In news that will please anyone who has ever been called a clean freak, it turns out there is a huge positive to liking everything neat and tidy.
Results from a recent study, conducted by The Clorox Company, found cleaning makes you a better person.
"Findings from a nationwide survey and statistical modelling show that a person's level of empathy is positively associated with living in a clean home and even more so if they are responsible for some aspect of the cleaning," says the study. "Not only does a clean environment increase a person's empathy, but there is also a drastic increase in connections and willingness to help others in their communities, proving the simple act of cleaning has beneficial implications far beyond just making our homes less dirty."
The study surveyed 2,000 adults on how the effects of cleanliness.
“Researchers used modern biometric technology and analysis to gauge how clean and dirty rooms affected psychological responses. They then noted how that translates into our emotions. The result? Not only do clean houses make people feel more content, but the people cleaning them are pretty stellar human beings,” Apartment Therapy explains.
It is, however, important to note, Clorox, the cleaning product supply company behind the research might have an invested interested in the outcome.
That said, nothing beats coming home to a nice clean house at the end of a long day.