The weather is starting to turn, and we all know what that means: it’s time to spring clean!
After the long, dark winters we experience in Idaho, your rental home can start to feel a little suffocating. When the seasons start to shift, and you get a little antsy, there is no better way to channel that energy than to roll up your sleeves and give things a good scrub! National Spring Cleaning Week runs March 2nd through the 8th this year, and with the warmer temps expected at the end of the week, now is the time to throw open those windows, let some light and fresh air in, and get your home summer ready!
De-Clutter for Productivity
Cleaning up your space can be super cathartic. No one really benefits by feeling closed in! By tidying some of the clutter that seems to always accumulate in the winter months, you can not only feel less crowded but can also feel more productive with any other projects you may take on in your home! This is especially important for those who work from home or run a side-hustle; by clearing your space, you can take away from some stress that you may not even know you have been holding in!
Improve Your Health
No real surprise here, but by doing a bit of a deep clean you can actually reap some major health benefits! Getting rid of dust and any mold spores that may be hiding in the corners of your home can significantly improve your lung health, which will have a ripple effect for the rest of your body! From stress relief to improved heart health, a clean home can improve your health in so many ways!
Out with the Old, In with the New
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to ditch some of the things you may have been on the edge about. Your mattress or couch starting to feel a little lumpy and worn out? Now is the perfect time to upgrade! Plus, the transitional period when you’re swapping large items is a great time to clean your carpets!
Diminishing your clutter by recycling old papers you don’t need anymore, sorting through what books you may or may not want to keep, and doing a closet clean-out to see what still fits, what you wear, and what you just want to keep for sentimentality can make a big difference. Donating gently used items is a great way to make it a little easier to let some of these things go; by knowing that they will still get used, you can pass them on to the next person who may need them just a little more than you do.
Enjoy the Company
At the end of all this cleaning, there is a huge light at the end of the tunnel: warm weather and entertaining! When you have a clean home, you want to show it off. Not only will you be ready for any inspections your property manager may want to perform, but you’ll also be ready for that last-minute barbeque you want to throw when the sun is particularly inviting, that March Madness watch party you want to throw, or that girls’ night with wine and a good charcuterie board!
Whether you do it for the health benefits, the feel-good feeling of donating, or so that you can have friends over at the drop of a hat, spring cleaning is worth every little bit of elbow grease. So, what are you waiting for?!