Throughout our lives, we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff – a lot of stuff. While it can be difficult to let go of some of the odds and ends that we think we’ll need one day, the truth of the matter is that your clutter may have a negative impact on your wellbeing.
We know what you’re thinking, “Decluttering is something my real estate agent suggested, but how is self-care?”
Decluttering your home is self-care for a number of reasons, so let’s go over them now.
Cluttered Spaces Can Lead To A Cluttered Mind
When you’re surrounding yourself with things that don’t have a positive impact on your life (it doesn’t bring you joy, you don’t use it, and you don’t use it), you’re never going to feel at peace. Your mind will fully rest, and it’s only a matter of time before you’re burdened with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and stress.
Never Look For Lost Things Again
Be honest! How much of your day is spent looking for your keys? Or how many times do your kids ask where something is? That’s the thing with clutter; depending on how bad the clutter is, your counter or closet can feel like a black hole, and there’s no hope of finding whatever you’re looking for.
When you declutter, that isn’t going to be a problem you have to worry about anymore. Everything will have its place and be easily accessible.
Cleaning Is Going To Be So Much Easier
People use the internet to start their home search, and the key to a fast sale has great photos. So when your agent tells you that a photographer is coming by or buyers are interested in your home, cleaning is going to be a breeze. Not only will there be less clutter to pick up, but when you pair that with a regular cleaning schedule, you’re going to save a lot of time and a lot of energy.
Your Personal Space Will Feel More Serene
Have you ever noticed how when you walk into a crowded space, you want nothing more than to get out as soon as you can? Well, you can experience the same feeling when we’re talking about clutter and your home. When you declutter your home, you’ll feel more at peace and enjoy spending time in your home.
Whether you work from home or if you have home projects that need to get done, clutter can make it difficult to focus on the given task. We’ve all been there, right? Well, if you’re surrounded by chaos, you may as well throw concentration out the window. However, by decluttering your home, you’ll be able to focus much more easily, and your productivity will soar.
There are many reasons why people collect things and let the clutter build up. However, over time all of that clutter is going to negatively impact your life in a number of ways. Decluttering isn’t just important when you’re selling your house – it’s self-care!