Clutter accumulation is a slow gradual process. Over time, you replace stuff in your kitchen, wardrobe or sitting room, yet you are so attached to your old stuff that you find it hard to dispose them or give away. After a few years, you have boxes filled with old stuff in your house or garage. Clutter is stressful, it makes spaces feel crowded and untidy.
Pilling up clutter in your house will leave you feeling overwhelmed, and steal a sense of serenity from your home. To help you improve your life, below are 14 benefits of decluttering.
1) Take inventory
With clutter all over the house, you are not sure what you have and what you do not have. Things buried in your garage are probably things you need to use in the house.
2) Getting organised
Decluttering is the first step to an organised home. A deep declutter will help you to redefine spaces and know what is stored in each space.
3) Opportunity to express kindness
Most of the things that fill up spaces in our house are things we do not use, yet those items can be donated to a family member, friend or for charity. Decluttering gives you an opportunity to be a blessing to someone else.
4) Move on from the past
Do you have things that remind you of your failed relationship, old job or mistakes you made in the past? Decluttering is the first step to move from the past and focus on the present and the future. However, holding on to a bit of sentimentality is okay, but too much of it will only hold you back.
5) Clear mental space
If your house is crowded and disorganised, it will make your mind feel the same. It is very difficult to have peace of mind in a disordered crumped environment. To clear or reset your emotional space, try declutter therapy.
6) Generate extra income
Decluttering will help you to earn some extra coin for your pocket. Open up a yard sale or sell your items online to earn a few bucks from your declutter exercise.
7) Create space to pursue hobbies
Decluttering your house will create space for you to pursue your hobbies. Clear out your garage to set up your art studio or to create a woodworking shop, or redesign your bedroom to have a home office.
8) Save storage space
With a cluttered house, you will always be investing in new storage. Decluttering your house will not only save you space in your house, but also save you money that you would otherwise use to buy new storage containers.
9) Rekindle old hobbies
As times goes by, life gets in the way and ambitions and hobbies are overtaken by other responsibilities. The exercise of decluttering will help you to uncover projects and interests that were buried away long time ago.
10) Reduce waste in the house
Decluttering will help you to know what you have and what you need. This will help you to avoid impulse buying. Owning less means there is less to clean, store and maintain. Decluttering will help you to reduce plastic waste and live a greener life.
11) Share memories
The process of decluttering will help you to unearth treasures kept away in boxes in the house. These treasures can be shared with your childhood friends, siblings or parents to lighten the moment.
12) Improve mood
Clutter will make your life feel dull, gloomy and tired. Declutter your house to improve your attitude and mood. Taking time to spruce up personal space is an ideal way to honour yourself.
13) Create a serene environment
An organised space is a peaceful space. Decluttering your home will free up space in your house, improve air quality and make your home feel peaceful.
14) Give you more time
Clutter can overwhelm your mind and limit you from getting quality work done. Looking for clothing items to wear in the morning or finding keys can consume most of your time. Decluttering your home will save you a good amount of time that you can redirect to other important tasks.
Decluttering is therapeutic. It will improve your life, from physical outlook to mental stability. If you are in the process of decluttering your house, contact us at Paul’s Rubbish Removal to help you remove your rubbish. With over a decade of experience, pocket friendly prices and professional team, we will help you declutter your house to achieve a peaceful and organised home.