Okay so we are into May, the weather is warmer (in the northern hemisphere) and after a long, cold winter you are feeling motivated to get into some Spring Cleaning – right?
No more putting off those jobs that have been niggling you throughout winter.
TIME TO TAKE SOME ACTION!
Spring is such a beautiful season. A time of renewal and growth and the perfect time to get not only our house in order but also look at spring cleaning our life. In fact, Spring Cleaning your home is not just healthy for your physical well-being but also it is a great boost for mental health.
Benefits of Spring Cleaning for your Environment and your Life
- Reduces Allergies
- Reduces Stress
- Removes Clutter
- Provides a healthier living environment for you and your family
- Makes you feel energised and motivated
- Spring cleaning just doesn’t give you a beautifully clean and sparkling home but it also helps you to take time to clear your mind and life of clutter.
How to Spring Clean your Environment
Make a plan
Before you start make a list of all the jobs you want to complete and tick them off as they are finished. It is easier to do this room by room and include those jobs you just forget about generally like cleaning behind the furniture or those pesky fan blades.
This will not only make life easier and ensure you cover all areas, but you feel a sense of accomplishment and feel motivated to keep going as each completed job is ticked off the list.
Know the hidden hazards
Did you know that there are many homes that still have asbestos. You need to be aware of this BEFORE YOU START SPRING CLEANING. If you have an asbestos problem, call in the professionals to remove it. Asbestos is a killer and can cause Mesothelioma and aggressive form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs. You can read more about this at https://www.maacenter.org/
Use gloves and protective clothing
Sometimes using harsh chemicals can damage our skin so always wear gloves and if necessary protective clothing. Better still why not use natural cleaning products such as bicarb soda to reduce the risk. For more ideas on making natural cleaning products click on this link http://www.back-to-basics-cleaning.com/
Don’t leave cleaning products lying around
Some cleaning products are POISONOUS so if you have a family or pets, make sure you have the products well out of reach.
Keep, give away or throw away
For a thorough spring clean I usually include taking an inventory my wardrobe and items around the house. Clothes that I don’t wear or items that I don’t use anymore or have forgotten about.
Make three piles – those you want to keep, those items that you want to give away and those that just need to be binned. Be ruthless and DECLUTTER! The cathartic affect is great for your mind as well as making more room in your home. Encourage the children to do the same with their toys.
6 ways to Spring Clean Your Mind for a Healthier, Happier Life
Now that your home is sparkling clean it is time to turn your attention to YOU! Living in this hectic world we need to take time out to spring clean our minds and remove it of all unnecessary worry and clutter.
- Take some ‘Me time’
- Get outdoors
- Plan to make your dreams a reality
- Stop worrying and start doing – make changes if you have to but try to remove stress and worry from your life.
So what are you waiting for? Start Spring Cleaning your house and your life today!