Decluttering has been, hands down, the most positive change I’ve made in my life. And I continue to remove things in order to be ready to downsize when the right property comes along. Organizing and clearing out unnecessary items from our living spaces has gained popularity in recent years, and for good reason. There are so many benefits to decluttering that go well beyond the obvious. Decluttering has had a profound positive impact on my mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. I want to share some of the benefits that I am noticing as I remove the excess from my life
I can easily locate the items I need
One positive outcome of decluttering my space is that I have a clear and organized space. Now it is much easier to find what I am looking for. By creating designated storage spaces and organizing my things they are easy to access when I need them. Overall, decluttering creates a more stress-free environment and that is what I love.
I have (much needed) increased focus and clarity
One of the major benefits of decluttering is stress relief. Physical clutter can create mental clutter, making it difficult to concentrate and causing feelings of overwhelm. By reducing the amount of clutter in my home, I have felt a sense of calm, more focus and clearer thinking. The self confidence that I have gained and the sense of accomplishment is all I need to encourage me to keep decluttering.
I have more energy to focus on other tasks
Another positive result of decluttering is increased productivity. In a cluttered space, I cannot focus and stay motivated. However, by decluttering and organizing my home, I’ve been able to tackle projects that have been put off due to my disorganized environment. Now my mind can better focus on the task at hand. I also spend less time searching for misplaced items because I don’t have as many things and what I have is properly organized. So now I have more time to concentrate on my work.
Decluttering my space has brought about way more benefits to my mental and emotional well-being than I could have ever imagined. It has reduced my anxiety, created a sense of accomplishment, and improved my focus and productivity. Additionally, because I have donated so much, I feel good about helping others and contributing to a more sustainable planet. I have sold things online, too, for extra money, also a bonus! I know how overwhelming it can be at first so start small, and take baby steps toward a more organized and clutter-free environment. Your mind and body will thank you for it. I’m proof of it!