Spring is here and as is tradition, it’s time to spring clean! Do you ever wonder why your parents, or spouse insist on this annual event? Contrary to what my husband thinks, it’s not just for my benefit. Below are five reasons you need to spring cleaning!
1. Spring Cleaning Increases Productivity
Decluttering and organizing your home or office can save you tons of time and money looking for or replacing lost items in the future.
AVANT TIP: Learn to let go. If you haven’t used something since the last spring clean, it might be time to say goodbye.
2. Spring Cleaning Is Healthy
A good spring clean can help you avoid allergy symptoms. Removing allergens from the home can make you feel healthier, especially now when allergies are common.
AVANT TIP: I know it’s tempting to just skip these areas, but ask for help moving big pieces of furniture or climbing up ladders when going for those hard-to-reach spots.
3. Spring Cleaning Makes You Happy
Taking the time to thoroughly clean and maintain a tidy home makes people happier. The act of cleaning provides a sense of satisfaction, which in turn can put you in a good mood.
AVANT TIP: Take the time to make your own playlist to listen to while you’re cleaning, to increase your enjoyment.
4. Spring Cleaning Reduces Stress
Levels of stress can be reduced during the act itself as cleaning can be therapeutic to some people.
AVANT TIP: Be realistic. If it’s all getting too much, take a break. It’s not a race after all.
5. Spring Cleaning Helps You Focus
A thorough clean helps to clear your mind of things that need to be done around the house and makes it easier to focus on other more important things. It also gives you a realistic inventory of what you own.
AVANT TIP: Take it one room at a time so you can ensure the job is well done!