When it’s noisy, we’re distracted. A cluttered home and chaotic schedule can do more than just make you feel tired. It can make you feel hopeless. It can cost money to store excess items you don’t use or replace items you know you own but can’t find. Worst of all, clutter can make you sick. Dust can lead to allergies, asthma and sinus problems.
A clutter-free home brings calm
Walk into an orderly room, and your body relaxes. You can see the room over the stuff. A clean, organized room can give you energy, brighten your mood and increase your creativity. Order flows into your life and you can find what you need when you need it.
Clutter-free gives you more time and saves money
Did you know eliminating clutter can reduce housework time by as much as forty percent?
What could you do with that extra time? Being free from the excess clutter and the work associated with maintaining it means you can do more of what’s important to you. Get rid of your storage unit. Or move to a smaller, less expensive place. You’ll have less to insure, less to clean, less to maintain.
Here’s how to get from cluttered to clarity
There’s nothing more awe inspiring than nature itself. The fantasy to return to a less tumultuous life almost always involves living in the splendor of the mountains, the forests, or the tundra; on an island; near the ocean; or beside a lake. Your urge to simplify and feel inspired is fueled by the desire to be your natural self—that is, your nature self. So give yourself permission to get away to trek or camp in the woods; swim in a river, lake, or ocean; sit by an open fire; ride horseback through trails; or ski down a mountain slope.
Simplifying your commitments can wash away that constant frantic feeling of always being on the go. Cutting back to just one or two extracurricular activities or sports can give children the free time they need for creative play, and it’ll reduce your stress since you won’t be constantly called upon to be the Taxi Mom rushing everyone around to get through sports practices, drive-thru dinners and late-night homework.