Cleaning Got You Down? 4 Reasons to Get Your Shine On
"My second favorite household chore is laundry. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” Has cleaning got you down? I was a self professed neat freak. Now I admit I have been back sliding like crazy. Having a baby stopped me from getting my spit shine on like I used to. For those first few months after she came home as long as the room was not on fire I was okay. Everyone goes through those times of drudging to do chores. But there are some benefits. For me anytime I feel overwhelmed I stop and do a little cleaning. Sound crazy? It actually provides me with a sense of accomplishment. It helps to get me into the frame of mind that lets me know that I can set goals and achieve them. And there are more benefits. From burning off stem to burning calories there are many reasons why cleaning can be helpful.
Here are a few more reasons to get your shine on:
After picking up the pacifier for the 1000th time or a long day at work you may need to blow off a little stem. Cleaning is a great stress reliever and let’s face it clutter can be stressful. Dealing with piles of laundry, dishes and toys can make you feel stressed. A neat home environment will allow you to focus. The act of cleaning your house can be a stress management technique in itself.
Need cash? Cleaning can expose that we often replace items that we already have because we may be disorganized. Avoid being late on bills because they haven’t been sorted properly and put away or taken care of. Plus cleaning can reveal items that you got good use out of but are ready to let go. A garage sale or consignment shop can bring in extra money.
Do A Little Good
Cleaning your house can expose items that can be donated. Your trash can be another’s treasure. It can also help you do your part to help the environment by recycling all of your old magazines and newspapers. Old cell phones can be donated to military families and even kids toys can be recycled.
A great way to burn some calories without stepping on the treadmill is cleaning up. Running up and down the stairs, carrying items from room to room, and scrubbing windows and floors can burn calories, release endorphins, and help you to shape up.