Spring Clean –A clean home is a happy home

Spring Clean –A clean home is a happy home

After the clocks going forward, the days are getting longer and the sun is starting to shine. As the beautiful sunshine increases our energy, it’s a great time for a clean out. This is why Spring is often associated with cleaning or a fresh start. Let’s start the season off in a positive way!

Did you know?

Did you know that not only does a good spring clean provide a clean home, it also is known to have many health benefits, which is one of the many good reasons to ‘get stuck in’ this Spring. Here are four key health benefits associated with spring cleaning:

  • Cleaning helps you breathe – Studies have shown that cleaning your home and de-cluttering your homely space can help avoid those irritating sneezes, whilst helping to make you feel healthier. A clean space is a happy home.
  • Cleaning helps burn fat – The more exercise you’re getting when cleaning your home, means those calories we may have just slightly indulged on over winter can be burned away whilst tidying your home. Interestingly, 30 minutes of vacuuming can burn up to 111 calories. Are you plugging in the hoover as we speak…? We thought so!
  • A tidy house helps you sleep – Keeping a tidy bed space has been proven to help you sleep better.
  • Cleaning reduces stress – ‘A cluttered home means a cluttered mind.’ It is thought that our home environment is often a reflection of our own minds. Studies have shown that by doing housework can reduce stress and anxiety at a great rate.

Even with the wonderful health benefits, the task may still seem daunting… So how can we help make it easier? By breaking it down into manageable chunks, it is sure to effectively help to make your home your pride and (sparkling clean) joy once again to enjoy this Spring.

Step One:

All these great ideas are motivational, however without the right kit to back it up we’re not going to get very far. We would recommend at a minimum:

  • A duster
  • Glass cleaner
  • Carpet cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Anti-bacteria wipes
  • Rubber gloves
  • Plenty of boxes
  • Lots and lots of sponges and cloths, especially for us messy people

Step Two:

Now we are all kitted out for a cleaning frenzy, we need to know where to start as there’s so much to clean?! Having tasks set will help motivate you whilst breaking down the house to make it easier for you.

Breakdown the house in key areas such as:

  • Windows
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Bathroom
  • Carpets

Now you (should be) raring to go!

Step Three:

This is where your boxes will come in handy. A Spring clean is a great opportunity for you to declutter you home. By decluttering your home, you will free up space whilst also freeing up some funds, a win-win surely? Whilst also allowing your items to be enjoyed once again in a new home. As a wise man once said, ‘one person’s clutter is another person’s treasure’. Help your Spring clean by giving your pre-loved items to a new happy home.

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