Why Spring Cleaning Improves
Is spring cleaning on your to do list? A new year has arrived, Winter is about to end, and Spring is just around the corner. It is the perfect time to get rid of all that is old, to remove the dust from the far corners, and give the house a thorough cleaning.
But did you know that there are many health benefits that a spring cleaning can give you? Yes, it’s true, cleaning your home can help you feel great physically and mentally. Here are some health benefits of cleaning.
The accumulation of dust pollutes the air you breathe in your home. If you also have pets, the mix of the pet danders and dust can produce allergic reactions and even obstruct the nose and the lungs. If you or someone in your family have asthma, the dust can also trigger it.
It is best if you can keep most of your house tidy every week, although fast cleaning can make you miss some dusty spots. A spring cleaning allows you to clear the air in every corner, and it will enable you to breathe better.
It is common that most people leave stuff out of order, thinking they’ll ‘put it away later’, and then forget about it. It becomes part of the room backdrop, and you don’t pay much attention to it. But these misplaced objects can be the cause of many accidents that can lead to fractures and other injuries. Older people especially can trip and hurt themselves badly because an object was put in the wrong place.
When you can put everything in its right place and get rid of the useless things you can prevent any unnecessary accidents.
Most people complain whenever they would have to clean, but the truth is that cleaning your home, with everything in order, can give you peace of mind. Disorder and chaos can cause distractions, stress, and lack of focus. When things are in order and clean, it is easier to concentrate on the essential stuff. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment, improving your self-esteem and mood.
Exercising without noticing it
Cleaning burns calories! Your muscles are working when you move your body. If you add some music while you clean, you may even forget you are doing house chores, enjoying the fun feeling. In the end, you will have a beautiful, organized, and clean home, while at the same time also feel full of energy and relaxed.
One of the unexpected health benefits of cleaning is that you may find yourself eating healthier. Scientists have studied and discovered that people are more likely to start the habit of eating healthy snacks and cooking healthy foods when they are in a clean space.Because of the mental peace of having a clean and uncluttered home, additional healthy habits that you may develop are daily journaling, meditating, reading, and taking wellness supplements that promote a healthy mind and body.
Protects the heart
Keeping yourself active is very beneficial for your body, especially your heart. Doctors recommend moving as much as you can and spend less time sitting on a couch or in front of a computer. If you spend less time sitting, you help the circulation of blood in your body, which helps to keep your heart healthy.
Picking things from the floor and putting them in order is one of the many activities that you do while you do a spring cleaning. That simple activity is enough to maintain your body in good shape, providing you with energy and health.
Nights of good sleep
Cleaning and putting in order the things in your bedroom are more efficient ways to help you sleep well than any other sleeping trick. You don’t need to focus or make hard mental decisions to clean the room, and it helps to drift the mind to a relaxed state that will help you fall to sleep easily.
Also, clean sheets and pajamas give you the comfort you need to sleep. The smell of the washed clothes is relaxing, and the texture of them, when they are clean, is pleasant and enjoyable. It gives you more reasons to spend the weekend doing laundry and rearranging your bedroom.