5 reasons you need to vacuum your home
Vacuuming takes up majority of our time and isn’t exactly a fun chore. But, it has a plethora of benefits that can keep your family from visiting the clinic ever-so-often. Here are five reasons why you need to vacuum your home regularly
- Provides allergy relief by banishing pollutants and particles
Dirty carpets, sofa upholstery and even mattresses trap all sorts of respiratory irritants such as pet dander, dust mites and dirt. When inhaled, they can aggravate allergies, causing annoying runny noses, sneezing and cough. To beat the battle of the dreaded allergies, experts at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation in America recommend that you vacuum your home once or twice a week with a good quality vacuum. This prevents the microscopic particles from being released back into the air. Now, you and your kids will breathe easier and better.
- Eliminates dust mites
Your home might be infested with dust mites, but as these microscopic pests can’t be seen with the naked eye, you won’t even know they are present. They leave behind body fragments and feces which contribute to allergy attacks. It’s essential that your vacuum cleaner is able to get rid of these particles. However, not all vacuum cleaners can remove these microscopic specks, so for best results, look out for those that are qualified to do so effectively.
- Can help keep your skin less congested
Besides causing respiratory allergies, household dirt particles circulating around the home can also irritate sensitive skin, causing itch and rashes. So, when you vacuum, use the different attachments to thoroughly suck up grime, dust and dirt on all surfaces in the house, including areas you may not have thought of, such as window sills, blinds, beneath the furniture, inside cupboards and drawers, and even your computer keyboard.
- Improves your psychological health
If you’ve ever felt like a mental load has been lifted after a satisfying home cleaning session, you are not alone. Several studies document how keeping a clean and organised home has positive effects on stress levels in its inhabitants. While it may seem daunting to tidy up an entire home, start first with a thorough vacuum and once you start breathing in the clean, dust-free air, you might just be motivated to keep on going until everything is back the way it should be.
- Works as a great alternative to a gym session
Surprise! On days you’re feeling a bit lethargic, you won’t have to haul yourself to the gym to clock in a good workout. All you need to do is to take your vacuum cleaner for a spin around your home and your cardio is all done for the day.
By Karan Anand, Partner at Gtech UAE