When you declutter your home, you'll start to notice unexpected changes that make your life so much easier. Decluttering is often overlooked as a simple method of self-care that impacts all areas of your day-to-day life.
In this article, you'll learn about some of the unexpected ways decluttering your house will make your life better.
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Unexpected Changes You'll Experience When You Declutter Your Home
- You don't need to clean as much. Less stuff = less to clean, maintain, and organize. Even if you're not big on cleaning right now, you probably see things that need to be cleaned all the time. If that's the case, you don't have to worry about future cleaning projects as much!
- Your home will smell better! Getting rid of dusty items, trash, and things that have been around too long will freshen up your house. Clutter attracts mold, dust, and other allergens that smell bad and are bad for your health. Because your home starts to be easier to clean (see t above), you'll get better at maintaining the level of cleanliness you're comfortable with.
- Less stress from visual clutter. Studies have shown that clutter raises our cortisol levels – especially for women. Your uncluttered space will feel more peaceful.
- You'll be more efficient. After you've built a decluttering habit, you'll start to look for ways to use things up (to clear space!), and take advantage of opportunities to get rid of stuff. When you're decluttering consistently, you'll make sure you fill your garbage/recycling bins for each pickup so you can get the clutter out of your house!
- Less time spent searching. If you have a lot of clutter, you probably spend a lot of time looking for lost items. Less clutter means fewer lost items. You'll start to have a good idea of where you can find your important stuff!
- You'll save money. Decluttering can make you realize just how much stuff you have. This dampens your enthusiasm for shopping for fun. It also means you won't overbuy items you thought you needed, but didn't know you already had.
- You'll be more generous. Whether you're donating clutter, or just noticing that things you own would be more appreciated by someone else, decluttering makes you want to pass on your perfectly good things to people who will use them.
- You'll be more productive. Decluttering helps you see what you need and what you don't need. This starts to translate to other areas of your life. After you've trained your mind to declutter, you start to see ways to be more efficient in other areas of your life.
- You'll feel more focused. Clutter is distracting, and when you're always surrounded by it, it can be hard to stay focused. An uncluttered home can help you feel more mindful, intentional, and focused.
- You'll sleep better. When your bedroom is decluttered, calm, and serene, it's easier to get to sleep and stay asleep. You won't see clutter and mess every time you open your eyes!
- You'll have so much more time. All of the items listed above contribute to your having more control over your time and your life. You'll have time to rest, enjoy hobbies, or work on projects you've put off. It's wonderful!
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