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Why Cleaning Makes Us Happy

published 25 January 2019

Why Cleaning Makes Us Happy

With our extremely busy lives, the thought of cleaning isn’t always the most appealing. At the end of the day, most of us just want to come home, kick up our feet, and wind down. However, scientific research actually says that cleaning and organising can be therapeutic for both our physical and mental health. Some studies have proven that people who live in cleaner homes tend to be healthier and happier than those whose homes are more cluttered. Amazing, right?

Cleaning Releases Endorphins Endorphins are the hormones that trigger positive emotions in your mind – which is why they’re sometimes known as “feel good chemicals”.They’re often released when you perform physical activities or exercise. So, when you burn calories while cleaning, these endorphins also uplift your mood and make you feel euphoric! A Sense of Accomplishment It always feels good to accomplish something – whether it’s a small act such as making your bed or something bigger like completing a project or getting a promotion. We take pride in our work and accomplishments on a day-to-day basis and this also applies to when we clean our homes. That feeling of standing back and appreciating a pristine home can make us feel over the moon and motivated to take on other challenges and tasks. Cleaning is a Stress Reliever Cleaning can also be very therapeutic for people who live high-stress lives. In fact, cleaning is often prescribed as a stress management technique! People who live in cluttered and messy environments tend to have higher levels of cortisol, which is our bodies’ main stress hormone.So tackling that mess can help keep your cortisol levels low. Organisation is in our genes Our bodies are made up of complex systems that run like clockwork– it wouldn’t be able to do that if it wasn’t organised. Our bodies also naturally try to keep themselves clean and free from viruses and bacteria (thank you, immune system). So, in a way, it makes a lot of sense that organisation and cleaning house makes us feel good naturally! We know cleaning can bring people joy and make them feel good, which is why HYLA takes pride in being part of that story. We want to help people to live happier, healthier lives and cleaning doesn’t have to feel like a chore when you have a HYLA vacuum cleaner. On top of being easy to use, we’ve also taken away the pain of maintenance – our vacuums come with a water-based filtration system, which means you won’t need to fiddle with changing mechanical filters, ever. Our HYLA vacuum cleaners are also bagless. That’s another hassle you won’t need to worry about, so you can experience the joys of cleaning in its entirety.

Alternatively, you may consider using our HYLA Therapeutic Service - holistic cleaning approach for a healthier and cleaner home. More info click here to find out.


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