Phew! Housework wars …who’s cleaning up the lockdown mess?
As governments around the world told citizens to stay at home to stop the spread of Covid-19, most of us are working remotely. More bodies at home means more mess … and more housework! Despite the gloom, there are some flickers of hope for our health as cleaning agents are flying off the shelves due to increased demand.
Keeping our homes clean and sanitised is more important than ever before. Fact is, a clean home leaves fewer places for germs and bacteria to hide. And, according to experts, fewer people fall sick in clean homes. Make’s sense, right? Therefore, dividing chores among family members to keep it clean, is crucial.
It’s no secret that the Coronavirus and lockdown are causing a mental health crises. The good news is that there are some major scientifically backed health benefits involved when cleaning your house. A potentially fit body? For sure, tidying might not torch as many calories as a full-blown HIIT workout, but it’s a lot more physical than sitting on the couch! Studies also claim that the predictability of cleaning offers a sense of control in the face of uncertainty, thereby calming mind and soul.
It’s clear that cleaning goes far beyond the visual appearance and aesthetics. Your home is your sanctuary, now more than ever.
Happy cleaning everyone!
Source: healthysleep.med.harvard.edu, maids.com, bondcleaninginadelaide.com.au, forbes.com, freshome.com, rent.com.au, economictimes.indiatimes.com, ahchealthenews.com, ft.com, louisianafcu.org, thelegraph.co.uk
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