How Spring Cleaning Your Home Can Improve Your Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
It’s almost time for warm breezes, green grass, and colorful flowers. Spring is almost here. Most people really look forward to this time of year. After being stuck indoors with colder weather and rain, the sun looks incredibly welcoming. But the spring is not all sunshine and rainbows. It also signals the time of year for one of the most dreaded tasks of home maintenance … spring cleaning. If you’re not looking forward to cleaning out your home from top to bottom, take a look at these reasons why spring cleaning is good for your health, and maybe you’ll be able to attack the challenge with a clear mind.
It Rids the House of Allergens
You probably already know that the spring is riddled with allergies galore. While you can’t avoid all reactions, you may be able to get rid of common allergens with a deep clean that exterminates dust bunnies, cobwebs and pollen. The more thorough your spring cleaning, the more likely you’ll get rid of these allergens and protect your whole family from frustrating allergic reactions.
It Burns Calories
Spring cleaning takes a lot of effort. It usually lasts a few days or weeks, as you’ll be throwing things out, scrubbing every inch of the house, and packing away winter items. This means that you’ll be on the move! Spring cleaning is a great time to burn some calories. The simple act of cleaning is known to burn calories … but spring cleaning? Due to its vigorous nature, you may be able to really impact your weight loss efforts and your health through this season.
It Can Boost Your Mental Health
Dirt and clutter and grime can actually bring your mood down. As you spring clean your home, you may notice that your mood significantly improves. When things are clean, tidy, and clutter-free, it’s easier to feel good about life. If you want an easy way to begin this season with good mental health, a spring cleaning session may be just the way to make it happen.
You’re going to spring clean anyway, right? Why not feel good about it? It does so much more than tidies your home. It can improve your health and make you feel better about life, too! With spring just around the corner, break out the cleaning supplies, get your mind right, and enjoy the fresh house and better health that comes with it.
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