You might want to declutter your home and living space for countless reasons. Maybe you're simplifying your life, making more room for the things you love, or simply wanting to have less stuff. But organization experts – as well as health experts – recognize the many health benefits that come from decluttering. Mental health benefits are right at the top of the list, but decluttering can have some surprising benefits for your overall health, too!
Improved Air Quality. Air circulation is a vital part of keeping the air in your home clean. When your house is full of clutter, it's also filled with extra places for pollutants such as allergens, mold, dust mites, pet dander, and other airborne particles to collect and spread. Plus, if your home is filled with lots of extra stuff, some of it could be blocking a vent or air intake. With less clutter, air can circulate freely, leading to better air quality and better health.
Better Sleep. Who wouldn't like to sleep better? Organization experts have frequently pointed out that people who reduce clutter – especially in the place where they sleep – report less anxiety and better sleep. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Make it so.
Less Mess Means Less Stress. It's not just anecdotal, either. Research has actually shown that reducing clutter can lead to a reduction in cortisol, the hormone linked to stress. Stress is bad for the body in any number of ways. Not only does stress impact your productivity, your quality of life, and your feeling of self-confidence, but it has physical effects on the body that can lead to all sorts of problems. Fortunately, you may be able to reduce some of the stress in your life simply by reducing the clutter that surrounds you every day.
Improved Family Relationships. Reducing clutter doesn't just relieve stress on you, either. Clutter can create tension within the family, and spending extra time looking for something can take valuable time away from doing things together. Less clutter around the house means more family fun time!
More Time for YOU! Less clutter means more efficiency. It's as simple as that. Cleaning up around the house is faster and easier, you can find things when you need them, and you have the space and focus that you need for hobbies and other projects that you might otherwise put off. Decluttering your home is often a way to declutter your life, and that makes everything better.
Self-Satisfaction. Decluttering can lead to you feeling better about yourself. After all, there's a sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing a project, and decluttering is not just one project on its own. It can also open the way for you to complete other projects that you've been putting off because you lacked the time or the space or simply because other things were getting in the way. Plus, if you're thinking of decluttering, chances are it's because you're unsatisfied with your living space as it is. Making it more comfortable will increase your quality of life overall. Decluttering can benefit our lives in many ways. And just as there are many kinds of clutter, there are many ways to go about removing it. Just because you need to get something out of your house doesn't mean you necessarily want to part with it forever. For those items and anything else that needs a home away from home, there's Countryside Self Storage, offering self storage units in Joplin, MO as well as Pittsburg and Frontenac, KS.