The Spring Equinox is around the corner! Let our caregivers help you keep a tidy space with some Spring cleaning.
Here are five benefits of keeping a tidy space:
It prevents injuries.
About one in four adults 65 and up fall each year, resulting in 2.8 million ER visits according to the National Council on Aging. Help your loved ones remove tripping hazards, get rid of throw rugs, and keep your walkways clear to prevent falls.
It’s a proven de-stressor.
More clutter = more stress! Cleaning and organizing your space lets you enjoy a tidier and more organized environment. Eliminating external clutter may also help free yourself from internal mental clutter. To help de-stress faster, try cleaning products with calming scents like lavender and eucalyptus.
Cleaning supports a strong immune system.
With a new season comes seasonal allergies. It’s not only pollen that can cause those seasonal sneezing fits. Dust, mildew, mold, pet dander, and even bugs can be immune system triggers. Cluttered homes also tend to gather a lot of these pollutants during the winter months. Keeping a clean space will help to remove these triggers and keep your immune system strong and healthy.
A clean bedroom will help you get a good night’s sleep.
People who make their beds regularly are more likely to sleep well on a regular basis. Research also shows that sleeping on clean sheets with a fresh scent will help facilitate a better, deeper sleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, clear the clutter from your bedroom, change your sheets, and try a natural room spray.
Decreasing clutter decreases distractions, and has significant effects on your ability to focus. Having a clear physical space actually frees up mental space that allows you to concentrate on tasks more fully.