5 Surprising Benefits of Decluttering your Home
Updated: May 16
How tidying up can improve your mental health and well being!
Did you know having a cluttered home can affect your mental health? Think about it, when you’re on your way out the door for work in the morning does it frustrate you if you’re missing your matching shoes that go with your outfit your already wearing? Or if your late to work and your wallet is missing? That just shows you one way your mental heath can become effected by a cluttered home.
When your home is clutter free if will reduce your stress and Anxiety The stress from a cluttered home not only effects you but your partner and your children. Just waking up in the morning and looking at it will immediately raise your stress level. According to Psychology today’s article they say, “Clutter causes stress in part because of its excessive visual Stimuli & signals to our brains that our work is never done and creates guilt, anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed”.
Once you have decluttered you will notice it is much easier to clean your home and tidy it. Less stuff everywhere means you can just grab your vacuum and run it over your floors without having to pick up and try to find homes for the stuff that was once maybe scattered on your floors prior to starting the process.
Have you noticed when you sit down to work your brain wanders? You look around and see paperwork on your desk? You suddenly notice the pile of blankets on the armchair? Or you just stop and reorganize your work space before even starting your work? Once you have decluttered you will notice sitting down to work will be so much easier, you will be able to relax and just get to the things you sat down to do without all the clutter around you filling your brain with mental clutter, the clarity and creativity decluttering can bring is worth its weight in gold.
Decluttering will help you find those important Items you once thought were gone forever. While eliminating the things you no longer need you surely find the important things that do. Every project we have been on we have found at least 1 item our clients say “oh man, I’ve been looking for that for so long”. This goes to show you one of the many ways you will greatly benefit from letting go the things that don’t matter.
Clutter attracts many things such Dust, mold, mildew and even pests. So many homes we have been in where our clients just had no idea. We will move a couple items under the sink and find all kinds of surprises. For the health and well being of you and your loved ones please don’t hesitate to start your process today.
In conclusion, decluttering your home has numerous benefits that extend far beyond just having a tidier living space. By eliminating excess items and keeping only what you need and love, you can reduce stress and anxiety, improve the cleanliness and functionality of your home, and even save money. So, take the time to declutter your home, prioritize what is important, and enjoy the peaceful and refreshing feeling that comes with a well-organized living space. Remember, decluttering is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process that can lead to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Start small and stay consistent, and you’ll soon reap the rewards of a clutter-free home.