Why Spring Cleaning is Important during COVID-19? This spring seems a lot more different and brings a lot more hope than the last one. But the reality is COVID-19 is still around and professional cleaning has become a vital service. Every year, millions of families embark on a spring cleaning mission in March and April. And under the conditions of a global pandemic, that’s just a mere necessity. Here are some of the reasons why you should do it too.
1. Opportunity to Declutter and Improve Air Quality
During the spring cleaning process, it will be a lot easier to declutter and get rid of stuff you rarely or never use. Not only this is good for the appearance of your home, but it also brings important health benefits. Less clutter means more space to breathe. Having a larger living and free area allows better air circulation, which in turn improves its quality. Inhaling fresh oxygen lets you sleep better at night, stimulating your immunity and strengthening your respiratory system. So crucial in the fight against COVID-19!
2. Spring Cleaning Eliminates Germs, Bugs and Other Nasties
Spring cleaning is essential for every home and not only in a particular time of year. Professionals recommend deep cleans at least twice a year and while we still have COVID-19 around, the frequency should increase to every 3 months. The fact that we spend so much time at home contributes to the higher and faster buildup of germs, dirt, dust mites and other nasties that can compromise our immune system. Coronavirus on its own is often not lethal, however, mixed with harmful bacteria or other infections, could lead to a tragic end. The best prevention is certainly deep and regular cleaning.
3. You Cannot Disinfect without Thorough Cleaning First
A common misconception in many households is that spraying disinfectant on working tops and surfaces provides enough protection. That’s a big mistake. Not only, it does not help sanitise your environment, but it can in fact, seal the dirt on the surface. To bring quality disinfection at your home you need to spring clean it first! Make sure all dust, cobwebs, stains and hard-to-spot dirt are removed with the appropriate cleaning products. Leave as much open space as possible and then apply the disinfectant as a final step of the cleaning process.
4. Spring Cleaning Will Improve Your Mental Health
Although not as frequent as other COVID-19 news, the detrimental impact of the pandemic and the lockdowns on our mental health has been discussed by the media and the public. Many reports show a surge in cases of depression and anxiety. And while in some instances medical help is required, there is something you could do to improve your mood and mental wellbeing. It is scientifically proven that living in a clean and tidy environment boosts the secretion of your feeling-good hormones and therefore easing the symptoms of depression. What’s more, whether you decide to spring clean your home by yourself or call a professional cleaning company to do it for you, you will still enjoy the positive impact the process has on your mental health.
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