There’s no doubt that clearing away clutter in your home can help you feel more organized and less cramped. But did you also know that it can also have an impact on your mental health as well? Here are just a few examples:
Research conducted at Princeton University shows that people who live in an organized and uncluttered environment are able to concentrate better. When you are surrounded by clutter, your brain gets distracted. You are not able to focus on the task at hand as you should because your brain now has too many other distractions. This can lead to stress and incomplete work.
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If you are a creative person, you should do your best to keep your home free from clutter. An organized workspace allows creativity to thrive. You are essentially freeing up your brain from having to worry about the clutter, which allows you to put that brainpower to work related to art, writing or music.
It’s been proven that an organized home and lifestyle will affect your personality. If you constantly have to deal with the stress of clutter in your home, it begins to create stress and frustration that spills over to your personal life. On the other hand, when you are able to free your home from clutter, it can reduce stress and allow you, your friends, family and co-workers to see a happier you.
To understand how a messy or cluttered home can cause stress, just listen to the results of a study of mothers conducted at UCLA. Research completed during this study showed that a mother’s stress level hits an all time high when they are dealing with the organization of their belongings. When belongings in the home are well organized and simplified, the stress levels decrease and allow us all to feel more at peace.
This is a big one! Think about how often you have gone out to purchase something that you know you already have, but can’t find because it’s lost in the garage or in a storage closet. When you take the time to declutter and organize your home, you will be able to keep better track of your possessions and not have to waste money on replacing lost items.
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