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The Top 4 Amazing Benefits of Spring Cleaning

The Top 4 Amazing Benefits of Spring Cleaning

Spring is returning. So how do you prepare for it? Well, most people like to tidy things up in their homes around this season. This provides plenty of advantages. There may be even more than you think, from improving mental health to increasing safety. Learn more about the top four amazing benefits of spring cleaning below. We know you’ll appreciate them.

Decreased Depression and Stress

Whether you’re spring cleaning your bedroom or revamping your living room, you can lower stress. This is especially important if you work from home or are stuck indoors. If you notice your mental health is decreasing, tidying up your space will greatly benefit you. You think, sleep, and feel better when your surroundings are less cluttered. The process of reorganizing, dispensing with, and sorting items is liberating. A clutter-free home is relaxing and positively affects your focus and mood because nothing is visually distracting you with its messiness. Sort through everything and throw out what you don’t need. Keep the essentials on your bedside table, but keep it clean. Cleaning is a great way to de-stress, so why not use it?

 

Illness Prevention

If you have a cold, you’ve likely touched many things in your bedroom, leading to an array of bacteria and perhaps even viruses gathering there. For instance, dead skin cells slough off when you sleep, and you can leave bacteria if you’re sick. Because of this, you must wash your sheets regularly. Tackling contact points throughout the home helps prevent illness transmission tremendously. You should clean cutting boards, cabinet and bathroom handles, and other contact items. You need to clean the items you use the most, including your cell phone, towels, and bedding. Sanitize surfaces during your spring cleaning spree using anti-bacterial wipes and wood cleaner. You should also clean your fridge or freezer. Spring cleaning has this amazing benefit: it helps your health in the long run.

 

Physical Activity

Lots of people make a New Year’s resolution to join a gym and start burning off the winter weight. However, many of us are less than diligent about maintaining that membership. We get it—sometimes, driving across town to ride a stationary bike or lift weights just isn’t appealing. If you don’t like resistance training, doing some deep cleaning around the house might get you into an exercise mindset that trips to the gym just can’t. Cleaning is hard work, and you may find yourself enjoying the workout well into summer.

 

Healthy Eating

Did you know that when we perform a spring cleaning, we’re more likely to introduce healthier habits into our lifestyle? We tend to choose healthier food items—and for a good reason. If you have a home with lots of clutter, it can drain your energy. However, a tidy, flowing home can give you more energy overall and motivate you to become better. Spring cleaning is a yearly “reset” that often comes after New Year’s resolutions. Because of this, it’s important to deep-clean your home. We’re happy to enumerate the benefits of spring cleaning your home.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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