Spring cleaning: Not Just A Makeover For Your House
The annual spring cleaning ritual is a great way to kick-start your health in many ways.
From a health perspective, a deep spring clean is the chance to get mold, dust and other harmful irritants out of your house. A great resource is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site for Healthy Homes.
Though it might sound crazy, cleaning can also be a great workout. Take the time to go through every room and tackle every mess. Lifting boxes, vacuuming, scrubbing the bathroom, it’s all calories burned and strength earned.
Financially, don’t forget that loose change! It’s money you can add to your savings, put toward paying off debt or use for immediate purchases. And while you’re at it, turn clutter into cash by holding a garage sale to empty the items from your ‘sell’ pile – or consider selling items online.
Finally, don’t forget that a tidy house is a tidy mind; A study from the National Institute of Mental Health last year reported that visual clutter was found to decrease short-term memory and lower attention span. With all of that out of the way, you’ll start to feel the benefits of a cleaner, simpler life all round.