Decluttering will cleanse your mind
If your home is in turmoil, it probably reflects the chaos in your subconscious mind, impairing your ability to remain focused. Clutter also limits your ability to process information. Decluttering your physical space can help you declutter your mind. This often results in a cleansing experience, where you feel lighter and have more room to breathe.
As you begin to detach from material possessions and place more importance on people and experiences, you will sense a feeling of freedom which can become addictive.
Improve Your Sleep
Just because you’ve got your eyes closed doesn’t mean that you’re suddenly blind to all the clutter surrounding you. All those clothes on the floor, the make-up products scattered all over the dresser… seeing these things right before you go to bed is not conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Your brain will be mentally processing all the external stimuli of the clutter, making it difficult to wind down and settle your mind, ready for sleep. Clear out your bedroom and see how easy it is to drift off without the clutter around you.
Boost Productivity and Creativity
A lot of people find it difficult to concentrate when surrounded by clutter, such as trying to work at a messy, disorganised desk. Excess things surrounding you can have a negative impact on your ability to focus. All the things around you will be competing for your attention, decreasing your productivity and increasing stress levels.
Without all that clutter, you should find your concentration levels increase. Not to mention, you’re certain to get a boost of creativity now that your head is cleared and you’re free to think about what you’re doing without being distracted by the things around you.
When you declutter, you’ll want to keep your home looking minimalist and beautiful, and not let the clutter build up again. You’ll have a better idea of what you want your home to look like, and what things you actually need and what you can do without.
After you’ve decluttered, you’ll be amazed at how much less you will buy as you’ll be aware that you really don’t need lots of things to make you happy. Clutter often blinds us to what we really own. Sorting everything out and giving your home a good declutter can help prevent you from making frivolous purchases in the future.
And, of course, there is money to be made from selling unwanted items on sites like eBay, for example.
There is a beautiful world of freedom and fresh breath hiding behind that clutter. Deciding how to declutter your home is up to you.