Spring Cleaning: What You Need To Know


Isabella Hansen

Spring cleaning can be a hassle. Whether you are a mom cleaning your child’s room or a teenager hoping for a reward, cleaning is a big part of everyone’s lives. A cluttered house can cause mental health problems for a lot of people.

A study published in the “Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin” shows that women with a cluttered house are more likely to be depressed than women with a clean home. 

To keep your house clean throughout the entire year and to have good mental health, here are a few cleaning tips:

Split your house into chunks. Whether it’s bedroom to bedroom or project to project, splitting up your home makes the cleaning task less daunting. If spring cleaning takes multiple days, that’s okay!

Don’t let your house get too messy. If you do a 10-20 minute clean up after every day, when the time comes to spring clean, your house will already be clean enough that spring cleaning won’t take the entire day/week.

Don’t keep unnecessary items such as old clothes, broken items, etc. Keeping things in your house that do not serve a purpose creates more clutter and a harder job for you when it comes time to clean. 

Last but certainly not least, stock your supplies. Before cleaning, make a list of supplies you need to clean. Running out of supplies while you are in the mood to clean can be the worst thing to happen while cleaning. So, don’t let that happen. 

With all of these tips, I hope you are excited this year for spring cleaning, but you may still be asking yourself, when am I supposed to clean? Many people say to spring clean the first day of Spring. Though the weather usually doesn’t become warm/Spring-like until weeks after spring starts. So as long as you get the cleaning done, who cares when it is? 


Gordon, Sherri. “Mental Health Benefits of Cleaning and Decluttering.” Verywell Mind, Verywell Mind, 3 Apr. 2023, https://www.verywellmind.com/how-mental-health-and-cleaning-are-connected-5097496?scrlybrkr=4d744f8e.