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You May Eat Better

A study in the journal Psychological Science found that participants that worked in a clean environment for 10 minutes were twice as likely to choose an apple over a chocolate bar as those that worked in a messy space.

Think about it. When your dining table has items piled on it, and dirty dishes are in the sink, it feels overwhelming to prepare a meal. As a result, it is easier to snack on prepackaged food or order take-out, which leads to unhealthy choices.

If you are trying to lose weight and eat better, keep your kitchen clean.

Your Home Will Be Healthier

Did you know that there may be two to five more times the pollutants and allergens in your home than outdoors?

Vacuuming and dusting weekly help improve the air quality in your home. Wipe down windowsills and frames with a damp cloth. Weekly washing of your sheets and blankets will also have a positive impact on your indoor air. And don't forget to wash curtains on occasion, as they have a tendency to hold onto dust and allergens.

Not only does a tidy and clutter free home feel better, but it is also healthier for you and your family.

Give Yourself the Gift of Time

How often have you spent minutes searching for an item that you know is somewhere in your home?

A Newsweek study showed the average American spends 55 minutes a day searching for an item they own and cannot find. That is almost 12 days a year! When every item has a place, you save time because you know where it is.

Imagine how good it would feel to start your day feeling calmer and more energized because you were not searching for misplaced keys or your favorite shirt?

Instead, use that time to enjoy a cup of coffee or read the paper before heading out the door.

Grab More Zzz's

A messy room affects your sleep pattern. A lack of sleep can cause depression, increase your stress level, and affect your ability to think clearly.

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine (AMSB), says that when you walk into a room, your eye will determine whether you are going to have an easy time or hard time falling asleep. Clutter raises your stress level. That's why it's hard for your mind to rest and sleep well.

Feeling overwhelmed at cleaning your bedroom? Start with easy cleaning tasks such as making your bed every morning and wash your sheets regularly.

Consider this survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation. People who make their beds every day are 19 percent more likely to report regularly getting a good night’s sleep. And 75 percent of individuals said freshly cleaned sheets made them more comfortable, therefore making it easier to fall asleep.

Keeping your bedroom clean will help you sleep better which will make you happier.

Strengthen Your Relationship

Are you guilty of leaving piles of clutter around your home or dirty dishes in the sink? If so, you run the risk of your partner becoming resentful and irritated.

Furthermore, a dirty and cluttered home can make you feel helpless and overwhelmed. Have you snapped at your partner because you were frustrated spending time looking for an item in your home that you knew was there?

When every item has a proper place in your home, it will create less conflict in your home. Best of all, you and your family get to enjoy your home more.

We know that life gets busy.

If you live in the Santa Cruz County area and need help cleaning your home, call Bee-Clene at 831-438-1111.