Doing a deep clean of your home is a long, boring task the certainly tires you out. It always takes longer than you think it will, but once you get started, you can’t stop. This is enough to put anybody off doing this mammoth chore, and you might have found yourself pushing it back again and again to avoid it. However, it is important to have a yearly clear out of your home if you want to have the best living environment for you and your family. Below are some of the benefits to clearing out your home that makes it worth all of the hard work.
One of the main reasons you need to be doing an annual deep clean and clear out at home is for the sake of your health. Even if the areas you can see are regularly cleaned, bacteria, pests, dirt, and dust will gather in every part of your home. Have you ever looked under your sofa and seen a thick over of dust over your carpets? Or paid close attention to the bottom of your kitchen cabinets that have become greasy and sticky? Not is this unpleasant to look at, if left unchecked it could result in health hazards. Airing your house out regularly by opening the windows a letting a breeze through can also help to create a healthier living environment.
Create More Space
You might also be surprised at how spacious your home is after you get rid of unwanted items and rearranging your furniture. Everyone gathers a collection of clutter over time, and even within one year, you can bring so much home it can start taking over your house. If you have started to feel cramped and claustrophobic in your living space, take this as a sign it’s time for your annual clear-out. Dedicate a weekend to sort through your things, anything you don’t want or need anymore can be throw away or sold if you want to make some extra cash. The general rule of thumb for decluttering is that if you haven’t used it within a year or two, it can go. Sentimental items can be kept, of course, but be honest with yourself about how attached you truly are to things to avoid slipping into hoarder territory.
Discover Lost and Forgotten Items
Speaking of sentimental items, an annual clear-out of your home could help you to discover belongings that you had forgotten about or thought were lost. You could even come up with creative ways to up-cycle old belongings and turn them into something new, which is ideal for those cherished items that might have become worn out. For example, if you have old t-shirts from concerts, vacations, or even your kid’s old clothes, that you want to keep but no longer fit, why not turn them into a t shirt blanket?
Revamp Your Home Décor
Finally, a good clear-out can help you to improve the overall aesthetics of your home. Not only will it feel more spacious and organized, but you can introduce new decorative items such as candles, artwork on your walls, or houseplants to make the place feel new. If your tastes have changed or you feel your décor is out of date, this is a cheap and easy way to refresh your living space without having to completely redecorate.
If you have been putting off a clear-out and deep clean of your home, don’t do it any longer. For all these benefits and more, it’s time to throw yourself into some spring cleaning!