The Mindfulness of Spring Cleaning

The Mindfulness of Spring Cleaning

Spring has officially arrived. For me, that means “spring cleaning” will take place in my home. As I gather products into my Grove account I will admit, I get pretty excited. It’s a time to wipe away remnants of cold and flu season and get rid of all unwanted items that have been stored for a day that will probably never come. 

I know there are others like me, who love the beginning of warm days, opening windows and airing out our homes. As a matter of fact, according to Offer Up’s survey of 2000 adults; 70% of Americans say tidying their home offers them a feeling of accomplishment, 61% say it makes them feel “destressed” and 54% say they experience a sense of “relaxation”. 

This doesn’t at all surprise me as there has also been a small study published in the journal Mindfulness that found participants who actually took a moment to inhale the scent of the soap and allowed the warm water absorb their skin – reported a 27% reduction in nervousness along with a 25% improvement in “mental inspiration”. 

Apparently, I am in the group of people who feel a sense of empowerment by getting rid of needless objects cluttering up my home. So I will just sit back patiently wait for my box of lavender cleaning products to hit my front porch.

Today's blog: Spring has officially arrived. For Jenn Riffee, that means “spring cleaning” will take place in her home - meaning it's time to bust out the cleaning products and wipe away remnants of cold & flu season!