Surprising Benefits of Spring Cleaning!

5 Interesting Benefits of Spring Cleaning You May Not have Thought of

Spring is here, and that means it's time to consider spring cleaning. This is when we tidy up our spaces, getting rid of clutter and making everything fresh for the new season. Spring cleaning might seem like a big job, but it's worth it for many reasons.

The feeling of needing to clean can be overwhelming and contribute to feelings of chaos and stress. But once you’ve started, it's easy to get into a grove. By decluttering and organizing your space, you create a more serene and orderly environment, which can have a calming effect on your mind. Start by picking a little task, like cleaning out a single closet, and pretty soon you can carry out that momentum into the rest of the house (and especially the garage). This sense of order it can bring is well worth the effort, and I always find it’s easier to maintain a clean space, than it is to keep a messy space in check. As soon as stuff starts to pile up, at least in my home, it starts to build up quickly. Spring cleaning is all about creating that starting point so you can stay organized for the rest of the year.

 Let's take a look at five reasons why spring cleaning is important this time of year.

Take a Little Time for Yourself: One step I always take every morning is making my own bed. At first I never saw the point. However, I realized that it starts every day on a good foot, by completing one task that you can take pride in as the absolute first thing you do every day. By starting the day with a win, it feels easy to keep the rest of the day rolling. It may sound like a silly thing, but genuinely, it works. 

Taking the time to clean up isn't just about your home—it's about caring for yourself too. Tidying up can boost your mood, reduce stress, and give you a sense of satisfaction and well-being. A clean and organized bedroom can contribute to better sleep quality. A cluttered and disorganized bedroom can make it difficult to relax and unwind, which can negatively impact your sleep.

Safer for Kids and Pets: A dirty home can be dangerous, especially for curious children and pets. A good portion of household dust is made up of a cocktail of toxic substances, including PFAS from clothing, brominated flame retardants from furniture and electronics, asbestos fibers from friable ceilings, floor tiles, and insulation material, lead from old paint, in addition or natural nastiness like sloughed-off skin cells, hair, bacteria, dust mites, bits of dead bugs. Cleaning out all this dust is especially important for children and pets, as they tend to spend more time on the floor and in contact with toxic dust. Children and pets are also more susceptible to these types of toxins, so it is important to dust regularly to prevent a buildup.

Wiping a Window with a Wet-it! Cloth

Reduces Allergens: Dust, mold, pollen, and pet dander can build up in our homes, causing allergies and respiratory issues. But by cleaning surfaces, vacuuming carpets, and washing bedding, you can eliminate these allergens and create a healthier indoor environment. Especially in the spring time around pollen season this is important! Allergens can easily build up in the carpet and surfaces around your home if not regularly cleaned. Wipe down counters with a damp cloth and vacuum any fabric carpeting and furniture.

Improves Concentration: A messy environment can make it hard to focus and get things done. You know as soon as papers start to pile up on your desk only more will grow. Not having an organizational system causes stress when you want to look something up or find a document, or you discover mail from weeks ago that you should have opened. But by cleaning and organizing your space, you can create a clear and clutter-free workspace that helps you concentrate better and be more productive. Start now, set aside 45 minutes to clean out your desk and really go through it drawer by drawer, be prepared to throw out things you don’t need any more and put like items together! You’ll be amazed how quickly it can go by.

Create Functional Workspaces: When setting up workspaces, Swedish cloths can be used to clean surfaces and tools. Before using workbenches or tables, wipe them down with a Swedish cloth to remove dust and debris. Wet-it! Cloths are also useful for keeping tools clean and organized; after using tools, wipe them down to remove any residue before storing them. Clean, well-maintained tools and workspaces enhance productivity and safety. For example, you can use a Wet-it! Cloth to wipe down bicycles, gardening tools, and sports equipment and get them ready to enjoy during the summer! The sense you get from oiling the chain and pumping up the tires on the bicycles in the and taking them on a little ride through the neighborhood can’t be matched. 

As a side benefit,  regular cleaning and maintenance can help your belongings last longer. By taking care of furniture, appliances, and clothing, you can prevent wear and tear and save money in the long run. Use a Wet-it! cloth or similar to apply a little food safe mineral oil to your cutting boards, wipe down your leather couches or other items with leather conditioner, clean out dust from behind the refrigerator especially on the vents or compressor.. A little TLC once and while can go a long way. 

In conclusion, spring cleaning isn't just about chores—it's about refreshing your home and your life. So, embrace the season of renewal and start your spring cleaning journey today. 


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