Blog post written by guest Aimee Lyons of diydarlin.com.
A seasonal cleaning is just so invigorating, especially as you prepare for the months ahead. But there’s more to it than feeling like you have a fresh start for the new season. For example, if you’re planning on selling your home, deep cleaning is a great way to get your home listing-ready for the market. Regardless of whether you plan to sell or stay, there are countless mental and physical perks to giving your home a deep cleaning every season.
Here are three reasons why you should add deep cleaning to your seasonal to-do list.
Cleaning Means Comfier Living Conditions
The first benefit of deep cleaning is that you can enjoy a clean and germ-free home. Shampooing the carpet and wiping down every surface of your house keeps dust, pet dander, and pollen in check. Experts recommend using household and vacuum filters with HEPA protection for the best air quality possible.
Of course, if you don’t have the time or energy to handle a whole-house cleaning, hiring a professional is an excellent alternative. Whether it’s a one-time deal or a regular appointment, choosing a housekeeper to do a deep cleaning is worth the investment. Plus, they often use their own cleaning products, so you’ll need to keep fewer cleaning supplies on hand.
Deep Cleaning Helps You Ditch Stress
Having clutter in and around your home keeps you from relaxing. Piles of stuff can cause stress and affect your day-to-day life. From triggering guilt to distracting you from daily living, clutter is a hazard.
Spending time purging your closets, garage, and other storage spaces can help you feel refreshed, unburdened, energetic, and can boost your mood. Plus, you can donate your unwanted items to charity, which increases those feel-good vibes. Some organizations will even pick up your donations at your curb. This makes downsizing a no-brainer. If you don’t have enough bandwidth to tackle a full-home declutter and organization, connect with Making Space Organization to give your home the attention it needs.
Get A Workout In
Another way deep cleaning supports your health is that it gets you moving. From climbing up and down the stairs to cleaning your bathrooms to vacuuming rugs in each room, you’ll move a lot—and burn calories—while cleaning. Of course, to get full fitness effects, you’ll need to put a bit more effort into working every muscle group with cleaning exercises. Put on your favorite upbeat playlist, and get in your cleaning workout!
Whether you’re dancing your way through vacuuming or digging through piles of clutter to donate, seasonal cleaning is an all-around positive tradition to incorporate into the changing of the seasons.