Cleaning your home is an act of self-care

Published: 05/05/2024

Cleaning has a bad reputation. For a long time it has been associated with drudgery, labelled a chore with all the connotations that word holds and seen as something that must be endured. However, I have never met anyone who does not say that they feel happier, calmer, and more content when their home is clean and tidy. Therefore, instead of it being a chore, perhaps it should be rehabilitated and considered an act of self-care.

Giving your home a deep clean can be an energising and renewing experience. As you touch each item to clean it, take some time to evaluate if it still serves a purpose in your life. If it doesn't, then it is simply taking up space and gathering dust. Decluttering and cleaning go hand in hand.

While you are cleaning take the opportunity to assess where all of your furniture is positioned. After all, if you are hoovering under the sofa, then you are already moving it. It doesn’t have to go back to the place it was, perhaps the space would be better used if its position were changed.

Spending time cleaning your home can also help you to appreciate it. Recognising the results of your own hard work when you see your sparkling windows or appreciate your gleaming hob can help you to emotionally engage with your home.

Keeping your home clean and tidy means you are also more likely to spot any little issues before they grow into big problems. 

Finally, clean homes sell faster. If your property is on the market and you can’t bring yourself to consider cleaning as an act of self-care then focus on the result instead.

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