Your home should be a place of peace and comfort, not mess and clutter. Improve your life by reducing clutter and reap the benefits of physical health, mental health, and a more welcoming home. Here is a list of reasons why you should declutter your home.
Reduce Allergies and Discomfort
Excessive clutter has a direct effect on the number of harmful pathogens in your house. Reducing clutter will lead to reduced dust, pet hair, and even mold. If you suffer from allergies outside of hay fever season, try cleaning up around your home to cut down on the sniffles.
Gain More Space
Cleaning up your floors of clutter increases the amount of usable floor space. This comes with the added benefit of making your home feel larger than it actually is; you won’t believe how good it feels to see how much space your home has!
Spend Less Time Searching
The National Association of Professional Organizers found that the average American will have spent the equivalent of one year searching for lost or misplaced items by the end of their life. Cutting clutter and getting organized will save you time (based on that study, a lot of time).
Easier To Welcome Guests
Let’s be honest, how many times have you avoided inviting friends over because you knew you’d have a lot of cleaning to do? Strengthen your friendships and make your home more welcoming by keeping your house clean of clutter.
Improve Mental Health
A messy house leads to a messy mind. Clutter leads to overstimulation and increased stress. Studies show that messes are directly related to levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. The more you have going on around you, the more difficult it is to focus on what’s important.
Now that you know the reasons why you should declutter your home, clean up the house and allow yourself to take a deep breath (without breathing in excessive dust).