Why You Want To Clean Every Nook At Home
Ask yourself honestly: How clean is your home?
Accordingly to the American Cleaning Institute, the average American household spends approximately 6 hours cleaning every week. One-third of Americans wonder if they are cleaning enough or even cleaning correctly. The typical cleaning routine involves sweeping and mopping the floor, vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom, and dusting the furniture on a weekly basis. Kitchen tops, dishes, and sweeping high-traffic areas are done once every day and sometimes even more frequently.
So, all things considered, you may believe that you are keeping your home clean enough. But, in reality, there are many more reasons why you want to make sure that you are not missing any nook inside your home.
You can save space
This might sound surprising at first, but unused nooks and alcoves tend to accumulate dust and spider webs. Think about the space underneath the stairs, or perhaps the unused corner in the lounge. Do you clean those weekly? Most households “forget” unused nooks. Yet, when you start paying attention to each small area underneath your roof, you can find ways to maximize the space, however tiny of a nook it is. You can turn an awkward corner into a display of your favorite books with a smart corner shelving solution or even order a custom fitted wardrobe to fit within the alcove in your bedroom.
You can prevent pest infestation
Mice are far from being the smallest pest you could have at home. Yet they have a knack for making themselves virtually invisible. How? It’s not magic. They hide inside the unused nook that nobody cleans or checks. So, if you don’t want to organize emergency rodent control services, make sure to check every corner and alcove inside your home!
You can control indoor air quality
However strict your cleaning routine is, you might forget important places inside the home, such as the undersides of your furniture or your houseplants. Dust can accumulate rapidly in the tiny spots you forget to check. What does it mean for your health?
First of all, let’s get the good news out: Dust is unlikely to affect your property value or even your decor, as you may not even notice it.
However, out of sight doesn’t necessarily mean out of reach. Dust particles can travel through the air and lead to respiratory discomfort, such as congested sinuses, asthma, or simply feeling tired because you’re breathing “unclean” air.
You can reduce stress levels
Cleaning may not be the most enjoyable part of your week, but it can do wonders for your mental health. Indeed, neglected areas tend to accumulate dust and clutter inside the home. Gradually, the presence of clutter can lead to stress increase and a sensation of discomfort, even if it isn’t physically in your way. According to scientists, a cluttered room can affect your ability to focus mentally and relax when you are at home. The effects can be more profound than you realize. When you can’t focus, you can’t be creative, you can’t address problems, and, therefore, everything can feel worse and more challenging. It’s the main reason clutter is a strong factor in anxiety and depressive disorders.
Is it time for American households to evaluate their cleaning routine and improve it? It makes no doubt that 6 hours is already a long time to dedicate to cleaning your home. However, adding an extra hour to your weekly cleaning quota could improve your mental and physical health, save more space, and prevent pest invasion!