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Spring cleaning not only refreshes your home but can also boost your health? Spring cleaning may seem like an overwhelming annual chore but reframing it as beneficial as taking vitamins or starting a new weight loss regime can make it more palatable.

Spring Cleaning Benefits

Here are five benefits:

Less clutter = less chaos. Can we all agree that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed these days? It’s bad enough having mental clutter (especially in the digital age), but physical clutter can contribute to feeling overloaded and constricted. A study by Princeton University found that clutter can make it difficult for people to maintain focus on a particular task. It may be hard to get rid of things (almost everyone plays the game of “what if I need this someday?”), but the additional space, increased sense of focus, and control gained are priceless.

Less dust = more breathability. Did you know that the average home collects 40 pounds of dust each year? Dust, soot, dirt, and grime grow in the least obvious places. If left unchecked, these particles settle in homes and can also infiltrate respiratory systems. So, getting rid of dust and letting in some new air can work wonders for your ability to breathe (especially if you have asthma, allergies, or other breathing issues). Besides, there’s nothing like breathing fresh air to make a space feel new.

Fewer germs = less infection. Sanitizing surfaces and removing dirt also get rid of germs and bacteria. In this day and age, the fewer germs and bacteria roaming around, the less likely a cold, flu, or other diseases will occur.

Healthier nutrition = better health. You clear a path towards more vitality by purging expired ingredients and food. When ingredients are old and stale, they lend themselves to bacteria and bland food. Getting rid of them means healthier (and tastier) recipes and meals.

Free exercise. There is no need to pack a gym bag – spring cleaning meets you right where you are. Spring cleaning isn’t as demanding as, say, training to run a triathlon, but it all depends on the effort you put into it. An Indiana University study found that people who lived in clean houses tend to have much better health than those who lived in messy ones. (And besides, doing something is better for your body than sitting on the couch and watching Netflix, right?).

With this, and so many other benefits available to you, it’s time to pick up that feather duster and get your spring cleaning on.


Let us help with your spring cleaning. McJunk can haul away all your unwanted items in one easy step. Our teams will sort and then recycle, donate or dispose of each item. So give us a call at 919-850-4377 and schedule a pick-up today.