Did you know mental health affects how we think, feel and act? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it affects our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Part of being human is periodically feeling overwhelmed, which can be a result of taking on too much at work or other circumstances outside of our control. But another reason we might feel stressed out is from clutter.
When our space feels crowded it can sometimes affect our mood, especially if we can’t find what we need (like our yoga mat or child’s favorite toy). By decluttering, we can feel organized, empowered, and a bit more relaxed.
Here are a few tips for de-stressing by decluttering your space:
Start With One Object: While tempting to do a huge clean at first, one of the best ways to get started with getting organized is to pick one object you want to remove from your space. For example, paper. Go through your apartment or home and get rid of (or file away) any old receipts or notes or bills tucked away in desk drawers or on countertops. By starting small, the decluttering process will feel much more manageable.
Set a Timeframe: Whether you’re trying to declutter your guest room or home office or the kids’ playroom, mark a date on the calendar for when exactly you want to get this done. Be realistic on how much time you’ll need - a Saturday afternoon or several weeks. If the decluttering job feels extra big, try writing down specific steps. You could say for the first hour you’re going to remove all unused toys, the next round could be that you’re going to gather and re-organize all the books in the room, etc. Setting a timeframe with specific action items will help make the project bite-size and hold you accountable for getting it done.
Get a Murphy Bed: Maybe the issue with your cluttered home office isn’t that you need to toss things out, but that you just…need more space! Enter the Murphy bed. With its multi-functional design, a Murphy bed can instantly declutter and transform any space, giving you extra storage options. When you have guests coming to town, a Murphy bed helps you to be worry-free about where to put them. The
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