You might have heard about decluttering. It’s a bit of a trend right now. There are tv shows and books about decluttering your home (and sometimes, the rest of your life), people have decluttering parties, and everyone seems to be telling us that we should do it. You might have read articles about how to declutter, but, why? What’s the point? Decluttering takes a long time, it can mean giving things up and changing lifestyle habits, and it is a big commitment, but why is it worth it? Let’s take a look at some powerful reasons to get started on a big declutter today.
It Will Reduce Stress
Clutter can cause stress. You might have heard the team “a cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind” and this is in some ways true. If you are surrounded by mess, you might find it hard to focus and concentrate. You might always feel low-level stress and be unsure why.
It can also mean that you can’t find things when you are in a rush in the morning, causing you to feel stressed out and hurried, which can have an effect on the rest of your day.
Your Home Will Look Tidier
When you declutter, you shouldn’t just throw away unwanted things, donate stuff to charity and tidy up your rooms. You should also take the time to add clever storage options like new shelving, toy boxes and Amish Baskets to help you to keep your home tidier in the future.
Don’t see decluttering as something that you are doing for right now. Think of it as the start of a new way of life. From now on, you’ll always have a tidier home, and it will look fabulous.
You’ll Live in a Healthier Space
Clutter doesn’t just look messy. It can harm the quality of the air in your home. Clutter gives dust, bacteria, mildew and mold places to grow and hide. When you clean a cluttered house, you are bound to miss bits. Declutter, and you also give everything a good clean. The air in your home will be healthier, and you might find that conditions like asthma are easier to manage.
When You Declutter You Find Things That You’ve Forgotten
Have you ever dived into the back of your wardrobe or closet and come out with something that you haven’t seen for years? Imagine doing this to every cupboard in your home. You might find clothes, books, homeward and other items that you’d long ago forgotten. It can be like getting tons of new stuff without having to spend a penny.
Decluttering Could Make You Money
While decluttering, you won’t just find broken and damaged goods or things that you could love again. You’ll also find plenty of things that you no longer want, but other people might. You could donate some of these things to charity, but other things, you could sell on eBay to make some extra cash.
It’ll Be Easier to Clean
A decluttered home is much easier to clean. Dusting, vacuuming and other chores will be easier and take less time.