
Of course while doing all that this weekend, we were thinking about things to share with you on the old MUYM blog, and the one question we kept coming back to was, “Why?”
Why do we clean?
Sure, there’s the obvious reasons like because things are messy, or because we don’t like dirt, but those are too easy.
So today we’d like to share with you some of the benefits to keeping a clean home, and perhaps after reading them you’ll find yourself having a deeper appreciation for the task of cleaning, and want to do it more often.
No, we’re not talking about your health (although that is another benefit), but rather the health of your home. Keeping a clean house extends the life of everything in your humble abode. From the grout around the bathtub, to the tiles on the kitchen floor, just like a plant needs water to live, your home needs to be clean in order to survive. Otherwise over time dirt, grime, bacteria, and mold will all take over, causing things to rot, decay, and smell. The next thing you know your home will be falling apart, and nobody wants that, right?
Having a regular cleaning routine keeps your home healthy, and happy, prolonging its life for years to come, so that if/when you should ever decide to sell it, you’ll get the most bang for your buck.
Are you one of those people who never invites people over to you home? Not because you don’t like people, but because you’re a little too embarrassed by the way things look? That’s because you haven’t been cleaning enough!
Keeping a clean home on a regular basis will do wonders for your self-esteem, and perhaps even make you want to entertain more. Be it a Friday night dinner party, or just having some friends over to commiserate with after a long week, those things will be a lot easier to do in a clean home, and thus the experience of spending time with friends, laughing and talking, will give you that extra boost you need to feel good about yourself.
3. Finders Keepers
One of the biggest benefits to having a clean home is the ability to actually find things. Imagine it…being able to find your keys, or your cell phone, or that box of Christmas cards left over from last year that you want to use again this year. For us that’s pure bliss.
It can be for you, too. All you have to do is keep things clean, and before you know it the question, “Why can’t I find my…” will never roll off your lips again, because you’ll be able to find it easily in your clean home.
4. Charity Begins at Home
You all know that old saying, right? Well by keeping a clean home it’s true in more ways than one, because by constantly staying on top of things, like your closets, you’ll be able to weed out the things you don’t need or use on a more regular basis, and with that comes the ability to donate those old clothes, toys, or furniture to a charity of your choice.
We all have lots of stuff, and some of it are just things that have been piling up year after year that we’ve never got around to sorting through. Think of all the ways your unused or unwanted items could benefit others, and thus benefit you by giving you more space.
It’s a win-win situation for everybody, and we love those!
While there are many other benefits to keeping a clean home, such as cutting back on household accidents, and supporting a calm environment, those are just a few of our favorites.
You don’t have to meticulously clean everything every single day of the week to achieve the above goals, but by doing a little bit each day you’ll find yourself reaping the benefits of them in no time, and that’s a benefit in and of itself!
Until next time, Moppers. Stay safe, and stay clean.