All it takes is a quick Google search to see how many academic studies have been done equating mood to cleanliness. Here are a few things we found supported by science to encourage you to take your spring cleaning seriously this year.
Stress and Tasks
Cortisol, the stress hormone, was found to be higher in women who described their homes as full of “unfinished projects” a 2007 study found. Unfinished projects can involve piles of clutter like paperwork or heaping piles of unwashed laundry, but they can also be things that are left uncleaned. Many people dread a good carpet or floor cleaning as they imagine the time and physical effort needed, but those big tasks are part and parcel of our daily work. We have the staff and tools to make light work of large tasks like a carpet or stairwell cleaning.
Clutter or Attention Grabbers
Taking mental note of something that needs to be cleaned has an affect on your visual cortex and makes it difficult for your mind to focus on tasks. It may not directly affect you, but if you are in charge of an office space, have you thought about how it might affect your employees’ performance? A distraction-free space could give them that extra focus-boost, or relief from cortisol, to work even better.
The Same Goes for Customers, and you don’t need a scientist to figure that one out. If you’ve ever been in a dusty or cluttered shop, you know the feeling of not wanting to handle the products or search for the right box. If you work on a busy road, it can be hard to keep your space looking crisp every day, but scheduling a routine cleaning service can leave your employees free to focus on tasks directly related to sales (not dust).
So start more than just a new cleaning routine this spring; make a change in your home, office or retail environment that will affect your (and your team’s) mood at the same time. Call us today for a quote. (403-520-7788)