When you declutter, organize and bring your home in line with your plan or dream, 4 great benefits show up almost automatically.
Have you ever thought that decluttering could help you save serious money, reduce troublesome stress levels, ratchet up your productivity, and in a word lift your spirits and self-esteem? It can, and, so to speak, will bring a fuller package of benefits than you might have imagined.
Reduce Stress and Raise Your Health
Your outer world is most often a reflection of your inner “world” which means that a cluttered home can lead to excessive levels of stress. How can this happen? In several ways actually, including:
Shame– you may begin avoiding having company because you are embarrassed about the state of your home.
Reminders– all the tangled stuff is a continual reminder of things you need to get done and haven’t.
Activities– your favorite activities become harder to enjoy, as there is no room!
Clutter overloads the brain and emotions. So when you declutter, your mental and physical health systems sigh with relief and surge with energy. This is because the brain’s stress alert system goes off red alert and stops pumping in too many hormones.
Save Serious Money
Do you shop to forget about your problems? If shopping makes you feel better about living, you may find your home too full of clutter fast.
Then there’s the lost or misplaced items that you are constantly repurchasing and/or duplicating. When you get through the cleaning process, don’t be surprised to find multiple rolls of tape, keys, money, shoes, tools, pens and a hundred other lost items.
Tip: As you toss duplicate and other needless items into your declutter, organize and clean hopper, make a list of the serious money you’ll be saving in the future.
Want to gain a year in your life? NAPO reports the average American spends this much time looking for lost objects in his or her life!
Do you work from an office in your house? When you regularly have to struggle to find things such as scattered pens or even buried credit cards, for example, or search through or rearrange piles of paper, the process not only wastes time, but diverts your focus from your prime task and can eventually make you feel you’re not fully professional.
Don’t have a home office? Imagine, for example, how much easier a day of doing laundry is when organizing your soaps and cleaning supplies means you can locate things immediately. Multiply that by other areas, such as your kitchen pantry, garage or the dreaded bedroom closet, and you can see what rich by-products decluttering brings.
Elevate Self Esteem
Do you want an instant self-esteem boost? Then declutter, organize and simplify where you live! You’ll feel better about yourself as it all comes together. A sense of accomplishment, relief, and joy almost always follows. You’ll also be more able to relax in your surroundings when you are not tripping over toys, shoes and other common clutter.
When you declutter, organize and, so to speak, physically love the home you live in, you’ll feel more confident and mentally vibrant, likely save some serious money, and get more done with less effort. Of course, your home will look great, too!
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Steve B. Brown, Ph.D., is a retired research professor. Steve started ClutterControlGuide.com as a free resource for others who wanted to feature speed and simplicity when decluttering and organizing their homes.