We know the proven benefits of self-care are better physical, mental, and emotional health. Self-care promotes positive health outcomes, resilience, living longer, and becoming better equipped to manage stress. When we think of practicing self-care, most behaviors include time spent outdoors, making healthy food choices, regular exercise, good sleep habits, meditation, journaling, and anything that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Studies show that decluttering and organizing your living space is considered an important key in self-care to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. Research suggests clutter and disorganization can affect our anxiety levels, sleep, and ability to focus.
So, how do you begin? The best way to begin the process of decluttering your home is to tackle it room-by-room. When sorting through items, go through the process of what to keep, what to toss, and what to donate. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used something in the past year, you should donate it or toss it. For the items you have chosen to keep, which might include seasonal décor, clothing, sporting equipment, etc., consider a self-storage unit to be able to access them as needed throughout the year.
Decluttering your home is the first step. Keeping it decluttered and organized is a continuing challenge. It requires adopting a new mindset and making a daily commitment to return items where they belong after using them. It’s helpful to declutter every 3-6 months to stay on top of things getting out of hand. Decluttering allows you to reclaim your space, gives you a fresh start, and a sense of accomplishment.
Say goodbye to clutter and hello to space!