Why Spring Cleaning is Good For More Than Just your Physical Health (And Some Hacks to Help!)
It’s official! Spring is here! One of the best things that one can do for their health is to air out their living spaces and clean out all the dirt and dust that has accumulated during winter. As ventilation experts, we know how important a clean home is, for much more than just physical health.
Spring Cleaning is Beneficial For Your Physical, Emotional, and Mental Health
Spring Cleaning Makes You HAPPY
Taking the time to thoroughly clean your home when the weather is getting warmer and you can actually SMELL spring in the air, has been shown to make people happier, according makes people happier. For example, A 2011 Princeton study discovered that visual clutter and a messy home environment will make productive tasks much harder. A good and thorough cleaning has even been associated with healthy eating choices and generosity!
A Good Spring Clean Will Reduce Stress
The act of cleaning and organizing personal spaces (especially when we spend so much time at home these days) can feel very therapeutic. It allows us to really enjoy our environment and this can relieve stress.
Spring Cleaning Can Support a Strong Immune Sysmem
During the winter, most homes build up more dust, mildew, mold, pet dander and other immune system triggers for people prone to allergies. The science has shown that pollution inside your home can often be worse than outdoor air pollution. Spring Cleaning should include a thorough vacuum of your carpets, furniture and upholstery. Potentially damp areas such as bathrooms, basements and garages should also be deep cleaned. A good spring cleaning, therefore, can help reduce allergy symptoms and make you feel healthier. (Make sure – however – to check your local pollen reports before airing out the house, as the air quality can make symptoms worse depending on your individual condition.)
We Jumped On the Marie Kondo Bandwagon and Haven’t Looked Back!
We’re thrilled that Marie Kondo has actually made deep cleaning TRENDY. She has popularized what is known as “The KonMari method” which is essentially when you “choose joy.” It was inspired from Kondo’s book Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, whereby she shows the reader how to she teaches people to understand what are truly essential items. KonMari teaches us live with less, get organized, and get rid of objects that don’t “bring joy.”
Kondo’s website has a lot of wonderful information and sound advice. You can get the “six basic rules of tidying:”
- Make the commitment to tidying up
- Imagine your ideal lifestyle
- Finish discarding first
- Tidy by category, not by location
- Follow the right order
- Ask yourself “Does it spark joy?”
Who Doesn’t Love A Good Cleaning Checklist?
We scoured the web to learn all about different cleaning tips, tricks and hacks. Here’s our top 5 best lists for the ULTIMATE spring clean. Happy cleaning everyone.
- 50 Spring Cleaning Hacks You Wish You Knew Sooner
- 36 Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
- 21 quick and safe DIY cleaning hacks
- 100 Essential Cleaning Hacks for Your Home
- 20 Genius Cleaning Hacks for a Tidier Home in No Time