What are Benefits of Uncluttering? – Home Improvement
Many articles have been written about uncluttering but seldom do the authors emphasize the benefits of getting rid of clutter. This article will attempt to give you all or, at least, the most important reasons why it’s good to clear your home of clutter.
7 tangible benefits of uncluttering.
1. Uncluttering means money – There is money in your trash. You can hold a garage sale for all the items that are still in good condition and turn your trash into cash. You can even sell them in shop and sell online stores such as eBay, atOnce.com, or Craigslist.
2. Uncluttering means more available space for the things that you need – Clearing out items that you no longer need will make room for the things that you do need.
3. Uncluttering can help you find things faster – Plowing through clutter when you’re looking for something is time consuming. Once everything is in its proper place, locating an item will be faster and easier.
4. Uncluttering can give you more time for yourself and your loved ones – Once everything is organized at home you’ll have more time to devote to yourself, your family and your friends.
5. Uncluttering will make you appreciate living with less – Clutter is a symptom of consumerism. Once you’ve gotten rid of stuff that you bought but haven’t used in years you’ll realize you can live with less.
6. Unclutteringcan make you feel good about your space – A clean and uncluttered room is a joy to dwell in. The free and open spaces make it more inviting and livable.
7. The most tangible effect of uncluttering is a general feeling of comfort and well-being that pervades a clean and uncluttered space.
Health benefits of uncluttering
Clutter can make an individual physically, emotionally and mentally sick. It generates a disagreeable, sluggish energy which has an effect on a person and everyone else who lives hemmed in by it. The body sucks up this stale energy and after some time it will begin to impinge on every part of their being. It will drain them, makes them tired, generates congestion in the body and confusion in the mind and eventually they’ll get sick.
Some congestive problems such as colds, constipation and respiratory problems, even being overweight, are only some of the physical manifestations of the effect of clutter on an individual’s health. An individual may also experience slowness and weightiness in their movements while their skin, eyes and hair will tend to look lifeless and dull. It drains a person of energy and makes them feel like they’re in a rut and totally stressed out.
Studies show that uncluttering liberates a person from their health problems. Understandably so since they can now breathe fresh and clean air, sleep better in a clean and tidy room, be free of stress and anxiety, and feel invigorated and energized. They will be a healthier human being both in mind and body.
Emotional benefits of uncluttering
Uncluttering can sometimes bring out to the surface some of an individual’s most deeply rooted emotions. One of the obstacles of uncluttering is that dealing with clutter means also dealing with a person’s very own feelings. Overcoming clutter can help them come to terms with these emotions.
Here are 5 emotional benefits of uncluttering:
1. Uncluttering can help a person accept reality – When they dispose of clothes that don’t fit them anymore; it means they’re ready to accept the reality of the shape and size they are now.
2. Uncluttering can help in dealing with grief and loss – When someone get rid of the possessions of a loved one who passed away; it means that they’re ready to come to terms with their grief and loss.
3. Uncluttering can help a person to move on – When a person gets rid of things after a divorce, it means that they’re ready to move on from a relationship that didn’t work.
4. Uncluttering can help in dealing with guilt – When someone disposes of gifts – wedding, birthday or anniversary gifts that they haven’t used because the gift didn’t appeal to them – it means that they are now ready to deal with the items without any sense of guilt.
5. Uncluttering can help an individual own up to some error in judgment – When a person disposes of stuff that they bought because it’s on sale or expensive things that they’ve never used, it means that they’re accepting the fact that they’ve made some very poor purchasing decisions.
Uncluttering and living in a clutter-free home means living in the present. It means getting rid of the hurtful past and freeing oneself from the feelings attached to material objects. Uncluttering will also give individuals a chance to trust themselves to make the right decisions in the future.
Article From : Williams, Jen (2012-07-19). Unclutter Your Life! How to Tame Your Mess, Calm Your Mind, Lighten your Load.