When it comes to decluttering our home it can sometimes seem like a chore. And if we see decluttering as a chore, then it’s something we definitely won’t be putting at the top of our priorities any time soon! It can seem like a mountain of a task. But there are lots of reasons as to why decluttering is good for you! For all of us!
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.
Why Is Decluttering Good For You?
Decluttering can bring some of the joy back to your home and to our well being. It can become a great lifestyle choice with benefits all around. So often we can get used to clutter when it may be linked to our state of mind or something emotional that we might not even be aware of.
Decluttering 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 inevitable. 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.
If it’s too overwhelming to declutter everything in a day, don’t worry. You can start by looking at a few daily tasks that will help minimize the clutter. Or a couple of simple quick declutter wins will motivate you to the bigger declutter task.
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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. This is providing that areas and surfaces get cleaned during the decluttering process! Once you get started with decluttering it will be almost impossible to put things back to a spot that hasn’t been cleaned.
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! You will save so much time! When your home is organized you feel so much happier.
Also if you are planning any design changes decluttering will help you clarify what you do and do not need. Always declutter before you plan on making any changes or bring in anything new.
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!
Making those decisions in the decluttering process, what goes out. And what comes in, buying new things will strengthen your decision muscle. It’s amazing the everyday things we can’t make a decision on. This will transcend into other areas in our life. The more we do it the easier it gets.
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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 distracted 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.
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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 being an important part of our self care. And that is why decluttering is good for us.
Decluttering may be simple but it might not always be easy to get going. There’s no right way to do it. Start with small wins or tackle it head on. It’s up to you. The only way to find out is to start! What’s your action plan?
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