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How to Reduce Clutter for Stress Relief
Spending time in a cluttered room can certainly be stressful! Even if the room is still neat despite all the clutter, it can still promote anxiety, especially if it needs to be cleaned. Contrast that with how it feels to walk into a clean, clutter-free room. Chances are pretty good that the anxiety disappears and a feeling of joy takes over.
There are a few reasons why clutter causes stress. First, it bombards our senses with too much stimuli, which can produce anxiety. It also creates a feeling of anxiety because every time we look at it, we have a constant feeling that we need to clean it.
The good news is that this feeling of joy is something that can be easily achieved. In fact, simply starting the process of taking control of it is enough to get us to relax. Follow these tips to reduce clutter in record time!
Set the Timer
When it comes to getting rid of clutter, it is important to be consistent. Setting a simple daily goal, even if itís only ten or fifteen minutes, can produce big results over time. Start with the worst clutter pile in the house and keep addressing it during your daily session until itís clear. Repeat the process daily until the home is clutter free!
Sometimes, clutter develops when the home isnít organized. What good is it to clear a clutter pile if thereís nowhere to put the belongings that arenít being given away? If the home isnít organized, chances are pretty good that the clutter will return. Spend some time making sure that every object in the home has a place to go that doesnít involve cluttering up the surfaces.
Give Things Away
How much stuff do we really need? Most of us have homes filled with items that we donít even use. When clearing the clutter, it isnít enough to just put things away. Getting rid of things that arenít being used can also help beautify the home and reduce stress. Make a rule that if you encounter an object that hasnít been used in over a year, it will be given away or thrown away. Otherwise, the items will just get moved from one place to the other in the home, which will only mask the problem.
Removing clutter from our homes is an easy way to create a stress-free environment. By using these tips, itís possible to create a relaxing home that isnít filled with anything unnecessary.
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