Today I will be sharing ten reasons why decluttering your home is necessary and how clutter can impact your overall health and quality of living.
When your home is filled with heaps of disorganized papers and your closets are bursting out of their seams, it might be a good idea to start scaling down and getting rid of all those unwanted items.
While a bit of untidiness can boost creativity, clutter can impact your mental and physical health.
7 Reasons Why Decluttering Your Home is Necessary
Chaos Equals Stress
When everything has a place and your home is organized, you know precisely where to find your keys or glasses without scrambling around to find it when you’re in a hurry. It also saves you a lot of trouble and time.
Some studies show that women who view their homes as cluttered have high cortisol (stress hormone) levels compared to those who see their homes as a restful and organized environment.
It Only Gets Harder
If you feel somewhat lost amongst the chaos surrounding you every day, it is time to start decluttering and organizing your living space. You don’t have to do it all in one day.
Start with one room and start sorting through the piles of stuff to see what you can donate, sell or give away to charity. Visually seeing the improvements you are making will automatically lighten your mental load.
Regain Your Focus
It is not easy to focus on essential tasks when so many things are competing for your attention. Being stuck in a disorganized and messy space makes it trickier to stay focused, especially for those suffering from ADHD.
Clutter Worsens Allergies
Many people refer to knickknacks as dust collectors. When you have too much stuff taking up space on your countertops and shelves, it can be challenging to keep your home clean.
If you are allergic to pet dander or dust mites, then decluttering can make it easier to regularly vacuum and dust, subsequently lowering allergy symptoms.
A Home That is More Welcoming
A tidy and clean home feels inviting, not just to you or the ones sharing your space, but also visitors. A cluttered home can do just the opposite.
Hoarding disorder often goes hand in hand with anxiety disorders and depression. Clutter can make people feel isolated and embarrassed and result in them shutting themselves off from the rest of the world.
Fall and Slip Hazzard
Too much clutter can amplify the risk of falling and getting injured. When your floors are covered in too much furniture, heaps of clothing, and boxes, it is easy to trip and fall.
Too much ornaments, books and other items covering your shelves can also cause injury when it falls or a piece of furniture that is overloaded topples over.
Safety Comes First
If your home is filled with piles of flammable items and papers, it could pose a fire hazard.
When a fire is started by something commonplace like a dish towel catching fire or cooking oil going up in flames, the fire could spread quickly, and you might find it hard to make a quick exit with piles of stuff blocking your way. Firefighters might also find it hard to put out the blaze fast.
I hope you have found this article about 7 reasons why decluttering your home is necessary, insightful and that it has inspired you to do some spring cleaning and organizing.
Sending you lots of light, love, and uncluttered vibes.