After a grey and dreary winter, it’s time to open up the windows and let in the fresh spring air. While the outdoor air will help clean up and replenish your indoor air, it’s also a perfect time to start your annual spring cleaning routine. There are many benefits to spring cleaning:
- Say Goodbye to Bacteria, Dust, and Allergens: Cleaning can help reduce allergen triggers, which are at a high during the springtime
- Save on Your Energy Bill: Who doesn’t love saving money? Regularly cleaning can help reduce your energy bill
- Stress Less: Keep calm and clean on! When your home is clean, there’s no reason to stress
- Improve Mental Health: Spring is the perfect time for a mood boost. Start with a clean, Healthy Home
It’s true, cleaning, decluttering, organizing, and more can help boost your mood. So, are you ready to get started? Check out these spring cleaning ideas and read on to see how spring cleaning can help you achieve your Healthy Home, healthy family, and healthy lifestyle goals.
What Spring Cleaning Can Do for You
Reduce Bacteria, Dust, and Allergens
Cleaning regularly can help eliminate respiratory irritants from the air you breathe. If you haven’t cleaned in a while, or don’t clean as often as you should, take this opportunity to deep clean all your surfaces, carpeting, flooring, etc. and enjoy the benefits of a fresh, clean home. Whether it’s time for a light dusting or you’re overdue on steam cleaning your carpets, the time you spend cleaning can ensure your family is consistently breathing Healthy Air.
For hands-off cleaning, install a whole-home air purifier. It can help lessen your cleaning time by regularly purifying the air around you. You’ll notice less dust, fewer allergy triggers, and better Indoor Air Quality overall. For higher traffic areas in your home, like where your pets frequent, consider investing in a room purifier for a supplemental boost.
See Annual Energy Savings
Keeping a clean home, inside and out, can result in savings on your energy bill. When your air filters are clean and your pipes are in order, your home doesn’t have to work as hard – leaving you with extra money each month. Looking for more ways to save energy year-round? Check this out.
When cleaning around your home, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when it comes to replacing things like air filters or water panels. This will help make your home continue to run smoothly and without a hitch.
It’s obvious – when you procrastinate, you stress. Don’t save the cleaning for tomorrow…or the next day…or the next day, start today! Set a cleaning schedule and stick to it. This will ease your stress and make sure you’re giving your home the refresh it needs. Create an easy-to-follow cleaning schedule for you and your family. Whether you plan to do bathrooms on Sunday or the kitchen on Wednesday, you’ll stress less with a weekly plan in place. Plus, your kids can get in on the action with a room cleaning schedule and regular chores. More hands will help speed up the process and give you more time together outdoors.
Bonus mental health tip: When you’re less stressed, you sleep better…and when you sleep better, you’re less stressed. Need we say more?
Boost Your Mood
It’s pretty simple: a clean home is a happy home. When your home is clutter-free and clean, there’s no reason not to smile about it. Our brains are made to love instant gratification. When we say we’re going to do something, our brains want us to get right to it. So, next time you think about starting your cleaning routine, follow through. This mindset builds us up and supplies us with a nice dose of happiness during (and after) cleaning. After all, cleaning is a branch of self-care, isn’t it?
Clean air is Healthy Air, pure and simple. And there’s no better way to ensure you’re breathing Healthy Air than keeping your home healthy. For more tips, check out our Healthy Home blueprints or contact one of our Healthy Air Professionals to see how you can spend less time cleaning your home with some of our whole-home purifiers, humidifiers, and more.