The Power of a Clean House – 5 Things that Happen When your House is Clean
Why you should keep your house clean
Cleaning. It’s a love hate relationship for most of us. On the one hand, I love enjoying a clean house. On the other hand….laundry.
Need I say more?
I am the queen of procrastinating where laundry is concerned. It might have a small something to do with the fact that it’s neverending, and seven of us sure create a lot of it. But anyway…
Sometimes we need a little motivation to clean up, and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. Below I’ve listed some points to remind you why it’s important to get your clean on. Here are some crazy things that happen when you have a clean house…
You have more of a social life
There’s something magical that happens when your house is perpetually clean.
You’re…wait for it…not embarrassed when someone unexpectantly drops by.
Ugh. You know what I’m talking about. There’s nothing worse than the Unexpected Visitor. Who just “swings by” at the worst possible moment. I’m talking, the baby just had a blow out and now the house smells like, well, you know. There are toys everywhere. Breakfast is still sitting on the counter and, oh by the way, that was 3 hours ago. You can barely see your way through the mass of laundry accumulated outside the bedrooms. And behold, your new visitor decides to use this opportune moment to “swing by”.
Hey, it happens to all of us.
But imagine if your house were clean when said Unexpected Visitor made their appearance.
Instead of embarrassed we might feel…welcoming?
Before you know it, you might even be inviting people over. Yes. During the day.
Your house looks brand new
There’s something about having a clean home that can instantly transform even the most dreary spaces. Maybe you can’t afford new furniture. Maybe, if home costs are anything like they are in my area, the most house you can afford is 20+ years old, and things are dated and worn.
Okay. Work with what ya got, girl!
I am a firm believer in a clean house being a welcoming one, and I daresay a more updated one.
Your inner two-year-old will chill out
Anyone else have an actual mental breakdown when you wake up in the morning, walk into the kitchen….and it’s an utter disaster.
There’s something about this disorderly mess smacking you in the face first thing in the morning. It just sets the whole day off on the wrong foot. The rest of the day I act like my toddler, throwing epic tantrums for no apparent reason.
But if said kitchen were cleaned the night before, things put away, and, hey, maybe the coffee’s even prepped? I can waltz into my morning like a sparkly unicorn on a fluffy cloud. My mood is THAT good!
It’s worth it, y’all.
You actually like your home
It’s easy to have a strong dislike for your house when it’s a cluttered, disorganized, explosive mess. Nothing looks right. Despite the 2800 square feet, there is just not enough space, for crying out loud. The kitchen is covered in crumbs and therefore must be completely demo’d from ceiling to studs.
It’s easy to hate your couch when it’s covered in peanut butter smears. Amiright??
I totally get it. I’ve also totally been there.
But something extraordinary happens when you take the time to pick things up as you go about your day. How about if you clean the dish or two in the sink instead of letting them pile up, and deal with the dreaded Paper Clutter before it becomes the Paper Monster…you might actually kind of like your house.
You become instantly more organized
When your house is picked up, with everything in it’s designated home, when piles of stuff aren’t allowed to accumulate in corners and countertops throughout the house, you might be surprised at how easy it is to stay organized!
I am the first to tell you I am not the most organized person in the world by nature. It’s not my gifting.
For me for the most part, out of sight, out of mind. If it’s in the closet, I’m cool.
But here’s the kicker, I don’t like stuff (aka, clutter). And I am a clean person. I also like to clean. (I know. It’s a sickness. Also a major expectations adjustment and reality check with the boy force over here.)
I have found for my own sanity, if I take the few minutes to deal with my house as I see cleaning and organizing opportunities arise, I am in a much better place. Like I said. Worth it.
When we’re busy with our family, work, and activities, it is SO easy to let the house go. It quickly deteriorates from an ordered, well-maintained situation to clothing-strewn, toy-begotten chaos! Ask me how I know.
But truly, when I take the couple minutes throughout the day to make sure my house stays at least semi-tidy, some amazing transformations take place.
Not only in my home but in my mood, my family, my sanity, and heck, my overall outlook on life.
I think I can manage.
What are some things you notice when your house is tidy?