5 Ways Spring Cleaning Increases Productivity

Spring beckons. 

That time of year is approaching when we get to throw open the windows (at least part of the day before it plummets by 30 degrees), let in some fresh air, and get down to the nitty-gritty of decluttering our lives.

But did you know that this annual purge does more than just make your space look Instagram-worthy? Yep, it turns out, giving your home a good ol’ scrub can actually ramp up your productivity. 

Let’s dive into the five ways spring cleaning has us working smarter, not harder.

1. A Clear Space Means a Clear Mind

First thing’s first: clutter is the arch-nemesis of focus. Though there have been various attempts to broker peace between the two, the best they can do is agree to disagree. 

Ever tried to concentrate on a task with a pile of unsorted mail staring you down? It’s like each unopened envelope is whispering, “Hey, look at me instead! And keep me away from the paper shredder.” 

By clearing away the clutter, you’re not just tidying up your space; you’re giving your brain the go-ahead to concentrate on the tasks that matter. It’s pretty amazing how a clean desk can lead to a more focused mind and less self-shaming. 

2. Discovering Lost Treasures

You’re not going to happen upon the Lost City of El Dorado, but when you spring-clean, you can rediscover resources you forgot you had, like a pair of wireless headphones hibernating under a stack of papers in your desk drawer. 

That’s the universe giving you a productivity high-five. By organizing your stuff, everything you need is within easy reach, which means less time wasted searching for things and more time getting down to business.

3. Stress Less, Do More

Chaos amps up anxiety, which causes stress. 

A clean and organized space can feel like a sanctuary from the world’s chaos (maybe I should trademark that). 

This sense of calm can lower stress levels, making it easier to tackle your to-do list without feeling overwhelmed. Plus, when you’re less stressed, you’re more likely to approach tasks with a positive mindset, which is a productivity booster in itself.

4. Energize Your Space

Some days energy can be in short supply. 

Red Bull may give you wings, but you can get a lift without the weird chemicals by some basic cleaning. Cleaning can be a form of exercise which gets the blood pumping and increases your overall energy. Imagine how toned your fingers will become when you spray Windex and wipe down your windows.  

5. Routine as a Ramp-Up

Lastly, establishing a spring cleaning routine can spill over into other areas of your life. 

When you get into the habit of regularly decluttering and organizing, it’s easier to maintain a schedule and keep on top of tasks. Speaking of which, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be relegated to spring. It is not against the law of domesticity to apply the same commitment to the other seasons. 

And if it is, there’s no better way to become an outlaw.   


Keeping it real with the spring theme, be sure to check out our sidewalk sale. From baby sock sets and onesies to coffee mugs and martini glasses, you’ll find a lot of great deals on our inventory. Enjoy! 

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