How Decluttering Your Home Can Declutter Your Life
Have you started your spring cleaning? Was your New Year’s resolution to keep the house more organized? If so, this cleaning and organizing can also spark minor weight loss, lower stress levels, and improve your overall health.
Having a cluttered or disorganized home makes is much harder to find items you need and you are more likely to misplace other items. Misplaced items are a huge stressor for many people because you waste so much time looking for them. Studies have also found that being exposed to a messy or cluttered environment makes you more likely to overeat sweet and fatty foods. This can ultimately bring on weight gain. If your home environment is stressful you are more likely to feel depressed and to have higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is linked to a higher risk of poor health.
While this all sounds like terrible news, the good news is that making small changes can have a huge impact. Simple setps to declutter your home will help make it more organized and more restful- ultimately decreasing stress and improving your health. The below infographic details different tips to help streamline your home. Give the “organization diet” a try. Chances are you’ll shed not only unnecessary clutter but stress and extra pounds as well, setting the stage for better overall physical and mental health.
Graphic created by Closet Works.
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