Clutter & You

Do you struggle with clutter? Millions of people do, and what you may not realize is that clutter can affect your mind and body.

Maybe you’ll find this information helpful in encouraging you to tackle the clutter out of your life.

How does your home make you feel when you walk in the door at the end of the day? Do you feel peaceful and glad to be at home because it is your sanctuary?

How clutter affects your mind and your body

Alternatively, do you feel dread because there is a mountain of unfolded laundry in the chair, a stack of magazines spread all over the floor and a sink full of this morning’s dishes? I came to believe the state of your house reflects the state of your mind. Disorganization and clutter indicate there is something out of balance. The trick is learning what is off-kilter and how to set it straight.

Living in a cluttered home is stressful for everyone. Mom is constantly pulled from what she needs to do to help someone find his or her homework. Dad is late for work because he cannot find his car keys. As the pressure to find those things that are lost amounts so does the tension. Before too long, something or someone snaps.

Think about how you feel when you have misplaced something. You may berate yourself for being careless. You may feel frustrated and ready to give up. When your child comes in to ask a question, you may not respond in a loving way and feelings are hurt. Decluttering and organizing your home can help alleviate this problem.

Clutter drains you of energy and makes you feel tired. When you have to look at clutter, you most likely feel overwhelmed. You know you need to do something but you do not have the energy.

Take time to clear the clutter from one small area. It can help you and your family feel more energetic and more inspired to work on decluttering in other areas.

Clutter Can Make You Sick

Did you know clutter could be making you sick physically?

No one wants to think about it, but clutter can be the breeding ground for germs, dust, mold and mildew. It could even hide a problem with mice. If you do not believe clutter can make you sick, think of the stress mentioned above. If you have too much stress, you may develop high blood pressure. Dust and mold can cause allergies or worse.

Clutter can also affect your body weight. It’s hard to lead a healthy lifestyle when your home is taken over by clutter and you can’t find your running shoes. Clutter in the home also makes it hard for you to move around.

Can you be using clutter as a means to protect yourself? Is the clutter in your home keeping people at bay and reducing the chance that you will be hurt?

As you can see there are many ways clutter can affect your mind and body and if you’re motivated to bring change to your environment start by asking what you can do.

Will you take a step forward and begin getting rid of clutter? Can you enlist a friend or family member to help you?

Or maybe you can hire help from a professional organizer in your area. Use this directory to find a qualified professional organizer and let’s get rid of all that clutter !



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