Spring in New England represents a seasonal change and an ideal time to organize your home and car before the summer sunshine. Spring cleaning not only removes allergens, but studies show psychological benefits including stress relief, increased energy and feelings of happiness! However, many of us don’t realize spring-cleaning can also make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Check out the tips below to make your spring cleaning more meaningful:
Declutter Your Home and Get Rewarded For Giving Back:
Many people use spring cleaning to organize closets and vehicles. Don’t stress about clothing piles, dusty toys, or the plethora of random treasures you thought were lost. It only takes a few trash bags to contain the clutter. Before you throw anything away consider donating gently-used essentials to individuals in need through a local charity in your community. More than 268,000 Massachusetts children under age 12 live in low-income or poverty-stricken households without proper fitting shoes, jackets, or backpacks for school. Local community organizations like Cradles to Crayons in Massachusetts provide clothing, school supplies and other essentials kids in need so they can thrive at home, at school, and at play. From now until April 29th consider this bonus, donate gently used kid’s shoes (adult sizes 1-9 or child/infant sizes 0-13) at any ScrubaDub and receive a free UltraShine wax ($10 value) with your car wash. Can’t make it to a ScrubaDub before April 29th, you can still receive a FREE car wash when you donate $10 online to provide new kids shoes CLICK HERE. When you’re ready to donate any items you’ve collected for the kids simply drop off in a donation bin near your home CLICK HERE.
Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Car:
The average American spends the equivalent of seven 40-hour work weeks behind the wheel each year commuting to and from work plus family obligations. A dirty car can elevate levels of cortisol – the stress hormone – resulting in feelings of fatigue, tiredness and depression. Plus, beyond standard psychological benefits, a cleaner vehicle improves your health. Numerous studies have measured air quality and bacteria growth in vehicles. Pet dander, dust, pollen and other allergens tend to collect in carpeting, and can cause allergies or other health issues for drivers. After a New England winter, whether you need an interior vacuum, steam cleaning or hand wax to replenish the layer of protection on your vehicle’s surface consider booking a detail appointment for your car online (CLICK HERE) and bring a gently used pair of shoes to donate. At ScrubaDub we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we do business. Learn more about the different ways we help local charities and fundraising events (CLICK HERE).
As you plan for summer living, remember spring cleaning can not only improve your quality of life, but can also make a difference in the lives of others. So, what are you waiting for? Start digging into those closets and creating a path towards a cleaner and brighter future. We can all benefit from some spring cleaning with meaning.