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Haven’t seen the cat for days? Struggling to find your car keys? There could be very natural reasons for instances such as these, such as the fact that your house might need to be de-cluttered. You see, many of us accumulate a lot of stuff over time, and there are all kinds of reasons for this. For example:
- We don’t like to throw things away
- We regularly get tempted by online catalogues and E-commerce sites
- We have family members who add to the mess
And so on and so on.
If your home is cluttered, it might be because of the reasons we mentioned above, or there could be other reasons as to why you’re surrounded by ‘stuff.’
Whatever the case, it might be that now is the time to declutter. We have some tips here on living a clutter-free life: https://tinylovebug.com/4-rules-for-a-clutter-free-life/.
Recycle, donate, or sell those things you no longer need. And for anything you’re not sure about, consider a self-storage option. Here’s an example: https://www.selfstore.com.au/storage-centres/salisbury-storage/
Try to make de-cluttering a priority, as you won’t only have a disappearing cat or a missing set of car keys to worry about. These are some of the other consequences.
#1: Things will get broken
The more items you have, the greater chances of something getting broken. It could be an ornament that falls from your top-heavy shelf. Or it might be something that you have squeezed into a tightly packed cupboard. It might even be something that has been left lying on the floor if you have run out of space, as you might accidentally stand on it! Ouch! In short, prepare yourself for damages if you have more items than your home can contain.
#2: You will have more to clean
Forget about putting your feet up if you have an abundance of items to dust down and polish. You will be a busy bee indeed, going from one room to the next with your feather duster! You see, the more items you have, the greater the chances of dust accumulating, so you will have a lot more to clean during the day. Is this something you really want?
#3: You might experience stress
Not only will you experience stress because of your cleaning to-do list, but you will also experience stress when you step into your overly-cluttered room. A tidy house is a tidy mind, or so the saying goes, and the opposite can become true if your home is untidy. Feelings of stress could soon set in and here is the science to explain it: https://www.organizedinteriors.com/blog/cluttered-home-causes-stress/.
For the sake of your mental health then, ensure de-cluttering becomes a priority.
#4: Your social life might suffer
The pandemic has already put a dent in our social lives, so this is nothing new for some of us. However, if your home becomes messy because of your clutter, you might think twice before letting people in. This is partly because of the embarrassment you might feel. And it can also be because you might have nowhere for them to sit if every seat has become an impromptu storage space! For the sake of your friendships, get on with that clear-up!
So, if you still haven’t found the cat and if your car keys have seemingly vanished without a trace, start de-cluttering your home today. You will experience lots of benefits if you do, including those relating to the suggestions we have made today.
Take care and thanks for reading!