What a good spring clean can do for your mental health

Post by 

What a good spring clean can do for your mental health

Published 
March 25, 2021
What a good spring clean can do for your mental health
W

hile the skies might still be grey and the flowers might not have all bloomed, Spring is indeed upon us. That also means that it’s spring cleaning time, when we can all get our yearly fix of deep cleaning our homes.

Spring cleaning isn’t just good for your home though, it can also be very good for you. Cleaning in general has always been good for your mental health, as the act of cleaning helps to clear the mind and living in a clear space keeps the mind clear too.

The start of the good weather also comes at a very good time for spring cleaning, as we can all show some love to the outside parts of our home. These places might not be seen as often but keeping them clean will lift the overall atmosphere.

The actual act of cleaning and decluttering also has an energising effect. It’s a mental reaction to organising and cleaning that fills everyone with the energy to use on other challenges.

This act is said to be a way for our brains to take control of our own environment, which makes it feel much safer and secure when it knows and controls its area. When you’re cleaning the house, you’re letting your brain know that it’s in a safe place that it controls.

Living in a less cluttered and potentially dirty space is also very positive for your physical health. Higher quality of air and more space to move about lets your body heal and improve, which has a knock-on effect on mental health.

In terms of sleep and getting a good night’s rest, sleeping in a clean and well-made bed is proven to help you get a full and deep sleep every night. That means no clothes, books or whatever else on your bed when you sleep.

If you are living with family, spring cleaning can also be something that is done together. Especially if you are cleaning outdoors, it can be a great way to get the kids involved or let them do some of the muddy work.

Spring cleaning together can be very valuable family time, which is always positive for anyone’s mental health. Spending that time together helps to improve bonds between family members and foster a positive spirit in the household.

Everyone is free to clean whenever they want of course, but the yearly ritual of spring cleaning coincides with the return of sunny days and warmth. It’s a ritual that energises you for the year to come.

The cleaning that is done in the spring also makes your life much easier moving through the months. The cleaning done later will be minor and you will have saved yourself a lot of stress and hard work.

You can, of course, get a TIDY app professional to help you through the Spring Cleaning season. A pro can show you some new techniques and help lessen the load.

To book a local cleaning professional with TIDY app, head to tidyapp.io and find out more.

Join Our
Mailing List

We never share your info. View our Privacy Policy
Thank you! You're now on our mailing list!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Paper Plane
Join out startup community
Join Our startup
Community
there's more

Post You Might Also Like

All Posts
Travel
Mar
20
:
2021

10 hidden sites in Cyprus you have to explore

Cyprus is a lot more than beaches and souvlaki, there’s a whole world to explore in the small towns and backstreets of every part of the island. To help you get to know the less well-known wonders of Cyprus, we’ve put together 10 of our favourites...
Insurance
Mar
17
:
2021

How to minimise risk as an Independent Advisor

Working as an independent advisor in the age of Covid is somehow even riskier than it was beforehand. Advisory teams have had to adapt to a radically different working world and the risks of independent advisory life.
Cleaning
Mar
15
:
2021

How to make homemade dish soap

Making a non-toxic and less chemical-filled dish soap at home is also much easier than you might think. We think that whether you use it regularly or not, it’s a great trick to have up your sleeve.
Close Digital Protection
Mar
8
:
2021

How hackers can use your website to steal from your customers

Have you ever visited a website that doesn’t look quite right? Or you click on a link and it takes you somewhere else? Or misspell a website and end up on a scam page? We break down some of the ways hackers can operate...
Business
Mar
1
:
2021

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time for us all to celebrate the powerful and inspiring women that have made this world we live in a better place.