Coming home from a long day of work should be a time for you to unwind and spend time with your family. Unfortunately, household chores are the bane of many full-time employed homeowner’s existence.
There’s virtually no way of getting around cleaning the messes that a family can create, with the exception of hiring professional house cleaning services. Between spilled foods, animal hair, and the regular wear and tear of young children, the stream of dirt and grime can seem endless.
What many underestimate, is how much this can affect their home life, including their relationships with other family members. Here are a few reasons cleaning should be a top priority for your family’s sake:
- Comfort: In a recent survey from the Soap and Detergent Association, around 97% of respondents believe that their families appreciate a clean home. But why is this? Could it be the lack of eyesores? More open space? Less worry about cleaning in the future?
It’s likely a combination of them all. The ability to sit comfortably in a home can seriously relieve tensions, both existing and in the future.
- Discord between couples: Nearly 50% of cohabiting couples argue over cleaning and housework. Divvying up the chores can be a struggle in and of itself. About 63% of Americans report hating cleaning bathrooms over all other rooms in a house, but unless you have a professional house cleaning company, someone’s going to have to do it.
The last thing you want to do is start a fight before you even begin doing the chores. Rest assured you will be even more frustrated completing housework with an angry spouse giving you the cold shoulder.
- Affecting your job: If you’ve spent all weekend going through an entire list of cleaning duties, going back to work on Monday will likely not be easy. If the stress from cleaning is causing problems at work, you can bet that you will carry that frustration back home with you. Now there is no safe place to clear your mind.
Between going to work and handling finances, there is already plenty to worry about without having to stress over household chores. But unless you plan on hiring professional house cleaning services, it might be a good idea to bring some hockey pads home with you.