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Healthy Homes

Keep It Clean

Keep-It Clean is Healthy Homes principle #1.
A clean home is easier to keep pest-free, maintained, and safe.
Use this 1/2 sheet rack card (front & back) information sheet to teach about the “Keep It Clean” Healthy Homes principle.
Keep it Clean PDF

This pamphlet provides facts about how cleanliness can affect our psychological wellbeing.

*Did you know?

One study found that people with cluttered homes had increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Check out these resources for more information:

UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Family finds a link between clutter and depression.

A¬†Princeton University¬†Neuroscience Institute study found that people with a cluttered home experienced increased exhaustion as a result of¬†expanding mental energy on stress that’s caused by your messy environment.

Tidy house, fitter body?

Cleaner homes that can be described as “restorative” correlate with reduced depressive moods.

People who make their beds are 19% more likely to get a good night’s sleep.

 

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