Ladies, before you curse that broom or dirty cup in your sink, did you know that the housework you do each and every day is going to keep you living longer than a man? Yes, it’s true! Statistics prove (click here) that most women who consistently do daily housework chores live at least three years longer than a man (even if the man does his own housework chores!)
The team from University Medical Centre Rotterdam found that a 55-year-old woman who does little around the house is likely to live to see her 83rd birthday – but that those who keep on top of the housework should live on to the age of 86.
I don’t know about you, but I do a minimum of at least one hour of housecleaning per day. That’s seven days a week, for 52 weeks a year. No time off for good behavior (LOL). I like me a very clean and orderly home. The reason why doing this mundane housework will keep a woman living longer is because it gives a person purpose. Having a clean and comfy home makes for a very relaxed and dignified living existence. And it doesn’t come easy. Lots of elbow grease goes into keeping one’s home clean and shiny.
I make my bed each and every morning and go through much the same routine: tidying up the bathroom and kitchen, putting dishes away and reloading the dishwasher, daily vacuuming, a load of laundry every other day. I take great pride in living in a clean and orderly home. It does much to help my brain out, that’s for sure. I can’t co-exist with clutter. Dust bunnies are NOT my furry friends.
Once you get into a cleaning routine (and never miss a day!) the workload isn’t hard at all. Every day I go through my common, mundane routine and I throw in a bit extra like windexing all the glass or polishing all the wood furniture. Once a month I scrub the kitchen floors and re-polish the bamboo wood floors. Ditto for scrubbing out the bathroom. If I got right down and thought about it, home cleaning is probably the best part of my day.
What about you? If you’re living in clutter and a mess you’re putting yourself inside an early grave. Granted, yes, you can hire someone to do your dirty work but you’ll only be extending the life of your maid. NOT you! Roll up your sleeves, put on some happy music (that’s what I do……Disco Studio 54 to be exact) and get in there and start cleaning.
In the end you’ll get to do more of what you love to do.
Live well and prosper, my friend. Live well and prosper!