What’s that saying, “Cluttered desk, cluttered mind”? The same principle applies on a larger scale to your home and its respective clutter.
While cleaning your entire home might seem daunting at first, there are several benefits you’ll reap if you declutter your house. Before you scrawl “2022 House Cleaning Goals” atop your to-do list, check out these benefits of decluttering your home, and consider them motivation:
- More room: While an addition isn’t always possible, the space can feel bigger if you declutter it.
- Less stress: A cluttered home and its messiness can stress you out. Declutter to reduce stress.
- Less anxiety: The specter of having to clean can cause anxiousness. Declutter to cope with anxiety.
- Better sleep: If you’ve lived in a cluttered bedroom, you know how it can affect your sleep. A clear room makes it easier to sleep.
- Better focus: Removing unwanted items from your field of view can make focusing on tasks and people easier.
- Better self-esteem: You’ll feel better about yourself when you feel better about your living space.
- Keep the peace: Eliminating clutter removes one more thing that could lead to arguments with roommates or significant others.
- Less dust: You can’t really vacuum or dust a room if there’s clutter in the way. Taking the clutter out makes removing dust simpler.
- Saves time: Digging through things to find what you need takes time, and decluttering makes things easier to find, saving you time.
- You can have people over: Entertaining guests in a clutter-free home sometimes beats having to always go out to meet people.
- Saves money: If you know what you have, you won’t accidentally buy two items because you think you lost one.
- More gratitude: It’s easier to be thankful for what you do have when you’re forced to go through all the items in your home.
- Sets a good example: If you have children, keeping a clean home encourages them to eventually do the same.
- Easier to clean: Removing clutter makes your home’s surfaces easier to reach, clean and keep clean.
- Giving back: While decluttering, you may find items you no longer need, and you can donate these to thrift shops or charitable organizations.
- More energy: Seeing a messy room or home can drain you of your energy, while a decluttered home can invigorate you.
- More organized: Things are easier to find when they’re in their proper place.
- Physical activity: Decluttering can be physically taxing—and that’s a good thing!
- Find lost items: You may find things you once considered lost when decluttering.
- Easier decisions: Donating or tossing excess clothes makes it easier to decide what to wear.
- Redesign: You can redesign your living space once the clutter is taken away.
- Safety: Fire spreads more quickly in cluttered homes than clean and clear homes.
- Looks better: Everyone agrees a decluttered home looks better than a cluttered one.
- Better airflow: The air from your HVAC system flows better throughout an uncluttered home.
- Better for pets: Dogs and cats prefer to have space to move around, and an uncluttered home provides that.
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After reading about these benefits, hopefully “declutter your house” is on your list of 2022 house cleaning goals. When your home is clean, call us at Crowleys Homeworks, where we offer quality home furnishings and specialize in turning houses into homes.