We all know that a neat and clean environment is more likely to make us feel happy about ourselves and our lot in life. A mess at home indicates to others that we are not keeping on top of our responsibilities. That can be rather embarrassing, but there are other reasons you should set aside time to do that spring/summer/fall/winter cleaning.
First off, you will actually feel better. Not just because everything is where it’s supposed to be, but you will be less likely to become sick. Bacteria, dust, pet dander, and mold are just plain bad for your health and can actually lead to issues like allergies and asthma.
If you like to entertain and spend time with friends and loved ones, you will be more likely to have them over if your home is clean. Likewise, they will be more likely to accept if they can sit down and not stick to something.
Cleaning makes you more aware of your environment. As a result, you are more likely to realize that something needs to be repaired or replaced before a major problem breaks out that could cost you a lot of money.
There is physical activity involved in cleaning (a lot of physical activity, if you have tried to clean my home!), so it is actually quite good for you! Maybe not something you would like to do everyday, but once a week is not too much to ask.
A clean home will make you feel more useful and effective as a person. Also, you are less likely to feel guilty about those days and nights where all you really want to do is watch TV. If the house is clean, go ahead, you’ve earned it! Enjoy that sense of accomplishment because it will also make other aspects of your life seem more do-able.