Spring is now on the horizon and this is one of the best times of the year with the arrival of longer days and warmer weather. Spring can also be a rejuvenating time and many people see it as an opportunity to spring clean and have a major clear out at home. There are many good reasons to do this and you might be surprised at the positive impact that this has on your overall life. So, what are the reasons to have a major clear out this spring?
A cluttered home is one that is chaotic and can be stressful. Not only will a spring clean help to create a more peaceful home environment, but researchers at the University of Connecticut theorize that repetitive actions like cleaning can be helpful for gaining control during times of stress.
Make Better Choices
Interestingly, researchers at the University of Minnesota have found that organization and order have associations with making better choices, such as eating a healthier diet and being more generous. Therefore, you might find that spring cleaning leads to better decisions and a happier and healthier life.
Keep Allergies at Bay
A deep clean will help you to get into each and every crevice to create a much healthier environment for you and your family. A clean home can support a healthy immune system and prevent respiratory and allergies that are triggered by dust, mould, mildew etc.
Another good reason to have a clear out at this time of the year is that it could boost your finances, which is something that everyone could benefit from in 2023. This is because you might find that you already have certain items and do not need to buy them again, but you could also make a decent chunk by selling the things that you do not need. You can sell many household items to a specialty shop or take out a loan secured against a high-value item.
Decluttering and cleaning the bedroom could also help to improve your sleep. In turn, this can improve just about every aspect of your life. The National Sleep Foundation found that 62% of people found that a clean bedroom made all the difference to a good night’s sleep.
As you can see, there are wide-ranging reasons to have a mass clear-out and a deep clean this spring. The arrival of spring is a great time to make positive changes and a mass clear out and deep clean could improve both your home and life. It can be daunting to get started with, but people often find this to be a cathartic experience once they get stuck in and will make your home a much nicer place to spend time for the rest of the year.