How Spring Cleaning Can Give You a Happiness Boost

The notion of spring cleaning may date as far back the ancient Jewish practice of thoroughly cleansing the home in anticipation of the spring-time memorial feast of Passover. Here in the U.S., and prior to the invention of the vacuum cleaner in the 1860s or the electric air conditioner in 1902, March proved the optimal time for a thorough dusting of the home because it was warm enough to open windows and doors, but not yet warm enough for bugs to be a problem. Plus, the high March winds helped to carry dust out of the house.

Today, spring cleaning remains a bit of a tradition. But it’s not just about your home. Here are 4 ways that a tidy home can improve your life and relationships:

1. It gives you an energy boost.
Clutter can be exhausting, and the thought of clearing out a huge mess can make you feel a bit hopeless. But once your work is done, you’ll see your energy rebound.

2. It improves your health.
Cluttered areas invariably are dusty areas, too. And all that dust can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, leaving you and your family feeling congested and fatigued.

3. It can improve your finances.
Clutter is proven to have a negative effect on your ability to concentrate, and that alone can sink your productivity and creativity at work. Keep your senses sharp by keeping your home and office in order.

4. It can bring you and your love closer.
Stress is a top result of a dirty, dusty, cluttered environment. It’s also a major factor in relationships. Not only will a clean, organized home help lower your stress levels, it also frees up time for fun.

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