We all know how pleasant a tidy living space can be, but we sometimes fail to achieve that in our own homes. This is sometimes due to an abundance of clutter, especially when we are prone to buying more items than we need. And it’s sometimes due to problems with time, as we don’t always get the chance to have a proper clearup.
Still, make the effort to tidy up we should, even it means foregoing an activity we would prefer to be involved in. And whether we donate unwanted items or rely on mobile storage units, we should also make the effort to eliminate clutter too. Because when we do have a tidier home, we can expect the following benefits.
#1: Less stress
An untidy home can lead to an untidy mind, and by that we mean a mind that is stressed and frazzled. Studies have shown that clutter can add to our stress levels, as it impedes our ability to focus properly. It can also distract us when we’re trying to sleep at night, and cause us to work less productively, and these are also stress-related issues. By tidying up regularly, and by removing any clutter, we should be able to free our minds from the burden of the mess around us.
#2: Fewer safety hazards
Have you ever stubbed your toe on something that has been left lying around your house? Have you ever received a bump on the head when something has fallen from a shelf? With an untidy home, injuries can be made possible, whether these items are at ground level or stored haphazardly above us. A trip and a fall, or an aerial assault from above, could badly injure us, so we should do whatever it takes to stop our homes from becoming health and safety nightmares.
#3: More social opportunities
Would you invite somebody around to your house if it wasn’t clean and tidy? Chances are, you probably wouldn’t, as you might be too embarrassed to greet visitors. Watching them grimace at the state of your home isn’t an enticing prospect, and neither is a compensation claim if they have fallen over something that has cluttered the floor. With a tidier home, more social opportunities can be made possible, as not only will we be less embarrassed, but we will have more space to have a tea party or something. We will be less likely to panic when somebody drops by unexpectedly too!
#4: The ability to find things
Have you ever spent an age trying to find your car keys when leaving for work or the school run? Have you ever missed a bill payment because your paperwork has been disorganized? Have you ever missed your favorite TV show because the remote control has gone walkabout? With a tidy living space, you won’t have to face such issues, as you should be able to find everything you need quickly and easily.
So, looking around you now, consider your living space. How tidy is it? If it’s not as well-ordered as you would like, stop what you’re doing, and have a good tidy up. You will benefit your life if you do!