Happy New Year! I hope the new year brings you clarity, calm, and peace of mind. This year, as you renew your commitment to your own health and wellbeing, think about decluttering. Here are five important reasons to put your house in order in 2024:
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1. Decrease Stress & Anxiety
Your home should be a welcoming sanctuary where you can recharge and relax. When your living space is chaotic and cluttered, it takes a toll on your physical and mental health.
Recent studies have tied household clutter to negative mental health impacts and high stress hormone levels, especially among women. Clutter-related stress persists all day, it’s a source of conflict for couples, and dealing with clutter can be a waste of time better spent on things you love to do together.
2. Save Time & Money
Clutter wastes time and creates extra work. When you know where to find your water bottle, sunglasses, or AirPods anyone?, you won’t spend an extra half hour looking for them, and you won’t waste money buying duplicates. When you keep on top of bills, you won’t end up paying late fees. Systems for managing paperwork help you stay on top of vital tasks to save you time and money.
3. Make Daily Routines Smoother
Decluttering is the gift that keeps on giving—from getting dressed and getting the kids out of the house in the morning to preparing meals and winding down at night. Having less stuff and having a system for storing it really does make life easier.
A home organizing client recently wrote to me: “This morning was the least stressful getting ready/dressed in a LONG time. You really are such a gift!”
4. Make Home Maintenance Simpler
It’s a lot easier to clean up a well-organized home. Tidying up the kitchen, making beds, sorting mail, doing laundry—daily tasks become easier when there's a place for everything. And having less stuff overall means that there is less stuff to clean up.
5. Sleep Better
Clutter takes a toll on you even when you close your eyes! That’s because of the stressful effects of clutter throughout your day, and the stress of seeing clutter when you go to bed at night, and then again when you wake up in the morning!
When you declutter, you spend less time running around battling chaos. That makes for calmer days. And a bedroom that's clear of clutter leads to calmer night routines and more peaceful rest.
And we all know, when you sleep better, you feel better, and you have more energy to do the things that are important to you.
Make a Healthy Home Your Resolution for 2024
A clutter-free space is a space that supports you and your family’s good health. That’s why I started this business: to help my clients reclaim their own lives. And just remember, you don’t have to do it all at once.
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