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5 Reasons Why It’s So Important to Declutter

I felt the need to write this post because on numerous occasions people have told me that they have a lot of space in their homes, so they don’t need to declutter. I, on the other hand, lived in a small condo and now live in a fairly small house, therefore it’s essential that I minimize.

It is true that there’s more of a need for me to declutter than someone with a larger home, but the benefits of decluttering apply to everyone. Whether you live in a mansion or an apartment, here are 5 reasons you should consider decluttering:

1. Your home will look better

Once you remove all of the junk cluttering up your home, it’ll look so much better. Your home will be cleaner, the air will circulate better and it won’t feel as stuffy. You can also display your most beautiful pieces of artwork, furniture and decor, making the space look a lot nicer. Even when it comes to closets, if you have more space, you can space out your hangers, display your shoes and handbags and make your closet look like a department store.

2. You’ll be happier

By only keeping what you value, you’ll be surrounded by pieces that make you happy and the things you love to use. No more feeling guilty for wasting money on things that don’t bring you joy anymore. Once those useless items have been removed, you’ll quickly forget about them.

I’ve started a “spark joy” series on my YouTube channel. Every month I share 3 items that are currently sparking joy in my life. Watch this video to see 3 of my must-haves:

3. You’ll feel less anxious

Studies have found that anxiety and depression may be linked to clutter. Coming home to a messy and disorganized space can make you feel overwhelmed and anxious. Taking the time to declutter and get organized will help reduce these negative feelings and make your home a more enjoyable place to live.

4. You’ll save time

Yes, it does take time to declutter and organize, but once you get it done, you will start to save time. If you declutter aggressively, there will be a lot less stuff to manage, which will take up less of your time. You also won’t waste time looking for things anymore because you will know where everything is. 

5. You’ll sleep better

If the last thing you see before going to sleep is a clutter-filled room, it’s bound to have an impact on your sleep. Your mind isn’t at ease and you’re going to sleep feeling overwhelmed by all of the clutter around you. Eventually, you may become desensitized to all of this clutter, but imagine if instead, you could go to sleep in a clean, decluttered and calm room. You would feel much better when going to sleep and would be more likely to sleep soundly. Furthermore, waking up in a cluttered room can drain you of your energy and leave you feeling demotivated as you start your day.

Just because you have space, doesn’t mean you have to fill it. Allow the air to flow and circulate. The items you choose to have in your home should be meaningful and your space, time or energy shouldn’t be wasted on things that aren't adding any value to your life.

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