4 Surprising Benefits of a Clean Home

Think about the last time you unstuffed a packed closet or de-junked your junk drawer. When you were done – how did it feel?

If you felt an amazing rush of sweet, sweet satisfaction, you’ve just experienced the magical benefits of cleaning your home.

But decluttering does more than leaving you feeling like you’re on top of a tidied-up world. Did you know it can actually make you healthier? Here’s how:

A Clean Home Lowers Stress

One of the most obvious downfalls of a messy home is the toll it takes on your stress levels. In fact, 1 in 3 Americans has experienced “extreme anxiety” due to a messy home. And it’s not just staring at piles of papers that gets you worked up. It’s also:

  • Frantically throwing things in closets or under beds if a surprise guest shows up
  • The frustration of always trying to find space to do your crafting or in-home yoga
  • The nagging, constant reminder of all the work it will take to get it cleaned up

Having a spick and span home feels great, but it does take effort. So, look for ways you can do a little bit each day so you’re not left with cleaning everything all at once.

A Tidy House Helps You Be More Productive

We’ve already talked about how clutter drains you of energy and can make you tense, but did you know a messy home also wastes your time?

If your home is disorganized, chances are that you’re spending extra time looking for lost or misplaced items. Finding that lost set of keys or the right pair of shoes becomes a frustrating game of Where’s Waldo when it should be a very simple task.

Imagine being able to:

  • Know exactly where your keys are so you can make that appointment on time
  • Instantly grab the right shoes so you can head out for that fun date
  • Have immediate access to your charger so you’re not running around your house, looking for a spare

When your home is organized, you can spend less time searching for things and more time living life.

A Spotless Casa Means You Get Sick Less Often

Allergens and dust build up in places like your carpet, upholstery, and bedding. And let’s not forget what’s on your counters and in your fridge! Over time, this can cause environmental allergies and asthma to flare up.

However, when your home is clean, there are fewer places for bacteria and germs to hide. But cleaning goes beyond vacuuming and dusting – make sure you also tidy up your kitchen and bathroom countertops and furniture surfaces so that you have fewer items to worry about.

Busting Clutter Helps You Sleep More Restfully

If you’re struggling to get enough shut-eye, you’re in good company. Roughly 1 in 3 American adults aren’t getting enough sleep, and when they do sleep, it isn’t always restful. There are many reasons for this, and one of them has to do with how messy your bedroom is.

It’s no secret that clutter creates stress. When you clear out all the stagnant stuff from your room (especially what’s hiding under your bed), you’ll feel less stressed in the place where you need it the most – right where you sleep.

But improving your sleep goes beyond clearing the clutter. It also extends to making your bed. Those who make their beds every day or almost every day are 19% more likely to report sleeping better. Instead of untangling sheets, crawling into a made bed can help you fall asleep more quickly and rest better during the night.

Clean up Your Home for Better Health

Transforming your home into a clean, beautiful place you love doesn’t happen overnight. It’s okay to start with a few simple tasks and do a little more each day. Those baby steps can build up into major momentum and before long, you’ll have a sparkling home in no time.

Plus, your health will thank you!

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I have had back issues most of my life. Since starting treatments with Dr Greg I have had no more issues. It's such a relief to be able to be physical at the high level I want to be. I am able to maintain wellness by seeing Dr Greg on a regular basis. Thank you Dr Greg!!

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When my friend received excellent care from Dr. Krapf, she recommended him to me. I have had gastrointestinal problems for nearly 50 years that have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease with lactose intolerance. All that, including unrelieved stress had made me unhappy and unhealthy. Today I am a different person with the help of Dr. Greg. The Gastro issues are practically nonexistent, my stress levels have plummeted, and my body is changing. I am so grateful for Dr. Greg and his healing hands.

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Our family have been patients of Krapf chiropractic for a few decades. We have several success stories archived. The most recent event involves our youngest son who is completing his senior year of high school. He has been a patient of Krapf Chiropractic (KCA) since birth. He has been an avid soccer player since the age of four and has sustained numerous injuries over the years. Dr. Krapf has successfully assisted in every recovery.

Most recently, he began complaining of his feet hurting while playing soccer. Both feet hurt - particularly the balls of his feet while running and cutting. He came to Dr. Greg with his complaint as this was seriously affecting his game. Dr. Greg evaluated the situation and decided a foot scan should be done. The finding was dropped arches. My son was fitted for orthotics. They arrived within days and he wore these as directed. Within a few short weeks he is now playing full games pain free.


I first called Krapf Chiropractic when my back was so bad that I couldn't get up off the floor. It's been a blessing to have Dr. Greg help me with my overall wellness and health! I find this to be a place where you are not a number and everyone cares. Mollie is always cheerful and reminds me to come. Erin is always smiling and helps relax me when I'm in pain. I would not be functioning if I did not have Krapf Chiropractic to keep me going. As I get older my appreciation deepens, especially when I see people around me who are suffering with back problems. If they only knew how helpful this is. I believe Dr. Greg treats the person not the symptoms. Thank you

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I've been lucky to have exceptional health care from the beginning. At the beginning, seventy-six-plus years ago, Hugh Rodgers brought me into the world in mother and dad's second-floor bedroom in our dairy farm home. Hugh's son, Hugh, Jr., practiced with his dad and beyond caring for my parents, he, also, cared for hundreds of others and me. Roughly forty years ago, a friend suggested I make an appointment with Richard Krapf for help with back-pain. Richard treated the pain that, often, was debilitating, and on Richard's death, his son, Greg became the second second generation to help me from one place to another. I'm grateful to Hugh, Hugh, Richard and, perhaps, most of all, to Greg.


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