5 Reasons Why Decluttering is Good for You
Having a sort out is good for the soul. Here’s five reasons why:
1. Put simply, things don’t make you happy.
Letting go of things we don’t need means we have more space in our homes and heads for what’s important. For example, that spare room that’s become the junk room. If all the unwanted, needless stuff was removed it could be transformed into a guest bedroom for beloved friends to stay. That space is now adding to your life, it’s bringing you closer to ones you love and making memories rather than gathering dust. Look at each space and see the potential. Less is more.
2. Reduce stress.
The charity ‘Mind’ says about stress: “It usually happens when we are in a situation that we don’t feel we can manage or control”. One thing we can control is how our homes make us feel. My belief is that everyone’s home should be a haven. By simplifying through decluttering and organising we can reduce some of that stress.
3. Save time.
Time is our most valuable commodity. How often have you heard an exasperated person say: “There is just not enough hours in the day!”. If everything has a home, you never waste time looking for it. By having a streamlined home and being organised you are ten steps ahead. Dress faster, clean quicker and cook efficiently. Simplifying saves time.
4. A balanced view of material things.
The process of decluttering is a life lesson. It teaches us that most of what we buy we really don’t need. This can help us look at items in a whole different way. Making us savvier shoppers and super savers. By adjusting our view of material things, we won’t accumulate and will spend more wisely.
5. It’s super satisfying.
Decluttering is cathartic. Releasing yourself from all this unwanted stuff feels fantastic. You’ll feel ready to take on the world!
We should be proud of our homes and want people to feel comfortable in them. People are key to happiness so fill your houses with them, not things. “Love people, use things.” – The Minimalists.
Let me know why you love decluttering or what your obstacles are. I'd love to hear from you.