Let’s face it; once the holidays are behind us, we spend the rest of the winter longing for spring. Spring brings with it new life and a chance for a fresh start and rejuvenation.
Spring means bulky sweaters, boots, and parkas go back into storage, and our spring wardrobe makes its way to the front of our closet. But we shouldn’t limit our spring attitude to wardrobe changes.
Our homes represent our sanctuaries. Giving your home a spring “facelift” will lift your spirits and help you make the most out of this lovely season.
Okay, so housework doesn’t sound very fun. But, with the right attitude, a complete spring cleaning will do wonders for the foundation of your spring oasis. Consider these health benefits of a thorough cleaning:
So, you clean regularly, what’s different about spring cleaning? Spring cleaning gives us a chance to get rid of the old and unwanted and get behind those corners you don’t usually tackle. Some of the individual projects you’ll want to address when spring cleaning include:
Maybe you can’t afford or don’t need new furniture or flooring, but a few relatively inexpensive changes will do a lot to give your home that spring feeling:
So, now your fridge looks and smells clean; but, after throwing away the various science experiments and freezer-burned meat, it may seem a little empty. Take this opportunity to restock your fridge and cupboards with healthy foods for a warm weather active lifestyle. Consider options like green salads and cold pasta dishes, fruits and vegetables, healthier treats such as frozen sorbet, frozen yogurt, or high protein ice cream.
Small touches will help bring all your senses to life this spring.
It makes sense that a clean and refreshed home benefits your physical and mental health. Additionally, hardcore science shows us that some of the above cleaning and rejuvenating tips come with some credible findings:
Make this spring a time to turn your home into a lovely oasis for your family, friends, and you.