Cleaning gives you more than shiny surfaces, it’s also good for your mental health and wellbeing. 72% of Gen Z and Millennials say their home was key to their mental health during COVID. Almost 9 out of 10 people feel more relaxed when they have a clean home and 46% Americans clean because it relieves stress.
Let’s break it down.
Cleaning creates a sense of mastery and control
To the brain, clutter and mess represents unfinished business. Cleaning, organizing and reducing clutter provides a sense of mastery over our environment.
In fact, a study by the University of Connecticut found that in times of high stress, people default to repetitive behaviors like cleaning because it gives them a sense of control during a chaotic time.
A clean space is also conducive to focusing more on the more important issues at hand - even if those are just relaxing and unwinding.
The act of cleaning itself can have a calming effect
Research has found that cleaning can have a number of positive effects on your mental health. Engaging in a repetitive activity like cleaning can have a calming effect.
Further, a study published in the journal, Mindfulness, found that people who were mindful when washing dishes (e.g. smelling the soap, taking in the experience—reported a 27% reduction in nervousness, along with a 25% improvement in "mental inspiration."
Finally, in addition to a sense of control, cleaning has been found to improve a person’s mood and provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that we’ve done something productive and can immediately enjoy the results. Sound familiar?
Guests on Earth elevates your clean routine
While the act itself is satisfying, Guests on Earth was created to elevate your cleaning routines into welcome rituals that are good for you and the planet. Our category-defying all-natural fragrances will make you actually look forward to the smell - and feeling - of tidying up.
Here’s what some Good Guests have to say:
“I am actually obsessed with the spray and cloth. Makes me happy to clean my kitchen before bed.” - Brittney
“Love the design, the scent, and the minimal environmental impact. It's about time I could find a sustainable cleaning product that looks great on my counter too!” - Michael P
“The Guests on Earth hand soap and all-purpose cleaner are fantastic products! Every detail - from the packaging to the vessel - is environmentally friendly and beautiful to look at, and the products smell amazing!” - Ricki