My favorite time of year starts today! What is it? Why Spring, of course! I love hearing the birds singing in the morning, and I can no longer see snow on the ground. So let’s talk about why Spring cleaning benefits your home & family.
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One of the biggest reasons I LOVE to start Spring cleaning is to get rid of all the Winter stink. In fact, I have even found a way to start Spring cleaning while there is still snow on the ground. We had a brief tastes of Spring last week, and it has made me even more ready to get started.
So what are those Spring cleaning benefits? I have 7 of them to share with you today!
Having a clean home is a great feeling. Okay, let’s face it, it is a super great feeling. Especially when you have adult kids that are still living at home because they are in college. A cluttered, messy environment can wreak havoc on one’s emotions.
Being able to come home every day to a space that is tidy and organized is a great gift you can give to yourself. I work FT outside the home, so sometimes I am too tired to clean. By doing a thorough Spring cleaning, you are setting yourself up for success for the Spring & Summer months to follow.
After all, who wants to be inside cleaning when you could be outside enjoying the weather?
It is a depressing feeling to wake up to disorder every single morning. Many people can attest to the fact that living in an untidy environment brings you a great amount of unnecessary stress. Spring cleaning will ensure that your home feels peaceful, rather than the chaos that you may have been forced to become used to.
And the second stress reliever is that if you had a bad day at work, coming home and doing some Spring cleaning can help reduce tension, and be productive at the same time. I can’t tell you how many times I had to do this. So even if I felt that I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to at work, I did it at home!
No one wants to invite their friends over to a home that appears uncared for. It is embarrassing when your home is in disarray, and someone calls out of the blue and asks to drop by. When your home has been through a detailed spring cleaning, you will feel proud about the way it appears. Inviting guests over will be a pleasure for you, and for them as well.
This is also a great time to look at some of your most used rooms and see if they need a “freshening up”, like a new coat of paint or some new flooring. Adding a few flowers with also add color, make your guests feel welcome, and make you feel excited and happy to show off your home.
Time is yet another benefit of spring cleaning. When you have to dig through a pile of clothing to find a small piece you have misplaced, or search yet again for the keys or shoes you lose on a consistent basis, valuable time is being lost.
Spring cleaning saves time, as it give you a change to reorganize. It allows you to sort through everything you own once again, and give each tiny item a place of its own in order to be easily found each and every time. Head over to your local home improvement store and check out some of the tools they have to help you get organized.
While you are organizing, also take some time to see what can be tossed and what you can donate to a local charity. You may be making someone else very happy by letting go of the clutter and giving it to someone that really can put it to good use.
Let’s talk about organization a little bit more. I guess I can stress enough how important it really is. To be organized is a great feeling. When you are organized, life runs more smoothly. If your home is orderly, both you and your guests will feel the difference. It will be easier to go about your daily duties, and keep on top of everything you are responsible for.
No one wants to be rushing around at the last minute because they can’t find what they need. Create a command center. Build an entry organizer. Remember that old saying: a place for everything and everything in its place.
Great words to live by! And if you need some budget-friendly organization ideas, here is how you can use your local dollar store to get started on a more organized life.
Spring cleaning is a great workout. It may be surprising to some, but both light and heavy housework give your body a boost. You may be surprised at what a sweat you work up while getting your home into tip-top shape.
You can be sure to move your muscles, stimulate your lymphatic system, and even get a bit of cardio in while organizing items and scrubbing walls.
And don’t forget, this a great chance to increase your water intake so that you stay hydrated. Drinking lemon water can refresh your thirst and kick-start your metabolism. A total win-win.
One of spring cleaning’s outcomes is finding things that we realize we do not need. This is a great time to give away what we cannot use anymore to someone who can benefit from our unwanted items. When you have sorted through clothing that no longer fits, appliances you no longer use, and books that your children have outgrown, you have a choice what you will do with it all. Consider donating to a charity or someone in need. The feeling of satisfaction will be worth all the time and effort you put into it.
There are many benefits of spring cleaning, and these are just a few. Consider all the bonuses that this yearly ritual will bring you. Keep yourself going through the hard work with the thoughts of everything you will gain.
I hope you enjoy this post, and enjoy knowing about Spring cleaning benefits. You are on the road to a cleaner home so you can spend more time outdoors. Did you like this post? Check out these other cleaning posts that you may find helpful.