Now I am nothing near to a clean freak. Lets be clear, I am pretty moderate when it comes to clean. Laundry is done normally, folding and putting them away is a different story, dishes are done by Michael regularly, shoe rack gets fixed by Alexiis once in awhile, and the rest is done when needed. Not too shabby.
I’ve come to realize that for my household and I, we can let things go a bit sometimes. Maybe the clothes get out of hand, the dishes pile up, or our things are just disorganized around the home. Maybe it’s from sickness, fatigue, or some other unknown reason that causes a ruckus in the cleanliness in our home. The cleanliness and organization actually plays a large role in how you feel. And the way one feels, makes an impact on everyone in the household. Not just yourself.
You wouldn’t think that would make a difference at all but think about it. When you take a vacation, the hotel is beautiful and very well put together. The colors are vibrant and make you really feel alive. Same with your own home. If you had to come home to a house that looked like a tornado went through it, you would feel a certain way about it right?
I had a friend that was less tidy than I. She would kind of let things go until it was really bad or difficult to clean. She was also very stressed quite often, irritable, and always felt lazy and tired. I would wonder if this was connected with her surroundings? What you don’t want to do is wait too long because thats when the bigger problems arise from neglecting your home. In her kitchen she had two separate sinks and supposedly she never paid attention to the other sink and it just got backed up over time. Don’t ask me what happen to it, just understand it was so bad we had to call a plumber in Honolulu to fix it and it costed her a pretty penny. Ouch. She now has a different perspective on her home and takes better care of it. She is way more energized, and upbeat, and happy.
So mothers, fathers, children, lets come together and help each other to make our houses into a home. A place we can all feel comfortable in. A sanctuary where magic happens and our minds are free to explore the possibilities of the world. A clean house, is a clearer mind, to a better living.
Have you noticed a connection between cleanliness and happiness? What are your thoughts or suggestions? I’m exercising the idea of making DIY products to clean and organize our homes. If you’re interested to see this like and comment. Let me know, its about to get real!