WHY DO WE SPRING CLEAN?
It seems engrained in us. The sun comes out, we see our first robin, we open the windows AND we clean. It could be mom's fault. She would turn off the furnace, open every window, kick the kids out of the house and start to organize, clean and disinfect like her life depended on it. So maybe we aren’t as devoted to the spring clean as mom was, but we still feel compelled to clean. And the benefits to spring cleaning can be beneficial in many ways, from your health, to your peace of mind, to inducing a calming effect on the entire house.
LESS DIRT, LESS CLUTTER, LESS CHAOS
Having less to trip over makes life easier and we have all heard the old saying “Out of sight, out of mind.” But what about the opposite: “in your sight, on your mind?” Seeing the clutter and living around clutter can create an unorganized thought process, create unnecessary stress and that puts additional stress on the family. Take steps each day to organize and sort through the stuff.
* Declutter 365 Facebook Group is a great daily reminder and recommendation on becoming more organized at home, at work and in life.
RE-ARRANGING ROOMS DOES MORE THAN GIVE A NEW LOOK
Moving furniture around allows for better access to clean the dirt, dust bunnies and even find items that you may have thought were gone forever! Taking the time to look under and around your furniture may also give way to other hidden indoor problems that need addressing, such as water leaks, pest issues, loose floor boards or unnoticed issues in need of repair.
THE SNOW IS GONE, TIME TO CLEAN FLOWER BEDS AND ASSESS OUTDOOR REPAIRS
Cleaning your flower beds gives way to new growth, but also puts us outside the home to assess what repairs should be addressed. Things to pay attention to: gutters and down spouts, roof shingles, front step safety, foundation integrity, exhausts and vents (including furnace, dryer vents and water heater vents) as well as chimney repairs.
OPEN THE CLEAN WINDOWS AND ENJOY THE CLEAN AIR
Opening the windows and letting fresh air in is good for your respiratory system and your home’s respiratory system, your HVAC system and ductwork. Even if your furnace is still on, you will be exhausting some of that stale winter air and introducing fresh air to your system. If you have concerns about the quality of the air being distributed throughout your home, call DUCTZ for a free estimate to clean your air ducts and dryer vent. Having air ducts and dryer vents cleaned is not only energy efficient, but can reduce costly wear and tear on your expensive HVAC system and your clothes dryer.