Clean Surroundings Lead to Good Health

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It is an old saying that “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. It does not apply only to personal hygiene, but also to how we maintain our household. It is not important how rich or poor we are. Cleanliness is more about habits and lifestyle.

First and foremost issue found in middle class households is about clutter. If you want to have a clean household, wage a war against clutter. It is human tendency to hold on to things even when we do not really require as it takes a sense of initiative to dispose them off. Even if there are things that you need to stock for future use, ensure that they are kept in clean conditions. Do not let water collect and regularly take measures for mosquito control.

In most Asian countries, dust is a constant enemy. You would notice dust collecting on your furniture and devices even within hours of doing dusting. It is a good approach to seal all entry points for dusting by installing good quality windows. Use quality cleaning solutions to maintain a dust free environment. In case there is also a problem of moisture, this can lead to growth of mosquitoes. So ensure to regularly use mosquito control measures like fumigation.

There are object like old tyres and drums that often collect water during monsoons. This can become a favorable habitat for mosquitoes. An effective way to control mosquito growth in this situation is to remove water and spray mosquito repellant regularly.

Lifestyle and habits also play an important role in how clean and healthy your household is. Even small things such as using a foot mat outside the door and keeping shoes separately in shoe rack can help in this regard. Keep all things in their respective containers and avoid throwing things randomly.

Even if you do not wish to spend heavily on décor, just maintaining discipline and order can help you have a pleasant home ambience. Not many people are aware that the home surroundings play an important role in determining the state of our minds. People with shabby households have a bad temper and poor personality as subconsciously we all carry an image of our household in our minds. A clean ambience at home will bring a positive effect on your state of mind bringing about calmness.

When we have visitors at our home, they carry an impression not just from the decoration and furnishing, but also how neatly we maintain our home. A neat and clean household indicates that it belongs to a cultured family that has an ethos of order and grace. And most importantly, maintaining order and cleanliness leads to good health mentally as well as physically.

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It is an old saying that “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. It does not apply only to personal hygiene, but also to how we maintain our household. It is not important how rich or poor we are. Cleanliness is more about habits and lifestyle.


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