Why should you declutter? Here are 7 benefits of decluttering that will make a HUGE difference in your life!
Decluttering your home is one of the most important steps you can take to start living a more stress-free life.
From improved mental clarity and increased productivity to better sleep quality and financial benefits, there are many reasons why decluttering should be an essential part of your routine.
Let’s explore the benefits of decluttering in depth so you know exactly why and how to get started.
Benefits of decluttering
While decluttering may seem like a daunting process, knowing the exact benefits will not only help you visualize the end goal but will also give you the much-needed inspiration to keep moving when you feel tired of it.
1. Improved mental clarity
Decluttering can help reduce stress and anxiety, allowing for greater mental clarity.
When there are a lot of items around you aka clutter, it is hard to focus on one thing. All of the distractions make decision-making extremely complex.
By getting rid of unnecessary items and organizing whatever remains, you may find it easier to focus on the things that truly matter. This helps make choices that align with your values and your goals.
Decluttering also helps reduce the feelings of stress and anxiety which are the main contributors to the mental fog.
2. Increased productivity
With mental clarity from removing unnecessary items comes increased focus on tasks that are important and that leads to increased productivity.
It also makes it easier to find the right to ask when you need them.
It can be as simple as not having to spend time looking for that one pencil that you need, or that one spice that you are sure you had but have no idea where it is in your kitchen pantry.
Another huge advantage is having more time to do the things you want to do.
You spend less time trying to keep track of everything and more time doing the things you enjoy.
In fact, studies show 95 percent of people who declutter their homes report that they had more time for themselves by doing so.
3. More Space
By decluttering and getting rid of unnecessary items and organizing the remaining items you now have available space.
The advantage of having more space is that it can help you achieve calm and tranquility as well as the ability to move freely and comfortably.
Also, having more space can make it easier to find and access the things that you need which in turn saves you time and reduce stress.
You will be able to find hidden treasures and organize your belongings in a way that makes sense for how you want to live.
Having more space in a room can make it also more visually spacious and more space means more breathing room and more room for activities and creativity.
4. Better sleep quality
Studies have found that having a chaotic environment has an effect on sleep. By removing extra items and creating a less chaotic environment you can get better conditions for better sleep.
This links back to having less clutter, less stress, and more focus which in turn to a night of better sleep.
5. Financial benefits
One of the main reasons for clutter is buying too much. When you cannot find that utensil, charger, or nail clipper, you buy another one. Over time, not only are you adding to clutter, but you are also spending your money on items that you didn’t really need.
By decluttering and organizing all the items and giving them their space, you know exactly where to find them. This makes a huge difference in your financial bottom lines.
6. Healthier environment
Clutter is definitely a dust magnet. Removing clutter helps create a healthier environment within the home.
Without the clutter, you can reduce the number of allergens in your space. Having moldy or spoilt food in your pantry or kitchen is another hot spot for bacteria and germs.
We recently discovered that my daughter has a dust allergy so we got rid of the plush “dust-magnet” area rug and cut down on the many many stuffed animals. Plus reducing the number of “collectibles” made a huge difference. Now, not only is her room organized, it is dust free.
7. Easier cleaning
Without all the extra stuff lying around it will be much easier (and faster) to clean up your home or space each day!
The biggest benefit of cleaning is that there are much fewer things to clean. And it will make it much faster to clean as well. You will know what goes where, and how to clean, and that makes cleaning a breeze.
Easier cleaning comes with the benefit of being able to get more done throughout your day and being able to enjoy the space more.
This also leads to a stress-free life, mental clarity, productivity, and better sleep.
To sum it all up, decluttering is important because it can help you in numerous ways – from increased productivity and improved mental clarity to healthier conditions in the home, it can make a huge difference in your life. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your living space and lifestyle, give decluttering a try today!
Don’t know where to start? Check out the basic steps nowhere to start decluttering your home.
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