清洁, wellbeing and feeling good
我们都喜欢干净的环境, clean clothes to wear and clean sheets to sleep between – they give us a sense of wellbeing and comfort.
A house that looks clean and attractive brings pleasure and self-esteem: it brings a sense of security and order – a welcoming refuge from the pressures of modern life.
Some of us even enjoy doing the cleaning, though most want to get it done as quickly and effortlessly as we can, so we have time for all the other things we want to do. 幸福的, keeping things clean today is a far cry from the days when most of Monday was given over to doing the washing.
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We often think that doing the laundry is just about getting things looking clean again. 这当然很重要, because whatever our personal style we tend not to want curry and wine stains as a permanent feature.
But laundering fabrics is also about getting rid of unwelcome odours so they smell fresh, 对我们和我们周围的人. Most of us appreciate a slight fragrance on washed clothes and fabrics, and fragrance is a big factor in choosing the laundry products we buy.
面料也需要舒适. 未被清除的污垢, or that’s been half removed and re-deposited back on the fabric as a thin layer, makes fabrics harsh and uncomfortable.
这不仅仅是美学的问题. Fabrics in which particles of dirt such as soil are embedded, or where the fibres are encrusted with a grey layer of re-deposited muck and scum though not being washed properly, wear and fray more quickly and we end up throwing them out and buying new.
No-one likes eating from plates or cutlery that have got residues from the last meal on them – especially someone else’s meal! Or glasses that look greasy or have spots and a thin white film. It’s not just a hygiene thing, it’s about disgust with what you’re putting in your mouth.
It’s not just about getting the dirt off – reliably if you’re using the machine and easily if you’re washing up by hand – dishes, glasses and cutlery that sparkle and shine are pleasant to eat with and can enhance enjoyment of the next meal.
Avoiding wear is important too – we expect the dishwasher to get all kinds of dirt off the plates, 不管它有多坚硬, 一次又一次, but not to take the pattern off as well!
Clean surfaces and floors in the kitchen, the bathroom and the bedroom aren’t just hygienic, they make the place look attractive and feel comfortable. Knowing that your home is a clean place for you and your family to be gives you peace of mind. We generally find it pretty yucky if your hand sticks to the knob when you open a cupboard door, or your shoe sticks to the floor as you walk across the kitchen. 清洁 stops surfaces getting scratched and shabby, and wearing prematurely.
Most of us want to get rid of bad odours so the home smells fresh, 和一个干净的, fresh fragrance provides reassurance that things have been made clean. Some people love the characteristic smell of bleach for example as a positive reassurance: others don’t. Many of us value the ability to change the mood of a room with air-care products or scented candles.