There's no time like Spring to start getting cleanliness on the brain. A clean space makes us happier and more productive, but staying healthy and combating sickness is another reason to dust, scrub, and disinfect your home. Here are five important germ-infested areas that you shouldn't overlook when you dive into your duties!
Now that we set the clocks ahead, and the snow is beginning to melt, why not get started on your Spring cleaning a little early this year? The weekend is a great time because most people aren't working and have a few hours they can devote to it.
Not only will you feel a sense of calmness because your home will be clean, de-cluttered and organized, but cleaning can burn 200-300 calories per hour (depending how intensely you clean).
Here are some Spring cleaning ideas. You don't have to do them all, but you'll feel much better if you could get to at least one.
- Open the windows and get some fresh air pumping through your home. It'll be good for your lungs to replace that stale dry air with a fresh breeze.
- Vacuum under the beds and other furniture. Dust loves to collect in dark areas that see little traffic, so if it has been a while, you might find entire dust bunny colonies.
- Dust and get rid of cob-webs. Doesn't it just amaze you how much of a dusty build-up can crop-up on your shelves, on top of the fridge, on your ceiling, on your TV screen, and behind doors? If you have allergies to dust like me, I like to use a wet washcloth or sponge - that way you can re-use it till you get everything dust-free, and it allows less dust to fly around like when you sweep.
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