What Is Spring Cleaning?
If you’re not familiar with this term, allow us to enlighten you. Spring cleaning, just like what the name suggests, is a period that happens annually where cleaning is done during spring. Most people believe that there’s something about the milder air, first green buds, and the smell of freshly turned earth that lures people to clean their home and make it smell as fresh as their environment.
Spring cleaning is a process that’s usually done in the first few days of spring. This is when the cold weather begins to warm up, and people become motivated to clean their abodes, from top to bottom– making it a point that every nook and cranny are free of dust and dirt.
Aside from that, during spring, the warm weather allows people to open their windows and doors. Fresh air would circulate while cleaning, which is very important when you’re dusting the room. Also, due to the fact that it’s early in the warm season, the bugs aren’t as many, and the weather allows the body to cool down, even when you’ve sweat up while cleaning.
Now that we’ve given you a general idea what “Spring Cleaning” is, maybe you’re also wondering why most people are inclined in doing this every year. One of the prime reasons for that would be, it’s a good way to kick start and revitalize not only your mind, but your home as well.
Here are some of the reasons why you should spring clean your home:
1) Gives a Sense of Accomplishment
Spring cleaning could be a big project, especially for those who have decided to clean their entire house, ensuring the every nook and cranny would get the attention it needs. No doubt, this is hard work, but truly worth it at the end. Once you’re done, you’ll feel accomplished as you enjoy a nice, long, hot bath, while looking at how much you’ve cleaned your place.
2) A Way to Relieve Stress
Believe it or not, spring cleaning could actually relieve stress, which could result in a better health. A place that’s full of clutter could really be stressful, and if you’re disorganized, it could weigh your mind and make you even more frustrated than before. On the other hand, if your space if organized, it could help you feel relaxed, breathe, and enjoy how spacious your room can be.
3) Improves Creativity
Whenever you clean, there would be instances where you try to change things around, even a little. This could make you feel like you’re also changing the interior design of your home. For instance, moving the table to a different side of the room, rearranging the shelf, and positioning the couch at a new angle could be a way to unleash your creativity and make you enjoy cleaning as well.
4) A Way to Feel Good
Tidying up your place and getting rid of items that you don’t need anymore could be donated to a charitable institution and this could make you feel like a better person.
5) Throw Away the Toxins in Your Life
Think about this, why do you clean your refrigerator every now and then? You’re aware that if you don’t periodically throw away those spoiled and rotten foods, they would release toxins, such as bacteria and mold. This could lead to bad odors that could be overwhelming, and there wouldn’t be any room for fresh, wholesome foods because they could also be contaminated by those spoiled food items.
Now, can you see the analogy in this? If you wouldn’t throw away of the things you don’t need, it would overwhelm your life and you’ll eventually get stuck in the past with all those failures, grieves, and criticisms. Thus, no room for self-improvement.
6) Unleash Your True Identity
Most of the time, people accumulate/hoard things to fill an empty heart, or feel accomplished. If you’re one of those who’s experiencing this, then you’re probably not maximizing your present life. However, by cleaning your place, you could channel your energy and discover that you actually have some hidden assets.
So, over the next couple of weeks, when the sun is shining and the weather is warm, open your windows and be motivated. Start cleaning your room and let this wonderful season motivate you to be a better person, with a cleaner surroundings.