Living in clutter isn’t good for you. Apart from being a nuisance, a lot of people don’t like looking at clutter. With all that said, decluttering your home will benefit you in more than one way. A lot can be said about how decluttering your home benefits your mental health, but is it really true?
In this article, we will look at exactly that and hopefully give you an answer. So with all that said, let’s start.
What Happens When You Live In Clutter?
First things first, let’s look at what living in clutter actually means. Apart from being nasty and disgusting, clutter attracts dust, germs, and all kinds of allergens. Leaving clothes in a big pile will attract all three. So we should make sure our rooms and homes are clutter-free.
Apart from germs, dust, and allergens, clutter can seriously harm your mental health. While there have been countless studies that tell us how clutter actually benefits us, there are an equal amount, if not more, reasons why cluttering harms us. So let’s look at what happens to your mental health when you declutter.
Anxiety and Stress-Free
Anxiety and stress are far too common nowadays. Not only can these two conditions seriously hinder our physical health, but they also negatively impact our mental health. Living in clutter does nothing more than negatively contribute towards this. And we all know that stress can cause a lot of health problems such as gut problems. A messy room might inspire some of us, but will make others feel terrible and miserable. So one way to prevent that from happening is to declutter your living environment. More so, cleaning might be the worst thing imaginable for some of you, but it does have profound benefits. The end result of cleaning your room can reduce stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression.
Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Make no mistake about it. Living in clutter, especially in the bedroom, can seriously impact your sleeping habits. A lot of people have difficulties falling asleep due to external thoughts. Namely, we preoccupy our minds with negative thoughts that make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Living in clutter is something that no one wants, and something that a lot of people stress over. So by decluttering your bedroom, you make it much easier to get a good night’s sleep.
Creates A Happy Environment
Living in clutter is even worse when you have to share your living space with others. This can be your family or a roommate. But regardless, when multiple people live in clutter, it creates a miserable environment. When that’s the case, getting into fights and arguments isn’t anything out of the ordinary. This can seriously affect our mental health. If we keep fighting with the people we love the most, then there won’t be anyone left to talk to. We as people tend to value and maintain relationships. The more relationships we lose, the more we suffer mentally.
So don’t lose your friends and family over piles of clothes lying around and instead declutter to create a happier environment.
It Gets You Out Of Bed
When your room is a mess, the first thing you see when you wake up each morning is the clutter. That is not something that you want to wake up to. More so, the moment you see the clutter, you want to go right back into bed. Part of being a productive person is being able to take care of your belongings. If you keep switching the pile of clothes from the chair to the bed and back, then that doesn’t help anyone. More so, it doesn’t help you that want’s to start the day as freshly as possible.
Decluttering and cleaning your living environment will make you more excited to wake up each day. The sooner you get it over with, the sooner you’ll enjoy waking up.
Let Go Of Your Past
It’s not only piles of clothes that clutter our homes. Memories from previous relationships or lost family and friends are the stuff we tend to hold onto. But what happens when these items overwhelm us and clutter our living space? Not only do we get to see these items all the time, but they remind us of these past experiences. That is not a good way to live, and that is certainly not something you want to burden your mental health with. So declutter your home, move on, and look forward to the new relationships that will eventually happen.