Reasons Why You Need to Clear the Clutter

Reasons Why You Need to Clear the Clutter

Growing up do you remember your parents telling you to "go clean your room".

And they may also have thrown in that "Cleaning your room is good for you."  If you're a Baby Boomer or Generation X'er you also know they were alluding to the fact that not doing what you are asked/told is not good for you!

cluttered teenager bedroom

Our outer environment affects our mental state. According to an article by Forbes magazine, "a messy space can lead to stress, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and relationship strain, says Peggy Loo, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and director at Manhattan Therapy Collective". 

"Studies have found that a relaxing and clutter-free home has a positive effect on people’s daily mood and ability to focus." (Source: Healthline)

It turns out that cleaning your room is good for you! Cleaning has mental and physical benefits.

A cluttered environment can lead to all sorts of issues such as:

  • stress and anxiety
  • overwhelm
  • frustration and wasted time when trying to find things
  • distractions and difficulty focusing
  • procrastination (which likely led to the space being cluttered)
  • a cluttered space is more difficult to clean (vacuum, dust, etc)

Physical and mental health benefits of getting rid of clutter include:

  1. Reduced stress
    • A tidy and organized space can promote a sense of calm and reduce stress levels.
  2. Sense of order and controlClean clutter free living room
  3. Released endorphins
  4. Improved focus without clutter to distract us
    • A clutter-free workspace promotes better concentration and productivity. Removing distractions allows you to focus on tasks more effectively.
  5. Boost your mood and feeling a sense of accomplishment
    • Living in a clean and organized space can positively impact your mood and overall sense of well-being. A tidy environment promotes feelings of happiness and contentment.
  6. Reduce allergies
    • Clutter can trap dust, allergens, and other irritants. Removing unnecessary items and regularly cleaning can help improve indoor air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.
    • "A 2014 study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunity found that cleaning your home and decluttering your space can help you avoid allergy symptoms and make you feel healthier." (Source: Parsley Health)
  7. Overall safety
  8. Healthier habits contribute to a healthier lifestyle
    • A clutter-free space encourages healthier lifestyle choices. It becomes easier to maintain routines such as regular exercise, meal preparation, and self-care when your environment is organized.
  9. Better quality sleep
    • A clutter-free bedroom can create a more relaxing environment, potentially improving the quality of your sleep. A calm space can contribute to better rest and rejuvenation.Clean organized children's bedroom
  10. Enhanced cognitive function
    • A tidy and organized space can promote a sense of calm and reduce stress levels.

Remember that decluttering is a gradual process, and it's essential to approach it with a positive mindset. Start with small, manageable tasks, and celebrate the progress along the way.

If you are facing a cluttered environment and don't even know where or how to start, check out the aforementioned article in Forbes magazine for 7 Tips for Cleaning Your Home

The health benefits of a clutter-free home extend beyond the physical space, positively impacting your overall quality of life.

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Forbes Health, "The Mental Health Benefits Of A Clean Home"

Parsley Health Articles, "Seven Surprising Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning"

Healthline, "Here Are 5 Ways Spring-Cleaning Can Make You Healthier"