How decluttering your home can ACTUALLY change your life

When it comes to ‘decluttering’ you may immediately close up and start to think about the sheer amount of work it takes to sift through all of your stuff to get to a point of feeling satisfied with your decluttering work. However, it’s not just about getting rid of the things you no longer use– it’s about making your life and the lives’ of others better. 

Here are some reasons why decluttering will change your life for the better. 

No Clutter = less stress 

We’ve all had those moments when we’ve been worried that people will stop by to our place because of the mess, but there’s a point when the clutter gets so bad that it leads to problems in relationships, embarrassment and feelings of extreme anxiety. Anxiety can surge when you open up your cupboards and closets and are overwhelmed by the mess, or when you go to your storage container to see that the problem isn’t just within the home. Life is stressful, and your home should be the sanctuary you need it to be in order to unwind. 

One Man’s Junk… 

Many of us have been taught not to be wasteful or not to throw good things away. While this is a positive outlook overall, why should you hang onto something that you no longer want or need? If you haven’t used something for over a year then it’s time to sell or donate these items to people who need them. After all, if it’s sat unloved in a closet, what good is it to you? A gently used item could be just the thing someone else is looking for. Isn’t that a great feeling? 

Good Habits Make us Feel Positive 

Breaking a long-term habit can make us feel awesome.– even better when we replace them with better ones. Your hoarding habit didn’t happen overnight, and neither will your newer, tidier, positive habits.These new habits will take time, practice, and patience. A great way of helping with your decluttering habit is to have boxes in clutter prone areas- one for throwing out, and another for donating or selling.  A habit like this will help you to declutter easier in time. 

You’ll Have More Time for the Fun Things in Life

If you have a tendency to hoard, then you’re likely to be spending the most precious resources (time and money) on buying things and finding places to put them. This can often come over the more important things in life, such as spending time with our friends and families. 

Less stiff will mean you get to have a more enjoyable time in life, rather than constantly scouting through your cupboards and closets looking for that one thing you swore you had. You can also rid yourselves of paying into that expensive storage solution, meaning you’ll have more extra cash to save, or have fun spending on creating memories that aren’t kept in closets. 

Decluttering is a cathartic exercise that can benefit your life positively on the whole. 


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