After a long, dark winter, there are few things better for your outlook than catching a few rays. Studies show that sunlight can reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, and improve your mood; that’s why Maeve Richmond, founder and head coach of home organizing company Maeve's Method, recommends washing your windows first, before moving on to other tidying tasks. "If there’s only one thing you do during spring cleaning season, it’s windows—inside and outside," she says. Take 20 minutes to wipe panes down. And if it’s too much of a chore, consider hiring a pro. "There are services that people can schedule for this, twice a year, autumn and spring," and the attitude shift could be worth the investment.
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