5 Ways to Declutter and Reduce Stress
Think about your home, car, office and other spaces around you daily. Do they each portray organized and light or cluttered and full?
Now think about your day to day emotions. More often than not, do you feel anxious, overwhelmed, and stressed? Do you often run late because you can’t find something? Do you get frustrated with piles of paperwork, dishes and clothes? Do you struggle to meet deadlines and due dates?
The average American spends about 55 minutes per day looking for lost or misplaced items, which ends up totaling about one year of their lives! The demand for storage doubled from 1994 to 2004, increasing the need for self-storage facilities in the United States.
Basically, we have too much stuff and we waste too much time looking for things...
Imagine a morning when you can easily find the shirt you want to wear and you aren’t rushing to eat breakfast. What type of difference would that have on the rest of your day? You may even avoid sitting in traffic or have time for a 10-minute walk.
Not only are you wasting valuable time and energy when there is clutter and chaos around you, but you are releasing stress hormones that wreak havoc on your overall health.
It may be time to find a way to declutter and get organizational systems in place in order to save you effort every day.