It’s that time of year again, winter is almost out of the way and you may notice just how much cleaning you’ve overlooked in your efforts to keep warm. Cleaning during winter isn’t favoured, which is why we often wait for the beginning of spring for some serious reorganising, decluttering, scrubbing, and polishing. Spring cleaning also benefits your health and well-being. In fact, here are five reasons why you should take up spring cleaning if you’ve had doubts in the past. Also, if spring cleaning isn’t for you, you can always have a SweepStar to professionally spring clean and bring your home into a new season.
1. Increased Productivity
Spring cleaning increases your productivity while you make the effort to declutter and organise your home or office. This makes you more productive while also increasing your energy levels. Also, if you have anything that can be thrown away, or that you haven’t used since last spring, then it’s probably time to let it go.
2. Cleaner Air
With seasonal changes comes allergies for many, which is why spring cleaning is important for your health. By spring cleaning your home you can get rid of allergy triggers like pet dander and dust that would have accumulated in your home during the winter period. You may need a hand to move large furniture items and a ladder to clean those hard-to-reach areas.
3. Spring Cleaning Makes You Happy
Studies have shown that thoroughly cleaning and maintaining a tidy home makes you happier. Cleaning will provide a sense of satisfaction, which puts you in a good mood. Make cleaning more enjoyable by putting on your favourite songs while doing it.
4. Reduce Stress
A messy, cluttered home can often affect the state of your mental health quite badly. Decluttering your space can help to get rid of “mental clutter” that causes more stress. A clean home can help you towards a less anxious, stress-free lifestyle at home. By simply having a clean bedroom, the quality of your sleep will improve. Cleaning is also considered a therapeutic stress reliever.
5. Spring Cleaning Helps Focus
Those of us who make the time to clear clutter now and then, clear more of our minds for essential decision-making. A deep clean makes it easier to focus on more important things. When spring cleaning, it’s smart to take care of one room at a time to make sure it’s done thoroughly. Also, if it becomes too much, simply take a break and continue when you’re ready.
To get the most out of your spring cleaning, donate old clothes and other items that you no longer want to keep, to your local charity shop. That way you don’t have to worry about your trash piling up, and someone else will get the chance to enjoy your once-owned items. After thoroughly cleaning your home, it will not only look better, you will feel de-stressed and ready for springtime.