Stuff can build up pretty quickly in your home. School papers, toys, clothes, tools, and so many other things make their way into our homes and don’t always leave. Decluttering your home may not be the most glamorous thing to do, but it has many benefits.
- Positive Impact on Mental Health: The act of decluttering itself can be therapeutic. It gives a sense of accomplishment and control over your environment, which can boost self-esteem and reduce feelings of helplessness. Clutter can also exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety. By decluttering your space these feelings can be reduced and make you feel more relaxed. Another benefit? Because of those reduced feelings of stress and anxiety, it can help you sleep better!
- Improved Focus and Productivity: A clutter-free space whether it is your home or your office, allows you to concentrate better and be more productive. Without distractions from unnecessary items, you can focus on tasks more effectively and efficiently.
- More Space to be Creative: Getting rid of unnecessary items creates more space in your home giving you a blank canvas to inspire new ideas! Rearranging furniture, organizing items, and repurposing other items can all be inspired by decluttering your house.
- Easier Cleaning and Maintenance: Cleaning and maintenance are also much easier with a decluttered home. There are fewer items to pick up for dusting, sweeping, or wiping down surfaces. It can be easier to find tools too for maintenance issues.
- Financial Benefits: Decluttering can help you discover items you no longer need or use, which can be sold, donated, or recycled. This can lead to extra income or potential tax deductions.
- Enhanced Safety: A cluttered home can be hazardous, especially if items are strewn about walkways or staircases. By decluttering, you reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
- Facilitate Life Changes: Selling your home, moving a loved one from their home, or school seasons are just some of the life situations where decluttering can help make those changes smoother. We’ve talked with many clients who have gone through and done a lot of decluttering when moving, and they always remark about how much stuff they have and how much work it is, but they are so happy in the end that they did it!
Decluttering can be a very therapeutic thing to do, but also a very hard thing to do. If you never grew up in a home that practiced decluttering, it can seem very daunting too. Remember, decluttering doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor. Even small steps toward a more organized living space can yield noticeable benefits. Whether it’s a single drawer, a shelf, or an entire room, taking the time to declutter can make a significant difference in your life. And if you need help doing it, find someone who can help you! There are people who are professional organizers who can help or even some family or friends who could help too. We have connections with cleaning companies, junk haulers, and others who can help you out!
If you’re making a move, we can help you out with finding your next space and selling your current space! Contact us to get started on your next home buying journey!