7 little-known health benefits of spring cleaning
By David, Mar 2 2020 12:22PM
It can be easy to get into a bit of a rut after Christmas. The evenings are dark and cold, there are leftover sweet treats in the kitchen cupboards and you still haven’t managed to clear out unwanted belongings to make space for new Christmas gifts.
Many people find it difficult to get motivated until the evenings start getting lighter and the weather becomes less bleak. It’s at that point that the term ‘spring cleaning’ starts rearing its head again – reminding you to remove the clutter that has built up over the last few months.
Now that March is swiftly approaching, if you’re looking for a reason or inspiration to declutter, look no further. Here at Clear & Clean House Clearance, we’ve been clearing and cleaning houses for many years. Over this time, whether we’ve been undertaking house clearances in Cirencester/Worcester, it’s fair to say we’ve picked up on many reasons that decluttering is not just good for the mind, but the body too! Here are some of those reasons:
1) It helps mental health
As the saying goes, ‘clean house, clean mind’. There are all sorts of studies out there that aim to prove that cleaning helps with your mental health. For example, one study found that ‘mindfully washing the dishes’ reduced nervousness by 27% and improved ‘mental inspiration’ by 25%.
Many people find that a spring clean makes them feel more positive in their day to day activities and general outlook on life.
2) Increases productivity
Following on from the last point, once you’ve accomplished the task of spring cleaning your home (or decluttering in general), the endorphins released from the physical activity can make you keen to get more productive tasks done.
Whether you’re working from home or are heading to the gym, you’re likely to feel more able to tackle the day ahead if you’ve already got off to a good start.
2) Makes you more active
You could be trying to get your daily steps up or just keen to move more in general, moving from room to room, decluttering, dusting and cleaning is a great way to get some physical activity completed.
4) It can improve your mood
Being productive can easily put you in a good mood. Especially when you’re living in the midst of your productivity. If the sun is shining, the windows are open and you’ve got your favourite music playing, that can lift your mood even further.
5) It helps with allergies
When Spring rolls around, lots of the allergens that may have gone into hibernation over the winter start creeping back out again. A spring clean can mean keeping your home clear of any dust/pollen etc. that may be lingering ready to mess with your sinuses.
6) It can help you sleep
If you’ve had a productive few hours of physical activity during your spring clean, you’re likely to be more tired when it’s time for some shut eye; therefore, you should sleep better. In addition, there’s the added benefit of the cleaner environment making you less stressed and more relaxed.
7) There are less hazards
We work with a lot of hoarders throughout Gloucestershire and the biggest difference we see after a house clearance is that there are far less risks of injury. This is because the clutter that was building up and causing slips/trips/falls risks has been removed, and any dust/dirt has also been cleaned.
There are so many incredible health benefits of doing a ‘spring’ clean at any time of the year. If you’d like some help decluttering or need some stronger hoarding support, give us a call today on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086. We work sensitively with people like you every day and we’d be more than happy to help you make your home more liveable.