Cleanliness is Clarity
How often do you need to get your windows cleaned? That’s a question many homeowners struggle to find the answer to. The truth is there is no one right answer for everybody. However, while there is no one fixed schedule that is recommended for window cleaning, one thing is sure, clean windows can do much to improve not just your living space but also your frame of mind and your physical well-being. The cleaner your windows the better! On the other hand, dirty windows can create a host of little and large problems that we may not even be aware of.
The Science Behind It All
Many people feel the importance of being clean or organized is highly overrated but scientific studies have proven otherwise. Using advanced techniques, researchers conducted several studies to track the way a person’s brain responded to organized and disorganized stimuli. What they found was astonishing. The studies proved that clutter tends to compete for our attention, causing us to get distracted and hampering our ability to stay focused. It also restricts our brain’s ability to process information as efficiently as it would in a clean, organized, uncluttered environment. In other words, our clarity of thought is compromised. Still other studies showed that we are more irritable, less productive and less decisive when our surroundings are messy and untidy. The opposite holds true too. Clean and neat surroundings help you stay more relaxed, which in turn helps you stay focused, think more clearly and be more productive too.
So what’s this got to do with cleaning windows?
Windows form a large part of our indoor environment. It obstructs our clear view to the outside and more than that, it creates a subtle sense of discomfort. Have you looked out of your windows, noticed they were dirty and said to yourself, “I need to get those windows cleaned”. They you turn around and forget all about it. The next time the scenario repeats itself and if you do not get those windows cleaned, you will feel a sense of déjà vu as you keep thinking the same thing over and over again. This eventually creates a sense of persistent unease. You know you have unfinished business but you just cannot seem to find time to attend to it. Moreover, the state of your windows actually contributes to your physical and mental well-being. Dirt, dust and mold on glass windows can exacerbate allergies leaving you sniffling, unwell and unhappy. Those streaks and stains on your window panes can also play on your mind, increase your stress levels and intrude into your thoughts.
The writing is on the wall – clean windows contribute greatly to improved health, well-being and clarity of thoughts. All of this does not mean you need to buy a large window-cleaning mop the next time you go out shopping. Instead, call a professional window-cleaning service in your neighborhood and get them to do it. Professional window cleaners have the equipment and expertise to do a squeaky clean job without causing any damage to the structure or injuring themselves.