I think when it comes to decluttering our home it can sometimes seem like a chore. And if we see it as a chore then it’s something we defintely won’t be putting at the top of our priorities any time soon!
There’s been lots of studies done on how decluttering is beneficial for us in multiple ways. Including our health. Not forgetting the purely aesthetic reasons too. A well designed home needs some kind of organizational system. A good foundation you might say. There’s rarely a nice and comfortable home that you want to stay in that isn’t organized.
Our homes are supposed to be our haven but have evolved into many other things! With so many different things woven in our lives, it’s adapted to home office, a gym, social and entertainment. So with all our homes have had to become it can get a little messy at times. But that doesn’t mean we have to get used to living in a place we don’t enjoy and love.
Decluttering can bring some of the joy back to your home and to our well being. It can become a lifestyle choice with benefits all around. So often we can get used to clutter when it maybe linked to our state of mind or something emotional that we might not even be aware of. It is an important part of our self care. Here are some of the reasons why decluttering can benefit you and your lifestyle.
1. Reduces Stress & Anxiety
It’s often said that the state of your home is reflection of your state of mind. Sometimes life can get overwhelming and that translates into other areas of life, including our home. Having a family and mess about is invitable. But it’s a different story when it starts to build up. And that can add to whatever other anxiety and stresses we have going on.
Decluttering your home can help relieve some of those stresses and makes you feel you’re in control again. This hopefully should have a knock on effect in other areas of you life you might have been avoiding. This increases your energy and put you in a better state of mind. Improving your well being overall.
You can start by concentrating on a few daily routines that will help minimize the clutter.
2. Reduces Allergens
The less stuff you have around the home the less there is to clean. Which means less dust and allergens floating about the house.
3. An Organized Home
In other words this means you can find things! You don’t have to look in 10 different places while overturning every item to find the one thing you’re looking for. It makes life a whole lot easier! We all know how it feels when we’re about to leave out the door and make ourselves late from not being able to find something.
Having an organized home frees up your time. The household will run a lot more smoothly and so will your days!
4. New Items Are Carefully Considered
What’s great about having an organized home is that you know what you have. So when considering purchasing new items you can stop and think “Do I really need this?” “Do we have the space for it?” “Is this something I really love?”
With your home in order you will definitely think twice about what you’re bringing in to your home. Which will help you out in the finance department. This doesn’t mean you have to go minimalist although for some people that might be an option!
5. Productivity Increases
When you finally get in the right frame of mind to declutter and start to get things in order, that means you’ve taken action. Even if it’s just small steps it’s a start. Just make sure you finish. The more you do it the easier it gets. After you’ve gotten your home organized you’ll be ready to take on other challenges in your life.
Every day tasks and things you may have been putting off will feel a lot easier to take on. There’s less around for you to get disracted by and you’re able to focus a lot more. This will definitely help if you’re working from home. The less distractions there are the happier you will be, increasing your productivity and creativity.
6. A Better Sleep
Now your home is organized, you can find what you’re looking for. You’re a lot calmer you should get a better sleep. Your bedroom is one of the most important places to keep tidy. It needs to be a place of peace and calm. If you’re not sleeping well it’s going to affect you hugely. Don’t let it be the stuff around your home interfering with your sleep.
With your home in order you can enjoy your home properly. You can see what might need changing in terms of furniture and layout and what is and isn’t working for you. Changing your room layout might your next step. Or maybe a few home decor upgrades and improvements and maybe you’re just happy how it is for the time being.
Decluttering is one of the most simple ways to improve your home and life over all. As well as including it as a part of self care. It may be simple but it might not always be easy to get going. The only way to find out is to start! What’s your action plan? Do you declutter? If so how often? Let me know in the comments below!
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