On January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts. During the course of his long and illustrious life Ben Franklin achieved many great things, most notably he is one of the main reasons the US became an independent country and he also helped to increase its land by considerable measure by playing a role in the Louisiana Purchase. You can celebrate the birthday of one of the founding fathers of the United States by living out one of his 13 virtues: cleanliness.
Cleanliness as a Virtue & Way of Life
There are a number of reasons Mr. Franklin believed Cleanliness was a virtue. For starters he believed it leads to beauty. That which is neat, well proportioned, and symmetrical is appealing to the eye and therefore creates beauty. Being more clean and orderly in our lives increases the amount of beauty we see everyday. More importantly than beauty, Ben Franklin understood that taking pride in cleanliness develops one’s attention to detail, work ethic, and self-confidence. This also helps to facilitate orderly development in life. Cleanliness also makes your feel good. Regardless of whether the feeling is created by social conditioning or is inherent, keeping your body, home, and even your clothes clean all help to make you feel good and ready to take on the world. Lastly, Cleanliness keeps your life organized and your mind clear. If your house or workplace is a total disaster, then your thinking and productivity will also be disorganized and cluttered. There is a natural connection between the order of your environment and the state of your mind. Clutter will weigh you down and stress you out. A clean, well-organized environment will lift your spirits and make your life and work easier.
Use Varsity’s Janitorial Services to Help Achieve Cleanliness
Having a clean office is important both for how others view your business and for how efficient you can operate, and Varsity is here to help. With our janitorial services, we can make sure your work place gives you a good image and presents a neat and clean appearance that both your clients and employees will respect and think highly of you for. Plus, with everything neat and in its place, you and your employees can be effective and efficient, and the cleanliness will even help to combat workplace sickness! If you are ready to start janitorial services near you for your office, contact Varsity Facility Services today and speak to one of our cleanliness experts. As Ben Franklin said about Cleanliness: “Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes or habitation”.