How to organize your spring cleaning
Obviously, spring cleaning is great for your home, but it is also very good for your health, both physically and emotionally.
Where does the tradition of spring cleaning come from?
Spring cleaning is when most of us clean our homes from the attic to the cellar, and it's usually done at the end of March and the beginning of April. It's the time when we cleanse the spaces we don’t get to in our usual cleaning routine.
The tradition probably comes from the time when we didn’t have electricity but would use candles and petroleum lights. Candles and petroleum light both leave a sort of layer of soot on the walls; anyone who might have left a candle burn for a long time in a very small room such as a toilet, will know what I am talking about – gosh I would know, I had to repaint the guest toilet. So with the spring more the sunlight would find its way back into the houses and after a long winter period, the soot on the walls was showing, hence when the spring cleaning started.
What impact does spring cleaning have on your health?
You are going to be ridiculously happy and in such good spirits, babe! Cleaning from top to bottom, inside out, and running through your list, you are releasing endorphins. And they make you happy!
When deep cleaning the house, you are removing dust which helps you improve the indoor air quality and breathe better.
Tipp: Start in the rooms upstairs and make your way down.
Spring cleaning is also when we declutter. Decluttering delivers something deeply satisfying for both the mind and the house. There is new available space in the house and less stuff that you don't need. Decluttering also means learning to let go.
Letting go is a hard thing to learn but a very valuable one. Life is too short to drag emotional clutter with you. This is the moment to realize how you can say goodbye to some of those emotions and let go. Negative feelings can make you feel drained and imbalanced. Get your mojo back!
Tipp: When you declutter, it's best to have boxes available for 1. Trashing, 2. Giving away, 3. Selling
Most of the things you don’t want or need anymore can have a second life; someone will be happy to get them or buy them. Yes, there are numerous secondhand shops and online platforms available to sell.
Also, cleaning is a very repetitive task. You don't need to think, strategize, or whatever; it's perfect for relaxing. I know I do!
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