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It’s the start of spring cleaning season and now you have the perfect excuse to clean it out every inch of your home (like your attic perhaps. Face it, everyone can use a little extra space. Plus, a clean home just feels good. Even better, science has shown cleaning has tangible health benefits. Keep reading for the five ways spring cleaning and junk removal positively affects your health.
Stagnant spaces in the winter are breeding grounds for the types of mold, mildew, and pet dander that, when combined with the pollen produced during the spring, can lead to sneezing fits and a constantly-stuffy nose. Regularly vacuuming and dusting your home drastically reduces these airborne inhibitors. It will help you breathe deeper and give your immune system a much-needed boost.
A 2011 study in The Journal of Neuroscience found that “multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout the visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing capacity of the visual system.” Translation? Having a lot of junk around doesn’t just clutter up your physical space, it also does the same to your head. Also, unsurprisingly, junk removal makes it easier to find the items you do need.
Some people think cleaning can be stressful. Well, it might be if you’re rushing to get everything in respectable shape before the in-laws show up for the holidays. However, there’s plenty of research to show that planned, mindless cleaning can do wonders for your mental health. One Scottish study found that as little as 20 minutes of vigorous cleaning can reduce anxiety levels by 20%. Another study, conducted in Sweden over a 15-year period, found a similar decrease in the amount of fatal cardiovascular disease for putting in roughly the same amount of time fo work.
Bedrooms aren’t treated as the sacred spaces they are. Mounds of clothes, messy sheets, and general clutter affect your sleep cycle in the same way they do your productivity. Removing everything except for the bare necessities — a bed, lamp, chest of drawers, and nightstand — can help you get to sleep faster and stay in a state of deep, restful sleep longer.
You’ve done the hard work of vacuuming, scrubbing, shifting, airing out, and Fabreezing every inch of your home, now let Junk Shot take care of hauling away everything you’ve cleared out. Just download the Junk Shot app, snap some pictures, get a quote and set up an appointment — all from your phone. We’ll be there to pick up everything so you don’t have to haul it a second time.
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