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De-Stress: De-Clutter Your Home

posted 3 months ago

Believe it or not, too much clutter at home is a threat to your sanity.  Excess and unwanted stuff can stress your mind and instead of peace, you’ll be far from feeling relaxed. Procrastinating from de-cluttering your house, your office or your life in general, will really be a challenge for you.

Why de-clutter?

The thing about clutter is that it easily piles up. Whether it’s your house or your office, clutter can be the culprit behind your lack of concentration, not meeting goals, slowing down, distractions, feeling chaotic or simply heightened levels of mental and emotional stress.

Clutter can easily depress you. The mess around your house can be so embarrassing that you won’t want other people to visit you anymore. If you have a clean-freak for a partner and you’re the type of person who is naturally messy, you can just imagine the argument that would ensue.

So before you get stressed with the volume of clutter inside your home, here’s some quick tips to help you de-clutter, de-stress and relax.

Let the light in. This is pretty easy. Open wide the windows and let the sun’s natural light pour inside your house. Sunlight is nature’s tension buster and it brings about the aura of positive mood too. What’s more, you can use the natural light to see what needs your attention and that’s our next stop here.

Start with a goal in mind. Look around you. Now that you can clearly see the room where you are standing, look what needs your magic touch urgently. Is it the living room? Your bathroom? The bedroom perhaps? Or is it the kitchen? How about the home office? You don’t have super powers so you have to focus first on the worst area that needs de-cluttering until you get to everything. Decide which part of the house you have to de-clutter first and then work on it. Mental note: make sure that you finish what you started before you move on to the next.

Make a place for everything. It’s an old cliché but it’s true that there is a place for everything and everything has its place – even if it means that place is the garbage bin. Don’t just pile stuff until they consume the space around your workplace or your house. Make a place for them and be strict that where you got it, there you will return it. Relocating your things, labeling them properly and using different organizers like boxes, racks, and drawers will be the way to do it.

Check out new de-cluttering tips and tricks. Use the web to search for smart ways to organize. A lot of people out there are eager to share their creative ways of organizing and you can always learn a trick or two from them every day. If you want to be an expert at de-cluttering and de-stressing your home, fishing online for smart organizing and de-cluttering ideas would be a good start for you.

De-clutter every day. Don’t let things pile up on you once you’ve set to organize them. Do a little de-cluttering every day to stay stress-free and organized.

Remember, de-cluttering is no rocket science. You don’t have to be a genius to do it but you have to start it and get yourself moving. Stick to your goal. Even the neatest of people have a bit of a mess to clean so the messiest of people can be one of the neatest too. Start right and be consistent with what you do. Try and see it for yourself. You’ll realize that once you’ve sorted out your stuff, you’ll find more time to enjoy your home and be easy at resting and relaxation too.

Image Credits: StyleNinetoFive

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