3790783550_7b933c57e7_oYou may think that cleaning your home is simply a good way to not be embarrassed when unexpected guests show up, but you may also be surprised to know that even more importantly a clean home can be conducive to better health. Your clean home can make it easier to breath, among other things.

Gets Rid Of Mold

Cleaning your home can help get rid of mold, which can make you sick. While some mold is worth than others, all mold needs to be removed from a home. Mold can happen anywhere there is water or moisture.

If your home has black mold it’s extremely important that you deal with it immediately, as this type of mold can cause respiratory illnesses. You may need to have someone come in to test your home, remove the mold, and you may need to fix whatever issue is leading to the mold.

Helps Fight Allergies

Not only can mold in your home cause allergy issues, but so to can dust and even pet dander. This is why it is very important to regularly clean your home, from vacuuming your carpet to scrubbing the walls. You may want to purchase a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter which can help remove more allergens from your home.

Keeps Away Bugs

A clean home can help keep bugs away. Cleaning your kitchen can help eliminate ants, cockroaches, and even fruit flies. If any of these pests are in your kitchen it means that something is in there attracting them. Cleaning means keeping the trash emptie and keeping the floor swept and mopped.

Removes Smells

Keep your home vacuumed, mopped, and keeping dirt swept up can help remove smells from your home that you might already be noseblind to. Not only do you need to keep the floor and carpet clean, but if you have children or pets you may want to clean your upholstery often as well, so that your furniture doesn’t start to get stinky.

Reduces Stress

The most important thing a clean home can do for you is reduce your stress. You may not realize it, but clutter can lead to much stress in your life. It’s about more than just a dirty home.

Even if your home is shiny and smells great, if you have piles of clutter you not only risks stress, but depending on how tall those piles are you may be risking your life in other ways. Yes, people have died being buried under their boxes of clutter. If your home is clean and organized you’ll be less stressed and be able to focus more on the things that make you happy.

If you want to be healthy and enjoy the home you live in, keep it neat and clean and you’ll do more than just breath easier.