Let’s admit it: we own too much stuff. We buy and we buy, but we don’t make provisions for enough storage space to put them all in. The result is predictable: most of our possessions end up being scattered all over the place. In other words, we are buried in clutter, and many among us aren’t doing much about it.
But declutter we must, because of the following reasons:
You and your family are at greater risk of accidents when’s there’s so much clutter in your home. Stepping on rogue Lego bricks, for example, can cause you lots of pain in your soles at best, and a bad fall at worst if you slip on them. Imagine if this happens on the top part of your stairs as you’re on your way down.
When your home is cluttered, it also means you’re hardly cleaning up the place. When you fail to clean your home, it’s likely to be filthy enough to become a hotbed for germs and bacteria, not to mention mice, rats, cockroaches, and other types of vermin.
A cluttered home can also stop you from entertaining guests. Unless you don’t feel any kind of shame or guilt about the mess, you will be too embarrassed to have friends and relatives over.
Some people don’t declutter because the entire process can be stressful. What they don’t realize is that clutter is a serious source of stress. Looking at the mess and having neither the time nor the energy to clean it up can cause them to be frustrated, anxious, and even guilty, and all these emotions can do a number on your stress levels.
We all need to declutter. For tips on doing it right, check out the infographic below from A&C Brothers Moving & Storage, a Phoenix mover company.