What does clean mean?

February 1, 2021
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By Julie Short

Mansfield Record

What does clean mean?

It may sound like a strange question, but think about it. Does it mean everything is perfectly in place? Does it mean everything is bleached and sanitized? The technical definition is, “free from dirt, marks or stains.”

We all may have our differing standards of clean but there is no doubt that a clean house is healthier than a dirty one.

Real estate has afforded me the opportunity to go into many homes. It has been eye-opening, and I have encountered some very interesting situations. Ask any Realtor, if they have been doing it for any length of time, they will have a few stories to tell, I am sure!

But my goal is to encourage you that a clean house is a healthier house. Clean does not mean that every toy must be put away and everything must be in its place. Clean does mean that dirt and debris have been removed and germy areas have been properly sanitized.

If you must choose one over the other, clean or in order, choose clean. Having a clean environment not only helps your physical well-being but has also been linked to your mental well-being. There is a true sense of satisfaction when your surroundings are clean and it frees up your mind to be more creative and focus on other things. Be clean, be healthy, be inspired!

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” at https://www.amazon.com/Cleaning-Your-House-Minutes-Day/dp/1949563103

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