Cleaning out your house is one of those things that gets put off until the last minute for a variety of reasons. But it is one of those things that needs to be tackled eventually. Here are five reasons why you should clear out the clutter today.
Your Mental Health
Having an excess amount of stuff around your home can be terrible for your mental health. We aren’t suggesting that every surface has to be clear, but too much can have a negative effect on your mind. Your brain likes order, and if it sees clutter and disorder, it has a hard try focusing. Having too much stuff around you can affect your productivity as well as your emotions. If you think you are being easily distracted, have a look around and see if the place could do with a tidy.
The Dust and Dirt
If you have a lot of pieces sitting around, it is possible that they will hold on to extra dust and dirt. This dust and dirt can contain anything from mould and skin cells to pests and faeces. Yes, you read that right, poo can be stuck to your favourite ornaments. As horrible as this is, it is something that we need to be aware of. Fabrics are some of the worst for holding on to excess dirt and grime. Cutting down on the items around your house can make it easier to keep clean in the long run.
Sense of Control
Life might seem like a swirling ball of chaos, but the one thing we can control is the stuff in our homes. Hiring one of Sheridan Skips and tossing everything that no longer serves a purpose in your life can help you feel a sense of accomplishment and some control over your life. This can have a massively positive impact on your mental health, especially if you can get rid of the items that you hate. And if you really hate an item, don’t feel guilty about binning it.
Let Things Go
Letting things go can be both in a physical and emotional sense. If you have items that have an emotional attachment that you have been holding on to for all the wrong reasons, getting rid of them can be very cathartic. However, if you have items that you no longer need, it is possible to pass them on to other people that do need them. Many people find that passing items on to those who need them, feel better about themselves.
Make Room for New
They say that nature abhors a vacuum, so if you are removing the stuff from your life that no longer serves you, you are making room for new and exciting items to enter your life. This doesn’t mean you can go out and buy new stuff, although we won’t judge you if you do. But by clearing and decluttering, you are making room for fresh air, new opportunities to be productive, and things that will serve a new purpose for you.
Nb Collaborative post.