- Cleaning your home isn’t only satisfying, but it turns out it may greatly benefit your health too.
- A clean home may help decrease stress, improve mood and sleep, and help prevent illness.
- Spring cleaning can be a daunting task but making a checklist and tackling one room at a time can set you up for success.
While many of us clean our homes weekly (or daily), a yearly deep clean can help reach those often-neglected nooks and crannies. Cleaning your home isn’t only satisfying, but it turns out it may greatly benefit your health too!
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Be honest with yourself, when was the last time you pushed the couch away from the wall and vacuumed underneath? Or How about wiping your kitchen cupboards and pantry of dust and crumbs? If you can’t recall, a deep clean is already past due. In case you need another reason to get cleaning, here are 11 reasons why spring cleaning can benefit your health plus a few tips to help you get started!
Decluttering May Decrease Stress
Everyone deals with stress from time to time but chronic stress can negatively impact your health. While some sources of stress aren’t within your control, a messy home is within your control. It turns out a cluttered home may be contributing to your daily stress more than you think.
Not only can an organized and clean environment help you de-stress, but doing the actual cleaning can decrease stress too. Reader’s Digest says housework may decrease stress and anxiety by 20-percent. The source also notes you may gain even more de-stressing benefits if you use lemon-scented products. The source says, “studies show this happy smell reduces stress and leaves a positive impression on others.”