The Impact of Clutter on Your Health
Clutter naturally builds up over time. As people have spent increasing amounts of time at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them have noticed more clutter than usual piling up in their homes, office spaces, and even vehicles.
Decluttering, however, isn’t just a matter of living in a neater, tidier space. It can also have a number of positive impacts on your health.
1. Cutting down clutter also helps cut down on dirt.
Be honest, how often do you really clean those cluttered areas of your home? How often do you allow dirt and germs to build up in those areas, which you might not pay attention to until much further down the road? By getting rid of unwanted items and clearing out some of the clutter, you may find that you have a generally cleaner home.
2. Clutter can impact your mental health.
Heavy clutter in your environment can sap your mental focus and energy, leave you more depressed, or create increasing anxiety about the things you have not yet accomplished. A little decluttering effort, on the other hand, can substantially improve your overall mental health and have you feeling calmer in no time.
3. Clutter can increase dust.
If you, or anyone in your home, has dust allergies, you may find that excess clutter makes the problem considerably worse. Dust is more likely to build up in cluttered areas. If you struggle with clutter, you may also struggle with itchy eyes, sneezing, or more trouble breathing. Clutter can also collect pollen during the spring and fall.
Getting rid of clutter is an important step, not just for protecting yourself against physical illness, but also for protecting your mental health. Choose a cluttered area of your home and start weeding out items you no longer want. You may be surprised by just how much of a difference it makes in your overall health.
To discuss other lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health and wellbeing, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. They are always happy to help!