Spring Cleaning [deep dreaded sigh], is it really that necessary?
More than any period in history, Americans view cleaning as a way to protect their families and keep them healthy. The tradition of Spring Cleaning (the deep clean) gets Five Stars this year!
Top O’ the Charts:
1. Protection. Unless you’ve been in a time capsule this past year and are just now exiting the chamber, you’ve heard countless times the importance of cleanliness. Without a doubt, it is essential to keep your hands clean and the surfaces they touch. We owe it to ourselves and our families to keep them safe.
2.) Prevention. Clean hands prevent germs from sticking around. It has been repeatedly documented that proper handwashing with soap and water more effectively removes germs than hand sanitizer. The same goes for clean homes. One of the easiest ways to prevent the spread of germs is to keep our environments as clean as possible.
3.) Poison. To protect our families and prevent the spread of germs and illness, we need to be sure the household cleaning products we are using are not poisonous! To safeguard loved ones, be sure you are not cooking up a toxic household cleaning cocktail.
This is where Brightly Green comes in to save the day!
Clean homes do not require strong chemicals to combat germs. Let me say that again. Clean homes do not require strong chemicals to combat germs. For decades we, as a culture, have bought into the belief that chemicals clean; end of story.
Research from the American Lung Association and many independent sources have shown otherwise. It has been cited that chemical cleaning products are posing risks to the respiratory system and interfering with hormones.
Nature has powerful cleaning agents within itself! Plant-based cleaning products can lift germs from surfaces. Brightly Green has sustainable, all-natural products to lift germs from any surface in your home effectively! Brightly Green products a safe choice to naturally and effectively clean your home.
Still need convincing?
1.) Spring Cleaning is good for mental health. It creates a sense of new and fresh beginnings. After last year, who doesn’t need a mental health boost!
2.) Spring Cleaning keeps more money in your wallet. Annual cleaning tasks such as: cleaning behind the stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer are not tasks we get excited to conquer, but they are economically wise jobs to do, especially when it comes to the refrigerator and dryer. Cleaning the air intake vents prolong the life of the appliances. Don’t forget the dryer lint duct. These task-horse appliances come with a hefty price tag should you need to replace them! Maintenance is king, and cleaning them properly will add years to their life cycle.
3.) Modern homes still get the “winter stuffies.”
Airing out our homes is still a healthy practice. And if we are going to air out the house, we might as well wash those windows (both sides) and clean curtains and blinds while we are at it!
In the American frontier era, Spring Cleaning marked the end of the long stuffy winter months fueled by the wood fire. Soot-covered walls and windows (not to mention anything and everything soot falls on) needed to be washed down, and the cabin aired out.
Some traditions are worth keeping and Spring Cleaning’s deep clean has health benefits that should outweigh the dread of the task.
Springboard into Practices for Success:
1.) Get the right supplies. All-natural household cleaners are effective for supporting a healthy, safe home environment. Remember, it’s about lifting and removing germs, not setting off a nuclear reaction to eradicate them. Leave the toxic chemical cleaners on the shelf, for your family’s sake!
2.) Do the most challenging part first; the rest will come easier.
If it’s cleaning behind those hefty appliances, knock that out and give yourself your first mental health boost.
3.) Pace yourself.
This isn’t a marathon!
Do one or two rooms a week, cleaning from top to bottom. Remember, ceiling fans and baseboards need a good wiping down.
4.) Product/Cleaning tips. Brightly Green has products for every cleaning application in your home.
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5.) Music boosts any task! Put your favorite playlist on while you clean.
--to a healthier You and home!