When winter finally comes to an end, people start to get excited about spring. It’s full of fresh flowers, longer days filled with sunlight and baby animals. It is a fresh start and a lot of people use this time to do some spring cleaning around the house and in their life. As it turns out, there are a lot of benefits, both mental and physical, when it comes to spring cleaning. So, whether you are dusting, decluttering or reorganising, it is something that is worthwhile. Most people are divided over whether they love or hate it, by these are the reasons why spring cleaning is essential.
When a house or room is full of clutter, it can be very difficult to find things. People will often spend a lot of time searching for what they need because they can’t remember where they put it or it is surrounded by other items. Spring cleaning allows you the chance to get rid of things you don’t necessarily need. Once these items have been donated or thrown away, you will find that your productivity levels are increased since you don’t have to spend as much time looking for things. Not to mention you won’t need to procrastinate tidying up as it will have already been done.
As it turns out, spring cleaning can actually be good for your health. In America, it is reported that 20 million people are allergic to dust mites, which can live in the dust coating your house. They can cause you to have breathing problems, so it is always a good idea to do a deep clean during the spring, especially after staying in through most of the winter. However, don’t just dust in the obvious places. Dust mites can live under or behind furniture, lighting fixtures, window treatments and mouldings. Soon you’ll be breathing fresh and clean air.
Boosts your Mood
While some people might not enjoy the act of cleaning itself, most people love the end result. There is nothing better than looking at the hard work you have done and feeling pride in your home. There have been numerous studies to prove that cleaning can improve your mood and even reduce the risk of depression. When everything has a place and the worktops are sparkling, it isn’t surprising people feel happier. As well as this, spring cleaning can also reduce stress levels and can be seen as therapeutic.
People who often de-clutter and clean their house are able to free up room in their brain for decision making. They aren’t having to worry about cleaning the house or making sure it looks presentable. Instead, they can focus on the more important things in life. If you want to make sure the spring cleaning is done properly, you need to do it one room at a time. That way, once one is done, you don’t need to worry about it again.
It Burns Calories
What some people don’t realise is you can work up quite the sweat while doing some spring cleaning. Ask anyone who has spent time vacuuming or scrubbing tiles, it can be hard work. When you are doing lots of chores back-to-back, you will find you end up burning a lot of calories. For example, cleaning the bathroom tiles and tub can burn 220 calories in 30 minutes and using the vacuum for 30 minutes can burn 90 calories. Of course, the bigger the house, the more cleaning there is and the more calories you will burn. Not to mention the number of times you’ll have to go up and down the stairs when emptying the trash.
Spring cleaning can be very rewarding and not just in the sense that your house is clean. You will feel happier and healthier once it is done as well.