Spring cleaning is the process of getting rid of clutter, and unnecessary items from our home, and is usually done at the start of the year, so we’re ready for ‘spring’. It’s also a time for people to deep clean their homes, whilst also rearranging furniture for a fresh start.
It’s thought that the act of spring cleaning the home dates back to 3000 years B.C, but it’s seen as also being an Iranian tradition. Spring cleaning has a different meaning to different people, but as a whole, it’s the act of deep cleaning the home, and ridding your home and wardrobe of items you no longer want.
Spring cleaning is important each year, because it can help us stay organised and keep our homes clean. Spring tends to be when temperatures begin to increase a little, so we can leave our windows open to help air our home, when using cleaning products, which is another reason it’s a good time to deep clean our homes.
The Importance of Spring Cleaning Your Home
Spring is the perfect time to get your home in shape. You can start by tackling unwanted clutter, including clothing, food and furniture. Get rid of anything you no longer use, or items you can’t see yourself using in the near future. Look at everything and ask yourself if you’ve used or worn the item in the last twelve months, and do you expect to use it in the next twelve months? If you don’t, get rid of it!
Once you’ve tackled the unwanted clutter, it’s time to focus on the cleaning part of spring cleansing, by deep cleaning all of your surfaces, floors, carpets and furnishings. It’s a good idea to use a steam cleaner to thoroughly deep clean everything, and if you don’t already own one, there are places where you can hire one too.
It’s a good time to do any home maintenance task that need doing. Do you have any walls that require a lick of paint? Holes that need filling or touching up? You could also consider having a switch around in your rooms, refreshing a room’s layout can really give you a fresh outlook, and it’s always fun to switch things up for the different seasons.
What Are The Benefits Of A Spring Clean?
The benefits of spring cleaning are more than just cleaning your home, with there bing both mental and physical benefits. Spring cleaning is seen as being an act of self care, allowing you to remove clutter that may be weighing you down, both mentally or physically.
It’s also an opportunity to get rid of things that are no longer useful or valuable in your life, which will help make room for new things. Spring cleaning can also be important to get rid of dust, dust mites, mould, allergens and bacteria for your home, making it more hygienic and clean. It can also help with seasonal allergies by removing pollen from your home.
Spring is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and organize your home. It can help you to feel motivated, with a fresh start, so now’s the time to tackle a spring cleaning routine in your home.