Spring Cleaning and Organization
The time for spring cleaning is upon us! Are you ready to dive in and scrub your home from top to bottom?
Spring cleaning isn’t just good for visual appeal- it’s also good for your health! One of its main benefits is to your respiratory and immune systems. Excess dust can cause breathing issues, and unseen pet dander, mildew and mold can also build up and impact the way you breathe. This, in turn, suppresses your immune system. Spring cleaning results in a home that is clean, fresh and free of common contaminants. Cleaning can also boost your mood and self-esteem!
So how can make your spring cleaning process more effective?
- Clear the space as much as possible before you begin.
This is an important first step because sometimes germs, debris and dirt can hide under objects, whether they are large pieces of furniture or smaller knickknacks. When you remove the clutter before you begin deep-cleaning an area, you are able to reach more space for an impressive result. This is also a great way to sort through your items and declutter!
You can try this strategy out by designating one room as a temporary “storage space” for the displaced items. This room should be the last one you clean so that the dust from moved items doesn’t contaminate any clean surfaces.
- Use the right tools.
Spring cleaning is only as effective as the tools you use. Not every approach works for every mess, so have a number of items on hand to deal with a variety of clean-ups. Here are some inexpensive essentials that will come in handy:
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- White vinegar
- Dish soap
- Rubbing alcohol
- Spray bottles
- Scrub brushes
Not only are these solutions effective, but they are also less irritating for your respiratory system than harsher chemicals like bleach.
- Declutter as you go.
Don’t just shift your items from one place to another. Take this as an opportunity to declutter your home. When you run across something you haven’t used in a year or more, get rid of it. Donate whatever you can, and recycle or throw away whatever you can’t. This will make more room for things you will use!
Are you ready to tackle a deep clean this spring? Keep our tips in mind, and don’t forget to schedule a visit with the team at Community Access Network to make sure your body and mind are ready for spring too!