Spring cleaning has its benefits


Zoë Harris, online editor

Spring is all about new beginnings and change. As the spring equinox approaches, so does the desire to start fresh and start over. One way to do this is by thoroughly cleaning your cherished spaces. Participating in spring cleaning has various benefits for people’s mental health and can improve their productivity. 

Spring cleaning is essential in places that have cold winters. During the winter months, houses become more dusty and messy. The windows and doors stay closed, and the house gets less airflow. Additionally, melted snow tracks indoors and causes more dirt to circulate around people’s homes. Cold weather decreases peoples’ motivation, and their belongings pile up. 

There are many different ways to practice spring cleaning. Though cleaning can be enjoyable and peaceful for some people, others may find it tedious and view it as a chore.

Everyone is different, and there are things that can be done to make the process easier overall. For example, breaking cleaning into 10-minute chunks can make the process less overwhelming. Spring cleaning should be a positive, uplifting process to celebrate the transition from winter to spring, not a taxing, dreaded event. 

Spring cleaning is beneficial to people both physically and mentally. A clean environment supports a strong immune system. A clean environment can also reduce stress, which can reduce heart rate. 

Whether you look forward to cleaning every year or you view it as a necessary evil, it will benefit you in the long run. Make sure to stock up on your favorite products (or use whatever you have lying around the house to get it over with!), put on your favorite music, and create some new beginnings.

Happy spring.