5 Reasons to Declutter your Home 

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Decluttering isn’t a new concept. In fact, some psychologists say that clutter makes us unhappy because it creates stress and anxiety. This is why decluttering is often recommended as part of therapy. 

Decluttering gives you peace of mind, as well as a feeling of accomplishment. The clutter from years of accumulation makes you anxious. As soon as you get rid of some items, you won’t even notice they are gone, because they no longer occupy space in your brain. 

Although it could feel like an impossible task to declutter your house, you will see that you are only helping yourself. If you need some motivation to get yourself started, here are the top five benefits of decluttering your space and life:   

1. Easier to Maintain and Clean a Decluttered Home 

Dusting and cleaning become a laborious process when your shelves are cluttered with small items and your rooms are filled with excess furniture, books, and artefacts. If you do not frequently clean up, everything will be covered in layers of dust causing avoidable health issues. The wisest course of action is to keep what you need and store the rest in your self-storage unit. 

2. Organising your belongings is easier 

Once you have decluttered your home and had a deep clean, you will have less to manage. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, we spend one year of our lives looking for lost items. Establish a location for everything. To keep your rooms, tidy and organised, be sure to put everything back where it belongs. You will realise that you now have fewer items to worry about, making it easier to organise and sort out if you are storing them in a storage unit. Once you declutter, life becomes a lot simpler! 

3. Larger, Airer Home Space 

Once you have decluttered your home, you will not feel suffocated by the extra items lying around; instead, you will relish the empty and more open spaces. The minimalist approach is popular right now and makes you aware of how to use the space in your home without more items. You will not spend money on things you do not need once you select minimalism and purge your belongings or even place them in a self-storage unit for seasonal use. 

4. Chance to Redecorate and Update Your Home 

Like how you prefer to dress differently every day, decluttering helps you experiment with decor and home styles. Since you become aware of the emptiness, you may start to think about adding a few decor or accent pieces to spruce up your home. Decluttering gives you a chance to take out the old and bring in the new. If you fear overdecorating and creating more clutter, it is ideal to rent a self-storage facility. The unit comes in handy whenever you need to put away some furniture and/or artefacts or even exchange them with any other items you have stored.  

5. Relieves Stress and Embarrassment 

According to research, 61.7% of respondents said they were less stressed overall when their homes were less cluttered, while 42.5% said they were embarrassed by their clutter. Cluttered spaces are an underlying cause of stress. Some people may experience stress and embarrassment when they notice that their homes have too many items that are of no use. Getting worried and worked up about clutter can even cause unnecessary health issues. Most of the time, you do not realise how cluttered your home is until you have people coming over. It is too embarrassing to have unnecessary items lying around and trying to pack everything overnight into the few available storage cupboards around the house is too stressful. 

Despite all this, why do you still collect, hoard, and pile up things? Is it because it is satisfying? There are several ways to avoid the bad impacts of clutter and it all starts by decluttering.  

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