The flowers are starting to bloom in Florida and it’s time to prepare for our favorite season, SPRING! In many households, that means it’s also time to wipe winter away with a serious spring cleaning. But did you know that, in addition to making your home sparkle, it can also benefit your health and well-being?
At Kong Management Group, the cleanliness and upkeep of our properties is our first priority. In fact, we’ve recently completed annual property inspections of our vacation homes, making sure everything is in top condition for our guests. Here are some of our favorite reasons why spring cleaning is good for your home and family, too:
- SPRING CLEANING MAKES YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE.
Researchers have found disorganization and clutter contribute to poor concentration, making it harder for you to focus on everyday tasks. When your home is clean and organized, it’s actually quicker and easier for your entire family to follow daily routines and to maintain a tidy household!
- SPRING CLEANING HELPS YOU BREATHE EASIER.
A deep spring cleaning can help remove allergens from the home, specifically dust and mold, and help keep your family healthy. Vacuum all carpet, dust thoroughly, wash all upholstery, and pay special attention to areas of high moisture, like the kitchen and bathrooms.
In Florida, spring also brings higher levels of pollen, but using your air conditioning can help filter the air and help reduce your allergy symptoms. Just make sure to regularly change your air filters!
- SPRING CLEANING BOOSTS YOUR MOOD.
The process of decluttering and cleaning may seem tedious, but it can increase your energy levels and leave you feeling happier! If you’ve ever seen Marie Kondo in action, you should know that the process of cleaning and organizing your home can be very satisfying! Also, consider spring cleaning as a great opportunity to donate items to a local charity (in good condition) that you no longer need or use. Talk about another reason to feel good!
- SPRING CLEANING IS A STRESS-BUSTER.
Studies show that the link between a cluttered home and stress is very real! A messy home can leave you feeling anxious, irritable, and even ashamed – and all these feelings contribute to stress! By cleaning and organizing your home, you are making your environment more soothing and removing a stressor from your life. For some people, the act of spring cleaning is relaxing and even therapeutic!
- SPRING CLEANING IS A FAMILY EVENT.
When the entire family is involved, spring cleaning can be a lot quicker and a whole lot more fun. Put on some of your family’s favorite upbeat music and dance your way to tidier home. Get the cleaning and organizing started in a common area that everyone uses and make each person responsible for one part of it. Make sure the tasks are age-appropriate, too. Good jobs for children include dusting furniture, wiping down baseboards, or picking up their bedrooms. You could even make cleaning a contest to keep the kids motivated!
A great reward for all this cleaning would be a stay with Kong Vacation Homes during a family get-away to Florida! If you head to Hallandale Beach or Tampa Bay, our homes are the perfect place to relax while you enjoy Florida’s popular beaches and springtime attractions. Contact us at 866-499-9026 or check out our website for more information about how you can vacation to the fullest!