Messy House? 6 Odd Benefits of a Clean House That Motivated ME To Finally Clean

We all know we’re SUPPOSED to have a clean house, but did you know that are actual BENEFITS to keeping your house clean?

It’s true! There are many benefits to being clean and organized and having a clean house (especially for your mental health), but there are also these additional clean home benefits that you may not have realized before.

Personally, I have struggled with this for SO long – and I was ANGRY about the CONSTANT mess left for ME to clean by my family.

Sadly, I almost resented the people I love most for leaving mess for Mom The Maid to clean up after them.

I’m not proud of that, but it’s the truth (maybe you’ve felt that way?)

Then, one day it hit me… Not only are there 6 VALID benefits resulting from keeping a clean house, but there was one mindset shift that changed everything for me.

messy house - the #1 reason I decided to finally clean it up

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We’ve talked about the psychology of clutter and disorganization before here, but what about the benefits of having a CLEAN and clutter-free house?

There are so many positive effects of cleanliness – here are 6 benefits you may not have thought of.

Why a Clean House is Good For YOU, Mom…

You may not want to admit it, but it’s most likely true that your messy house is STRESSING. YOU. OUT!

Worse yet, you clean one thing and the family is busy trashing another area of your home!

It feels like a never ending battle, doesn’t it?

Trust me, I get it!

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I struggled with keeping my house clean and fighting my family for way too long.

There were so many times in the past I wanted to just throw my hands up and scream, “That’s It! I’m NOT cleaning anymore!”

Then one day it hit me…

why I finally cleaned my messy house

I always looked at keeping a clean house as something I did for THEM… for my family

What would happen if I started to learn WHY a clean house is good for ME – and then DO IT for ME?

That was HUGE for me!

An absolute game changer!

Suddenly, the “Mom Guilt” and the resentment started to fade away.

I stared cleaning for ME….

AND – most importantly –

I started teaching my family to clean for THEIR benefit too.

(and YES, having a less angry mom IS one of their benefits haha!)

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Here are 6 wonderful benefits of keeping my house clean for ME:

#1 – Less Guilt

Having a clean home leads to much less guilt about NOT having a clean home.

Let’s be honest – Mom Guilt is a very real thing (whether it’s rational or not).

When our homes are messy, we feel GUILT about the cluttered mess our homes have become.

Taking a few minutes to tidy your home each day can REALLY help with Mom Guilt and feeling overwhelmed by clutter.

As an added benefit, you will have MUCH less guilt about taking time for YOU.

When your house is messy, it can sure take away from the pleasure of taking some You Time and cause serious guilt for doing anything BUT cleaning.

#2 – Healthier Family

When you don’t clean often, those germs tend to gather – meaning: your kids get sick more often and YOU get sick more often.

Taking time to clean those areas where germs breed goes a LONG way towards less sick days for your family AND for YOU.

#3 – Less Stress

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#4 – Pride

There is NOTHING better than that feeling you get when you look at your clean home. That sense of accomplishment and pride does so much to fuel your spirits each day.

#5 – Less Fear

This reason kind of ties into reason #4 (Pride in your clean home), but do you know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you think about someone unexpectedly stopping your house?

The FEAR of other people seeing your home in that messy disastrous state?

Yep, me too!

That feeling is FEAR (and embarrassment).

Keeping your home neat and tidy totally removes that feeling.

#6 – Productivity

You may think that keeping a clean house will take ALL your time leaving you NO time to do anything else.

That is so far from the truth – it actually makes you MORE productive!

KEEPING your house clean and neat actually frees up your time to do MORE things that you WANT to do –

AND you’ll find yourself WANTING to do more things now that you have less stress, less guilt, no fear – and your kids (and YOU) are not sick all the time.

What About Health Benefits?

There are also 5 darn good reasons to clean your home and KEEP it clean:

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While I’m not a doctor (nor do I play one of TV haha!), a clean house can:

– Calm allergies

– Improve sleep quality

– Cultivate a happy environment for you AND your family

– Get you moving which boosts your mood, and

– Help with depression and anxiety.

Sounds good to me!

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My House Was a MESS!
And my anxiety was through the roof!

I needed a plan to get it together - it was all pushing me over the edge.

Thing is - we LIVE here... I never had the fantasy that my home would ever look "Pinterest perfect".

I simply wanted more control, less clutter and much less anxiety.

I finally found something that worked for ME.
  • My house is now easier to clean - I can now clean it in minutes, instead of hours.
  • I can now actually FIND the things I'm looking for.
  • I learned some simple decluttering systems that make me much more efficient every day - and I'm more relaxed and less overwhelmed all the time (finally)
  • My house now looks pretty darn good almost all the time.
  • Best of all - I no longer stress about guests unexpectedly showing up.
Turns out, it was so much easier to do than I ever expected.

This is how I did it.

Benefits of a Clean House - You May Not Realize   Why It's IMPORTANT To Have a Clean House  There are many benefits to being clean and organized and having a clean house (especially for your mental health), but there are also these 6 clean home benefits that you may not have realized before.