It's the first day of spring. Which means it's SPRING CLEANING time . . . you know, that thing most of us talk about doing every year but don't actually do.
Maybe you should this year though. Because according to a new study, it might make you HAPPIER.
Researchers polled 2,000 people, and found that every hour of cleaning you do each week is associated with a 53% boost in overall happiness.
(It's not clear what the upper limit is on it, but there's gotta be one. Try cleaning for 40 hours a week, and see how happy you feel about it.)
The survey found people who actually ENJOY cleaning are also 25% happier overall.
80% of people said they feel more relaxed when their home is clean. 77% feel more focused. 72% sleep better. And 72% said they're more productive.
60% of parents also said their kids are able to study better when their room is clean. And 49% said they behave better too.