5 reasons why a clean house is good for mental health

October 22, 2020

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1. Less stress

Having a clean, and organized house is proven to boost happiness and give you a sense of accomplishment. Coming home from a long day of work to find a messy kitchen is surely more stressful than coming home to a sparkling clean one. Cleaning up as you go is a great way to minimize stress later on. Tidying up as you go will also diminish the panic you feel before guests are coming over. In a study done in 2009, it was found that people who had high levels of cortisol, a stress indication hormone, had messier homes. They found that people who had more organized and clean homes were happier. 

2. Increased productivity

Instead of worrying about doing 3-day-old dishes, you can focus on other things that are more important. If you keep your house clean, there’s more opportunity to spend time getting other things done. Having a dirty home will leave you distracted and anxious, making it difficult to get things done. 

3. Social confidence

One of the most anxiety-inducing situations for many people is having people come into their homes. A way to reduce this anxiety is to have less to clean before having company over. You will be sure to leave a great impression on guests if your home is tidy. 

4. Minimizes fighting

Another way having a clean house is better for your mental health is keeping your house clean reduces family fights. Does your partner blame you for losing their lucky t-shirt? Do your kids throw a fit if their favorite book is missing? Keeping your house clean can reduce the fighting and stress that goes with living with your family. And after all, less fights are always better for your mental health. 

5. Keeps you active 

Regularly cleaning your house is not only good for your mental health, but it is good for your physical health as well. Rather than sitting on the couch to watch TV, get up and tidy up the living room while you watch your favorite show. Staying active, even if it’s just running the vacuum, is proven to be good for one’s mental health. 

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2009 Study: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167209352864