If you are like many people around country, you may be biding your time until you can begin spring cleaning again. However, only cleaning once a year is not good for your home or your health. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be talking about how to and why you should deep clean your home seasonally! You will learn how to get the most out of the time you spend and how to keep your home cleaner when you are done!
Why Should You Deep Clean Seasonally?
Stuffy air is not good for your health, neither is the dust that tends to accumulate during the winter months. Weather changes tend to get you out of the doldrums and energize you in a way you may only remember from the spring and summer months. This is a great time to let go of the clutter as well as shed some personal weight. However, Fall’s crisp sweet air can put you in the mood to get your house ready for the holidays and a way to get out of those winter doldrums is to freshen your home!
Do you have to wait until the first day of spring to begin spring cleaning? Of course not. You can do ‘spring’ cleaning whenever you have the time and energy for it. However, the change of season seems to be the perfect time to dig into the mess in your home, let go of things you no longer want or need and create a fresh look inside your home.
If you have not determined good reasons to do seasonal deep cleaning, consider these benefits:
Do it for your health – Deep cleaning helps eliminate mold and mildew that may have accumulated during the winter. It allows you to clean your home and gets rid of many allergens.
Do it to get rid of bugs and other unwanted guests – No matter where you live, chances are you have been living with bugs or mice. Deep cleaning allows you to clear out any nests or food sources that encourage these pests to remain.
Do it for your home’s appearance – Everything looks better when it is freshly cleaned. When you wash your windows, you will notice things around the home that could look better. Before you know it, you will be busy cleaning until everything looks fresh.
Do it to be more productive – You may be surprised how much more productive you feel when your home is clean and uncluttered. You may not actually lose weight during this time, but clearing your home will make you feel as if you had.
Do it for your mental state – People who are depressed during the winter will find they ‘come alive’ again in the springtime. Clearing the clutter in your home may also help improve your mental state.
Do it to find out what repairs are needed – Quite often during deep cleaning you will notice that something needs to be repaired. Keep a notebook with you as you clean so you can jot down those items that need further work.
Women have been spring cleaning for years. It is a convenient time to do certain cleaning and repair tasks that you may have neglected during the winter. Once you realize the benefits of doing your deep cleaning every season, you may want to begin planning each year to decide the things you want to accomplish the next year.