Is “Spring Cleaning” Really Necessary? - Escarosa
Spring is just around the corner, and, for many of us, that means spring cleaning comes to mind. If you’re not the kind of person who loves scrubbing and scouring, though, you might wonder if all that cleaning is really necessary.
If you ask us, the resounding answer is “Yes!”
In this blog, we’ll explain why and discuss a few of the largest benefits of seasonal cleaning.
Let’s dive in.
How Did Spring Cleaning Get Started?
Why do so many of us do a deep dive into the cleaning process each spring? Why does it feel so satisfying? And how did this tradition get started?
Here’s a brief overview:
Part of the appeal of cleaning in the spring comes from good, old-fashioned marketing. Cleaning product manufacturers ramp up their advertising efforts during late winter. As a result, our social media news feeds, television commercials, and newspaper ads suddenly become overrun by cleaning material.
Another component that contributes to the draw of cleaning is seasonal: as the days get longer and warmer, households begin to emerge from winter hibernation. And when we do that, many of us want to give our homes a deep clean, so they can feel fresh and new, just like the springtime itself.
5 Reasons Spring Cleaning is Important
Even if you’re not normally a cleaner, there are a few notable benefits of a good session of deep scrub. Here are a few of the largest:
1. Seasonal cleaning reduces allergens in the home
Common spring-cleaning duties, like cleaning a dirty carpet, washing drapes and other textiles, and vacuuming behind the couch all go a long way to decrease household allergens.
During a long winter in the home, pet hair (and pet odor), dander, and other allergens build up. When spring rolls around, environmental allergens like pollen appear. This combination can easily create a perfect storm for allergy sufferers.
2. Seasonal cleaning provides a mental health boost
A clean home is a happy home. Even if you hate cleaning, it’s hard to dispute how much shiny floors and fresh sheets impact our outlook on life. When we clear the dirt, grime, and other buildup off our surfaces, our homes feel fresh, clean, and welcoming.
Plus, spring is a great time to get rid of clutter, which has a proven negative impact on mental health.
3. Clean spaces make us more productive
Many of us are working from home right now. Luckily, cleaning is an excellent way to increase productivity and make our workspaces more welcoming.
According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, clean spaces enhance the brain’s processing capacity and reduce distractions, allowing us to get more done. Plus, a nice, clean backdrop looks great on Zoom calls.
4. Clean spaces encourage a healthy lifestyle
Good habits encourage other good habits. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how cleaning your home can make other good habits, like daily exercise and a healthy diet, easier to maintain. If you’re planning to spring clean this year, pay special attention to areas that promote health and wellbeing, like your bedroom, office, and kitchen.
5. Seasonal cleaning reduces your risk of illness
Thanks to COVID-19, we’re all thinking about how to keep our spaces and belongings clean and safe. Fortunately, cleaning gets rid of pathogens and decreases your risk of illness. When you deep-clean items like cutting boards, bathrooms, sinks, and other high-use areas, you kill icky bacteria that could make you sick.
Let Us Help With Your Spring Cleaning
Whether you like cleaning or not, there’s no doubt that it is good for your home, your allergies, and your mental health. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Here at Escarosa Cleaning and Restoration, we provide carpet & floor cleaning services that leave your Pensacola home feeling fresh and ready for the new season.
Contact us today to learn more about our carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, and wood floor cleaning services.