How Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Mental Health

As spring approaches, do you have the urge to thoroughly clean your home? Known as “spring cleaning,” this ritual commonly involves getting rid of items you no longer need and paying attention to areas that you often miss during regular cleaning sessions (e.g., your baseboards, and window treatments).

Spring cleaning offers numerous physical benefits—in addition to providing a workout, it can help rid your home of dust, mildew, pet dander, and pollutants. But did you know that spring cleaning can also improve your mental health? Here’s how:

  • It helps you focus. When the environment around you is chaotic, it can make it difficult for you to focus on tasks (which may be especially frustrating if you work from home). By removing clutter and organizing your belongings, you’ll be making it easier for you to concentrate.
  • It reduces stress. If you’ve had certain tasks on your to-do list for quite a while, constantly seeing reminders of them not being done can raise stress levels. Once you check those items off your list, it will make it easier for you to relax at home.
  • It helps you sleep. If your spring cleaning routine includes washing your bedding, organizing your dressers and nightstands, it can make it easier for you to get a good night’s rest, which can in turn boost your mood and help you focus and remember things.

While spring cleaning can be a great first step to take toward improving your mental health, sometimes you may need some extra help. Our experienced and compassionate team is here to support you. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have or book complimentary meet and greet today!