Why Decluttering Should be a Regular Thing

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Posted on: 15 May 2019 by Emma Parsons

If you’re not one to spend too much time decluttering, you might want to take a look at our reasons below for why decluttering should be a regular thing. You could be harming more than just your Instagram aesthetic when you forgo tidying up your clothes, unmade bed or stay living with poor interior design.

If you’re not one to spend too much time decluttering, you might want to take a look at our reasons below for why decluttering should be a regular thing. You could be harming more than just your Instagram aesthetic when you forgo tidying up your clothes, unmade bed or stay living with poor interior design.

Since we’re heading into the colder months, you might be spending a whole lot more time in the comfort of the climate controlled indoors. That means you need to create a clean space you love to be in.

Take a look below at why you should make decluttering and a clean bedroom and home a regular thing.

 

Your Mental Health is at Risk

To start things off, we’ll take a look over one of the more serious reasons decluttering needs to be a regular in your life.

For starters, a cluttered space doesn’t only create a trip hazard but puts your mind in a constant state of stress or anxiety. Each time you see the area, you’ll be influenced by the work that needs to go into cleaning it, which can damage motivation to do other things around the home. Eventually, this can spiral into decreased focus, depression, poor sleep quality and more.

Keep in mind that, to your body, your home is your sanctuary or safe place. When it’s filled with clutter or designed poorly, you’ll feel trapped in a space that promotes negative thoughts, which can quickly push you into a downward spiral.

 

Cluttered Rooms Cause High-stress and Digestive Issues

Arguably one of the more surprising reasons decluttering needs to be a regular thing for you is that the brain’s stress response to cluttered spaces causes digestive issues.

What this means is that you could be suffering from bloating, indigestion and even stomach pains if you choose to live in a cluttered space. To add to these issues, you could also see weight loss and weight gain problems if you’ forgo decluttering.

Long-term effects or poor digestion and bloating can cause sufferers to overeat, not eat enough or fail to exercise. All of which can cause significant weight and health problems.

 

Clutter Slows Everything Down

To add to our reasons for decluttering, you might have noticed that you find it hard to clean, can't locate items and also struggle to move around the house, bedroom or office if it's filled with clutter. It's not too hard to see that clutter slows everything that we do.

You're basically struggling to physically to move or find things and mentally drained from the space to boot!

We understand that you may just be living in a small space, which is where Spacer might come in handy to store some of those items you don't need to use every day. Though, some touchups and general cleaning here and there is going to work wonders at speeding up your daily chores and home office tasks.

 

Family Relationships and Friendships Can Suffer

A rather obvious issue and one that you can likely relate to is the damage to family and friend relationships when it comes to house parties or dinners.

You’re less likely to invite friends and family for dinner and hang out with them if you believe your home is too cluttered, or a mess, and this has adverse effects on your mental health. Studies and surveys have shown us that up to 42 per cent of people wouldn’t invite friends and family over if they felt their home was too cluttered.

We suggest that if your home is too cluttered or causing friendship-inhibiting issues for you that you reach out to rubbish removers such as 1300 Rubbish. These services will make the decluttering process effortless by putting no limit on how much you can throw away.

 

Messy Environments Cause Exhaustion

Another area where clutter has rather unexpected effects on the mind and body is in relation to fatigue and energy. Research out of Princeton University has revealed that cluttered spaces can result in legitimate exhaustion.

To simplify the findings, the study found that rooms with far too many items or messes overstimulated the brain and caused symptoms of mental exhaustion. In turn, this affected focus, productivity and impaired work ethic.

As we know, sustained exhaustion can cause more than bouts of tiredness, but also result in the advancement or development of depression.

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