The sunny days are back, the flowers are blooming, and birds are singing. You know what that means! Spring is here, and so is the annual seasonal task of deep cleaning your house. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on Spring and Summer. Did you know that Spring cleaning isn’t only great for a clean, dust-free home? Several health benefits come along with it. Check them out below!
Spring Cleaning is Great for Your Immune System
Did you know that indoor pollution can actually be worse than outdoor pollutants? According to many experts, indoor pollutants are often 2 to 5 times the levels of outdoor pollutants. Poor air quality can be harmful to people of any age, but children tend to react worse to pollutants. Clean surfaces and an air purifier can help filter out these pollutants and keep your immune system strong!
Allergy Symptoms can Feel Some Relief
Not only does spring cleaning support a strong immune system, but it can also keep many allergy symptoms at bay. Dust, mildew, pollen, and pet dander tend to accumulate on surfaces and this buildup can trigger allergy symptoms for many people. Reduce irritant buildup and keep air quality clean by regularly vacuuming, dusting, and wiping surfaces down.
Your Sleep will Improve
A clean and organized house can be great for those that struggle with anxiety, which in turn can help you get a better night’s sleep. A poll conducted by The National Sleep Foundation found that 75 percent of those polled sleep better on clean sheets with a fresh scent. If you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, try turning your bedroom into a clean and de-cluttered oasis!
Cleaning is a Stress-Reliever
If you suffer from overthinking and find you can’t turn your brain off even for a few minutes, cleaning may do the trick for you. Mindless, repetitive tasks like cleaning are great for switching your brain off for 10 to 20 minutes, and have been shown in scientific studies to actually reduce stress levels! For a greater benefit, choose cleaning products with a calming, anti-stress scent, like lavender.