Spring brings a sense of new life and brightness after the long winter months. According to a recent study by the University of Minnesota, your home and work environment can impact your well-being in the following ways:
- Influence Your Mood – Research studies reveal that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety.
- Impact Your Behavior and Motivation to Act – A cluttered hall with shoes, bags, and other items may invite you to drop what you are carrying there, whereas a clean entryway with adequate storage will encourage you to take the time to put the item away.
- Facilitate or Discourage Interactions in Your Family and with Guests – An inviting space with comfortable chairs can encourage people to sit and chat.
- Create or Reduce Stress – Impacts not only your emotional, but also physical health and longevity!
Here are a few suggestions to prepare your home for the spring and summer months:
- Get Organized: This is a perfect time get rid of items around the house you only use in the cooler months. Items such as blankets, extra candles and even clearing away winter wear from your hallway closets can help declutter your commonly used spaces.
- Get Floors Professionally Cleaned: Whether you have carpet, hardwood, tile or another material, you should look into having a professionally cleaning performed. A professional cleaning will not only prolong the life of your flooring but will make your home feel instantly cleaner.
- Get Windows Cleaned: When was the last time your outside windows were cleaned? Rain and snow, yes, Las Vegas received both this year, have probably dirtied your windows. Clean windows will brighten up the inside and outside of your home.
- Clean Window Coverings and Curtains: There is also a good chance you have not cleaned your window coverings or curtains. Follow recommended cleaning procedures to avoid damage and increase longevity.
Do your window treatments currently allow your home to transition from one season to the next? Do they keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter? If not, then now might be time to look into getting custom window treatments that have your home looking good and providing year round comfort.