If you’ve been putting off tidying up your home, you may not want to put it off any longer.
A new survey of 2,000 American homeowners found 78 percent believe there’s a direct link between their home’s tidiness and their well-being. Three-quarters agree their stress levels increase when the inside of their home is messy and 70 percent believe this carries over when their outdoor spaces are unkempt.
After two years of the pandemic, 75 percent of homeowners say they don’t know where they’d be without their outdoor space – with an additional 71 percent saying that it served as an “oasis” during this time.
However, homeowners may want to get to their spring cleaning checklist sooner rather than later. Of those who regularly do spring cleaning (over 1,600 respondents), 72 percent feel their spring cleaning also plays a role in improving their well-being. Other motivations to clean include feeling productive (53%), welcoming the change of seasons (48%), and preparing for other spring activities (47%).