Oh, spring cleaning. It always has the power to make me vaguely ashamed that I didn’t do a better job cleaning during, well, the entire rest of the year.

But emptying, cleaning, and reorganizing your closets, thoroughly scrubbing your sinks, and moving furniture to vacuum all the accumulated dust and pollen does have another benefit besides a sparkling home that smells faintly of bleach. It is a bit of a workout. This is why all women with overweight husbands should sell the riding lawnmower and make sure that their husband is out there, pushing that mower once a week. It’s a chore–and it’s good for the cardiovascular system.