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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 31. Clean Up Your House


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It’s fun. And it’s good for you. Make a habit out of cleaning up your house with joy and happiness. What’s outside is a mirror of what’s inside. If your house is a mess, probably your internal life is a disaster. Just start by taking out the garbage, is that easy.

Some people chose to delegate this task: I have a housekeeper, why should I bother? Well, I think there are some boundaries you should not trespass. Cleaning up my house is a very private thing for me.

I prefer to spend an entire day cleaning my house and keep a certain privacy rather than delegating and lose it. Your house is in fact an extensions of yourself, it kinda represents you – if only because you’re sharing your energy with it day in and day out.

Cleaning up your house should be an intimate act of self purification. 

5 Benefits If You Clean Up Your House

I confess that reading the title above made me smile. And yet, we do live in a world where this title actually makes sense. In an ideal world, this title would be a joke – people will clean their houses all the time, but hey, we do not live in an ideal world. Even these tiny tasks that we consider to be common sense need to be enforced every day. So, without further ado, let’s start.

1. What’s Inside Is Outside Too

As I already wrote, the place you live in is an extension of yourself. The act of cleaning that place is an act of internal purification. Even if you are confused or if you’re going through stressful times, maintaining a clean living pace will help tremendously with clarity and stability.

2. Get Rid Of Useless Stuff

If you clean, you must throw away stuff, it’s part of the process. If you make a habit out of regularly cleaning your house, you will also maintain a low number of things you own. Of course, you can still own a lot of things, but cleaning them all will eventually become tiring. Minimalism will actually make sense.

3. Focus, Focus, Focus

You can’t really focus in a cluttered environment. You can’t really work when you’re surrounded by garbage. Cleaning up your house is mandatory for a sustained work routine. It just makes it easier for you to focus and reduces distractions. Clean house usually means a clean mind.

4. Congrats, You’re Now Socially Available

A clean house is also a house ready for guests. Receiving people in your space which is proper and neat is a sign of respect. I don’t know if there’s a study for that, but from my experience, I remember having a much more enjoyable social life when I was regularly cleaning my house. Guests don’t like sticky floors, apparently.

5. It Just Feels Good

This is by far one of the easiest way to cheer yourself up. Even in the midst of the gloomiest day, just starting to arrange your books in the library will make you at least smile. I know that’s how I makes me feel.

further reading

How To Clean Up Your House

7 Simple Ways To Unclog Your Pipes



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And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.

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Dragos Roua

The guy who started all this. Entrepreneur, ultra-marathoner, tanguero, father and risk taker. I'm blogging here, but I also spend a lot of time in this marvelous space.. You're invited, by the way.

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