Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a tradition that has been around for centuries. It is a time when people take the opportunity to clean their homes from top to bottom, getting rid of clutter, dust, and dirt that has accumulated over the winter months. While it may seem like a daunting task, spring cleaning has numerous benefits for both your health and your home. In this post, we will explore some of the benefits of spring cleaning and why it is important to make it a part of your annual routine.

Benefits To Your Overall Health

Spring cleaning has many benefits for your overall health as well as benefits for you home.  Reducing allergies, improving mental health, boosting energy levels, and promoting better sleep are some of the major benefits to spring cleaning.  When selling, a clean, organized, and clutter free home is a must to get top dollar!  

Reducing Allergins

Spring cleaning can help reduce allergies by removing dust, pet dander, and other irritant sources from your home. As open window season is here in the North, we like to talk about all the pollen we invite into our homes thinking we are ventilating from the long stuffy winter months. Our open windows allow in fresh air but also bring in pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. With this in mind we like to stress how much spring cleaning can help remove pollens that have made their way indoors. These allergens can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma and seasonal allergies, which can be exacerbated during the spring months. By cleaning your home thoroughly, you can reduce the amount of allergens in the air, making it easier to breathe and reducing the risk of respiratory problems.  Take a look at our air purifiers here, for winter months when windows are not open for ventilation, this helps promote cleaner indoor air year-round.  

Improving Mental Health and Boosting Energy Levels

A clean and organized home can have a positive impact on your mental health. Clutter and mess can cause stress and anxiety, making it difficult to relax and unwind. By cleaning and organizing your home, you can create a calm and peaceful environment that promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Keeping a clutter free house can help you focus on what’s important in your life, not to say clutter, kids items, or hobbies won’t have a space in your home, just ensure there is a designated area that can be cleaned up after enjoying your leisure activities in life. Spring cleaning can also boost your energy levels. A cluttered and messy home can be draining, both physically and mentally. By cleaning and organizing your home, you can create a space that is energizing and invigorating, helping you to feel more alert and focused. Not to mention saving you time when looking for things.

Promotes Better Sleep

A clean and organized bedroom can promote better sleep. A cluttered and messy bedroom can be distracting and make it difficult to relax and fall asleep. By cleaning and organizing your bedroom, you can create a peaceful and calming environment that promotes restful sleep. Simaltaniously boosting your energy levels when you get a quality nights sleep.

Benefits for Your Home

Spring cleaning can increase the value of your home, it’s true. A clean and well-maintained home is more attractive to potential buyers, making it easier to sell and commanding a higher price. By keeping your home clean and organized, you can maintain its value and ensure that it remains a desirable upkeep property. When spring cleaning don’t forget about baseboards, light fixtures, vents, blinds, outside and tops of cabinets and shelves, as well as door handles, light switches, and covers…….you would be surprised at what potential buys look at when walking a property.

Don't forget about cleaning baseboards, outsides and tops of cabinets and shelves, all handle and light switches.

Prevents Damage

Spring cleaning can also prevent damage to your home. Dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate in your home over time, causing damage to carpets, furniture, and other surfaces. By cleaning your home regularly, you can prevent this damage and extend the life of your belongings. Excess dirt and dust can also cost you in the long run, having to replace house filters more often due to build up.  Excess build-up can cause more wear and tear on heating and air conditioning system components including the blower motor.  

Improves Indoor Air Quality

Spring cleaning can improve the indoor air quality of your home. As we talked about earlier, allergies such as dust, pet dander, and other air pollutants can accumulate in your home, causing respiratory problems and other health issues. By cleaning your home thoroughly, you can remove these allergens and improve the air quality, making it easier to breathe and promoting a clean and fresh smell.

Reduces Clutter

Spring cleaning can also reduce clutter in your home. Clutter can make it difficult to find things, create stress, and make your home feel smaller than it actually is. By getting rid of items that you no longer need or use, you can create more space and make your home feel more open and inviting.

Tips for Spring Cleaning

Before you start spring cleaning, make a plan. Decide which areas of your home need the most attention and create a schedule for cleaning each room. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t miss anything.  One of the most important parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter. Please refer to out decluttering blog from March 2023 for more tips. Don’t forget to shop our recommendations when spring cleaning and moving, here.

Go through each room in your home and get rid of items that you no longer need or use. This will help you create more space and make your home feel more open and inviting.  When cleaning each room, start at the top and work your way down. This will help you avoid having to clean the same area twice and ensure that you don’t miss anything. When cleaning your home, try to use natural cleaning products thus avoiding more indoor air pollution. Clean natural products are better for the environment and can be safer for your health than traditional cleaning products. When spring cleaning, don’t forget the small details. Clean light fixtures, baseboards, and other areas that are often overlooked or hard to reach. These small details can make a big difference in the overall cleanliness of your home.