Live Well Work Well – June 2020

Why Cleaning Your Home Can Boost Overall Well-being

Deep cleaning doesn’t need to be a one-season chore. Experts say doing a thorough cleaning of your home has a number of health benefits. A clean home can strengthen your immune system and help you avoid illnesses. A decluttered living space can also reduce stress and depression as well as help avoid injuries, like tripping.

According to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), 74% of Americans do general surface-level cleaning more often than deep cleaning. That leaves 26% who deep clean their home on a regular basis, thoroughly cleaning the entire home and its floors, furniture and surfaces.

Bathrooms and kitchens are typically the rooms that get deep cleaned most often. Don’t forget about living rooms and bedrooms though. You spend time in those on a daily basis, so it’s worth giving them some special treatment as well. According to ACI survey results, 60% of people deep clean because they recognize their home needs a thorough cleaning. Other motives to deep clean on an annual basis include to remove clutter, to remove asthma or allergy triggers, and to prevent the spread of illness.

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