As we are now all spending much more time in our homes due to coronavirus restrictions and lockdown, you might have noticed your home is a bit cluttered. This might have gotten worse during lockdown as you don’t have as much reason to keep tidy, or maybe you have just noticed your bad habits. But we are all guilty of holding onto belongings that we don’t really need and hesitating before throwing things out. There are a lot of benefits of decluttering though and you can have a happier home by clearing out some of your old belongings. We have put together a guide on how to declutter for a happier home while you're stuck there.
Improve Productivity at Home
One of the major benefits of decluttering your home is that you can actually boost your productivity and creativity. If you are working from home this can be a massive benefit and the area that you work from should be the first place you look at decluttering. It can be distracting working while surrounded by clutter and it can seriously reduce your productivity too. Even if you are not working, it can reduce your motivation to clean or tidy your home with a lot of clutter. Clearing out this clutter can actually make you much more productive and improve your home life.
Reduce Levels of Stress
Although you might not realise it, a cluttered home can actually add to your levels of stress and anxiety. A home that is messy can cause embarrassment and you might not want to have people over because your home isn’t tidy. If your house is cluttered then your mind can also become cluttered too, with a lot of sensory information overloading your brain. With a cluttered home there is a lot to look at and all that clutter can trigger different thoughts and lead to higher levels of stress and anxiety. It is best to have a clear out and have a tidy and orderly home so that your home and mind are free of stress.
Easier to Clean
Another benefit of decluttering and keeping your home tidy is that it makes it a lot easier to clean and much less of a chore. It can be a difficult job cleaning your home when you have a lot of clutter everywhere as you need to keep moving things. You will also likely lack the motivation to clean your home when it is cluttered as you can’t be bothered to move everything around. But by decluttering it will make the task much easier and you can get rid of a lot of dust and allergens in the process. Not only will your home be cleaner and tidier but it will be healthier too, with less allergens- which can make you feel healthier and lift your mood.
Decluttering your home can also help you to both save money and also make money too if you have anything of value to sell. When you are sorting out all of the things that you don’t need anymore, you might find some things that have value or would be useful to someone else. When decluttering you should sort things out into two piles, things that you plan to throw out and things you could sell. Once your home is decluttered too, you might be surprised at the fact that you actually purchase less too, as you won’t want to clutter your home up again. Once your home is clean and tidy, you will only buy items that you actually need so you can end up saving a lot more money too!
These are just a few of the benefits of decluttering and how it can help you live a happier life in lockdown but there are plenty more benefits too. Decluttering your home can really help to keep you happier in the home where you are now spending most of your time. If you have attempted to declutter but still have a lot of clutter, it might be worth considering self storage. Get in touch with us to see how we can help.