Spring cleaning has a long history, dating back to when homes accumulated soot and dirt during the winters and needed a thorough deep-cleaning to get it ready for the warmer days that summer brings.
Spring cleaning during summer differs because it takes on a life of its own. Here are 10 reasons why spring cleaning is actually meant for the summer!
The first step to a great summer is getting rid of the old to prepare for the new.
Everyone knows that spring is the season which the world naturally revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. Truly, it is a time for new beginnings, renewal, and growth, which makes it a perfect time to do a “spring clean” during the summer to get our spirits alive, refreshed, energized; all that good, juicy, rich stuff we feel in the sun.
You will wake up feeling fresh and ready to seize the day.
Firstly, by keeping your home clean and tidy you would have knackered yourself out and more likely to get deeper sleep. But also it’s proven that having a chaotic home can distract you from the important hours that you should be relaxing. Doesn’t it feel better to leave your home when you know you’ve done all the cleaning you need? You have one less thing to think about in your day-to-day routine too!
It supports charitable giving.
When you spring clean your home during the summer, there’s always an opportunity to give your unwanted items to someone in need. You can accomplish this in a few ways. Perhaps hand your items over to your charity shop or have a garage sale and try to collect a few dollars from what you sell. You can also list your items online and donate or give things you no longer need to people who can use and re-purpose them.
It supports minimalism.
Clean and tidy homes generally have less stuff in them. This provides you with an opportunity to embrace the concepts of minimalism during the summer. When you start to cut down on the number of items you have in your home, you would not want to add to it. Eventually, you will start to purge more and more and begin to see the benefits of “less is more.”
It fosters calm within.
The outside world is a chaotic place at the best of times. So why would you want to replicate that chaos inside your home? When you live in a calm, clean setting, you take on peace and tranquility. You can step through your door, lock up and leave the noise and chaos outside.
You will have a strong sense of accomplishment.
Knowing that you have ticked a few big-ticket items off your summer spring cleaning list gives you a huge boost of energy and makes you feel pretty happy too! You will feel a huge sense of accomplishment when you can sit back and look over your clean and tidy home. It will also encourage you to continue the habit in the days, weeks and months to come.
It also improves your mental state.
There is nothing better than walking into a house that’s clean and organized. You can breathe deep and enjoy the fact that your clean house will cause you little to no anxiety. The process of cleaning and decluttering has been known to provide several mental health benefits. Everything from physical movements to completing a task – they’re all things people find quite cathartic especially during the summer!
It keeps you healthy and fit!
Here is some good news: Cleaning doesn’t just make your home look spick and span; it can also burn calories! Every chore from sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and even hand-washing the dishes will help you work up a little sweat and burn off those unneeded calories so you will be ready for that desired summer body. Our recommendation? Turn up your favorite tunes and dance around while cleaning the house for at least an hour.
Reduced safety hazards.
Keeping your house tidy and organized will likely reduce the chance of you or your loved ones getting injured. Minimal clutter and keeping things out of harm’s way can make a huge difference to the overall safety of your home during the summer. Keep an eye out for loose items around (i.e. toys, books, stacks of boxes, heavy equipment, etc.), which could increase the risk of falls.
More opportunities to be hospitable!
There is a lovely feeling about having a spring clean during the summer and an organized home for several reasons. You can have company drop by unexpectedly, and you will not feel embarrassed. Also, you will be able to entertain with a moment’s notice and serve your favorite summer munchies and fruit shakes because your home is in great shape.