If your household is anything like most families’, most mornings are filled with chaos. Getting kids dressed, brushing teeth, preparing breakfasts, making sure everybody has their breakfast and school books, milk money, etc. And if your kids are bussed from a rural area chances are this means a very early morning. By the time everything is said and done, your kids’ rooms are trashed with clothes all over the floor, the sink is full of breakfast or late-night snack dishes, dust bunnies seem to have multiplied overnight, the dog still hasn’t had a bath and — if you have boys — someone’s dribbled on the toilet seat and the floor or left a toothpaste blob in the sink.
As you’re ready to go out the door to your job, you look back at the state of your living room and your kitchen and think, “Sigh. I’ll deal with it when I get back.” Throughout your day you’re thinking about all the things waiting for you at home. You’re unable to concentrate completely on the report or client in front of you because Mount Washmore and Mount Dishmore — those two things that quite seem conquered — are nagging at you.
How awesome would it feel to be at work and know that you don’t have to worry about it? Think of the peace of mind of walking in the door after dealing with bosses and grumpy customers to see clean and tidy floors, clothes folded and put away, dishes washed, bathroom smelling fresh. The dog may still be dirty, but, hey, your housework load and the burden of it has been lifted, and the weight of the world is no longer on your shoulders — or at least much lighter than it was.
This is the feeling of hiring a cleaning service. America is already suffering from a shortage of maids, hence it is better to look for cleaning service agents or companies that offer reliable maids. Here are some of the amazing benefits of hiring a cleaning service to clean your house.
Less Stress, Healthier Body
Numerous studies have shown that mess causes stress. And stress that lasts a long time — from many different areas of life — can lead to all sorts of health problems:
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased risk for heart related issues
- Interrupted sleep pattern
- Less resistance to colds and flus, and slower healing times
- Decreased ability to concentrate and remember
- Jaw joint problems due to stress-related clenching and grinding (bruxism)
Aside from the top two, these may seem small, but they really have a huge impact overall on every aspect of your life. If you’re not sleeping well, you won’t be able to concentrate well and remember things needed for managing life at the office or at home. The longer you’re fatigued the higher risk you are for catching colds and flus and the longer they will linger. You may find yourself less patient with your family and unable to calmly deal with everyday situations that come up. The feeling of overwhelm will keep you from really enjoying the life that’s around you and achieving and learning new things.
A messy or disorganized and cluttered house can contribute to all this. It contributes to the overall stress of your life and, even if you had a great day at work, can make you feel badly about yourself. Everybody else’s house is spotless. Why isn’t yours? Of course, not everybody else’s house is spotless, but we put ourselves on a guilt trip. Hiring a cleaning service can definitely help ease the stress that living in a messy house can bring.
Sense of Control is a Sense of Peace
A cluttered, unkempt house has a significant impact on how you feel about your life, your home, your family, your job. Clutter, chaos, disorganization — even for those who claim to “have a system” — can make a person feel out of control. Conversely, if your house is tidy and in order, the feeling you have of relief and control can spill out into other areas of your life. Even if you are in control in other areas, feeling out of control at home can make you feel like a failure in everything else because it’s the one area of your life you haven’t mastered.
When you know your house cleaning and clutter is being taken care of and kept in check, you will be able to focus more on your work. Your mind is free. Your day is not interrupted by thoughts of what you have to do when you get home before you run the kids to their various activities.
I know many successful entrepreneurs who swear that they hire a cleaning service. When you’re not stressing and worrying about the state of your house and if it’s presentable, you’re better able to concentrate on your clients. When your world is at peace and you feel good about yourself, that translates into a happier you and that comes out to your customers.
More Quality Family Time
Hiring a cleaning company to clean your house means you don’t have to worry about it. Instead of spending your time cleaning, you can actually spend more quality time with your kids. In past generations, many considered Saturday their cleaning day and nothing fun would happen until the house cleaning was done. For others, Saturdays are filled with practices and other events that means very little house cleaning time, or it’s pushed off until the evening in those precious few hours we have with our kids before they go to bed, or even to Sunday, which for many is a day to rest or focus on family.
If the house cleaning is already taken care of, there’ll be more time to spend with your family.
More Me Time
Most people struggle with work/life balance and finding “time for me” is very difficult. That time to read a book, enjoy a movie without working through it, Facebook time or video game time, knitting/crochet, scrapbooking, family tree — whatever your interests are – without feeling guilty because you know you should be doing something else.
If you’re wishing you had more time to do any of those things, hire a cleaning service, then you can spend more time doing the things you love.
Cleaner House, Healthier Home
Dust, dust mites, pet hair, mold and other allergens collect every day on every surface and can contribute to illnesses. Whether you have carpets or some sort of solid-surface floor, dust is still an issue. Mold and mildew in the bathroom and in other areas of your home can all affect your health, not only contributing to illnesses, but over time wearing down your immune system so that it’s tougher for your body to fight them off.
Hiring a cleaning service to come in regularly can help keep these allergens at bay, keeping you and your family healthier in the long run.
So do it. It’s good for you. And it’s certainly good for your home.