Clutter is not good for you. Clear up your clutter to start living a better life. I look at it as leaks. You are on a boat – or plane – and there are leaks in it – and those leaks are clutter. You will drown if the clutter takes over and you go down with it all. It’s time to detox your home.
Studies show how clearing the clutter is healing to you.
Clutter causes frustration.
Clutter causes more time spent looking for things.
You may end up replacing things that get lost in the clutter, costing more money.
Clutter is depressing and causes embarrassment.
Clutter costs extra money to move or store.
Clutter may require that you need a bigger house (and a bigger mortgage) than you’d otherwise require.
Hanging on to clutter causes you to miss opportunities to bless other people with your excess.
Hanging on to clutter points you toward the past so that you miss out on the
present and possibilities for the future.
Clutter represents wasted money and may cause arguments.
Clutter is visually unappealing
Children can become over-stimulated in a cluttered room, causing behavior
Hanging on to clutter may represent a negative mindset that’s holding you back from the new experiences and opportunities.
Clutter can be dangerous! Think about trip hazards and, in extreme cases, fire hazards.
Clutter causes more housework.
Cluttered spaces make it hard to motivate yourself to start projects.
So, let’s start getting rid of this clutter and heal yourself and move forward.
Visualize what you want your space to look like when you are done.
There are many benefits to being decluttered.
Decluttered spaces are peaceful and can be enjoyed.
Decluttered spaces are easy to keep clean and are enjoyable to work and play in.
In a decluttered space, you can find what you’re looking for.
It’s easier to focus on your work and your family in a decluttered space.
You’ll have more time for your priorities in a decluttered space.
In a decluttered space you’ll be less tempted to buy unnecessary things.
You’ll find yourself investing in quality purchases (clothing, furniture, etc.) which will last much longer in a decluttered home. There’s much more incentive to be thoughtful when purchasing and to focus on the long run.
Decluttered spaces have more room to work and play.
Decluttered spaces teach children good habits for the future.
Kids will play more peacefully and for longer periods in a decluttered home with fewer toys and less choices.
Decluttered homes point towards the future instead of hanging on to the past.
Here’s to decluttering and detoxing your home.