Stressed? Try Decluttering Your Space

by | May 19, 2022 | Issue 147, Issues, Lifestyle | 0 comments

When it comes to health and well-being, we often focus on our own physical and mental state. But often forgotten is our environment's impact on our emotional, mental and physical...

Stressed? Try Decluttering Your Space

When it comes to health and well-being, we often focus on our own physical and mental state. But often forgotten is our environment’s impact on our emotional, mental and physical well-being. Clutter can be a real stressor, causing a sense of chaos. Our home is the one place where we can find comfort, safety and relaxation. A cluttered home can be the opposite of all those things.

Decluttering your space will make room for more clarity of mind and help relieve stress and anxiety.

Decluttering Your Space Can Make You Healthier

Clutter not only makes it difficult to find what you need but can harm your health. When your surroundings are cluttered, your brain must work harder to process everything. This process can lead to anxiety, stress and even depression.

 A cluttered space can also be a breeding ground for germs. Clutter makes it difficult to keep surfaces clean and bacteria-free. Decluttering your space can help you to stay healthy and organized.

How to Declutter Your Space 

You can achieve a decluttered space in various ways. You can start by sorting through your belongings and getting rid of anything you don’t need or use or creating designated storage areas for your belongings and making a habit of putting things away after use.

 It can be tough to let go of things we’ve accumulated over the years. Sort through your belongings and get rid of anything you don’t need or use. You’ll be surprised at how much space you free up and how much lighter you feel when you’re done.

 If you have a lot of belongings, start by sorting them into categories. This approach will make it easier to decide what to keep and get rid of. Once you’ve sorted everything, create storage spaces for each category. Use boxes, baskets or bins to organize your belongings.

One of the best ways to help keep your space tidy is to use organizers. There are many different types of organizers that you can use, and each one can help you keep different areas of your space organized.

  • Bin organizers: These organizers are perfect for putting your kitchen or bathroom in order. They come in different shapes and sizes and can store everything from food to toiletries.
  • Desk organizers: Desk organizers come in various shapes and sizes and can store everything from paper clips to pens.
  • Paper holders: Paper holders are a great way to keep your papers in order. They can store letters, receipts, bills, photographs, etc.
  • Shelves: Shelves are perfect for storing various things in your home or office. You can get them as freestanding units or wall-mounted ones that add extra storage without taking up floor space.

Staying Organized and Keeping Your Space Clutter-Free

There are a few key things to keep in mind in order to stay organized and keep your space clutter-free. First, make a habit out of putting things away as soon as you no longer use them. It’s easy to let things pile up if you don’t make a point to put them away.

Second, designate a space for everything. It would be best to have a place for your keys, clothes, paperwork, etc. 

Finally, be ruthless about getting rid of things. One of the biggest mistakes people can make is keeping everything, regardless of usage frequency. If you haven’t used something in the last year, chances are you won’t ever use it again. Donate or throw away anything that you haven’t used in a year. It’s okay to have sentimental items, but only keep those you love and use regularly.

A Parting Reminder

Clutter affects our mental state and has a physical impact on our bodies. It’s time to start thinking about decluttering not just as a way to make our homes look nicer but as a way to improve our health and well-being. When we take the time to declutter our space, we take care of ourselves in the best possible way.

Peter C

Peter C