Research Shows Clutter Is Causing You Lots of Stress

The Benefits of Having a Clean Space (home or condo, and even your office)!

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For most of us, keeping a clean house is almost impossible, especially if you are working long hours, have a family and or pets! Lets face it! Sometimes life is insane! By the time you get home, the last thing you want to do is to pick up toys or wash dishes. And if you work 40-50 hours per week that means 1 of your days off you are probably spending on cleaning or thinking about the fact that you need to clean!residential carpet 1

“Scientists find physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus and process information. The researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute published that relates directly to uncluttered and organized living.

Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout visual cortex, providing a neutral correlate for the limited capacity of the visual system.”

Read the full article here.

I found this article on houselogoic.com to be quite interesting

A link between high cortisol (stress hormone) levels in female home owners and a high density of household objects. The more stuff, the more stress women feel. Men, on the other hand, don’t seem bothered by mess, which accounts for tensions between tidy wives and their clutter bug hubbies.

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You can create or have clutter by having too many files on your computer unnecessarily, too many notifications on your smart phone from social media sites, and basically any reminders you keep putting on your phones and continue to snooze or reschedule can be creating clutter in your life. BTW I am the master of snoozing my calendar reminders and it drives me crazy. Every day I say I am going to do something about it!

4 quick tips to Master YOUR Clutter!

  1. Set limits on how many social media accounts, how many people you would follow on those social media accounts. Set constrains on the number of apps you are allowed to have on your phone! Start easy and mastering your phone could be the best way to get started!
  2. Develop a cleaning schedule. If you are able to hire a cleaning service -ask for a frequency that never lets you feel stressed because the home is dirty! For some that may be a week for others that may be a monthly cleaning schedule – obviously it depends on your budget!
  3. Use storage containers wisely – if you have a basement, utilize the basement to storage season clothes and items.
  4. Review all computer files on your desktop – get rid of whatever you can!

Happy decluttering!

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