The Organization Diet: Cut The Clutter & Improve Your Life

Is your closet so filled to the brim that you cause an avalanche of clothes each time you open it? Are your kitchen counters a magnet for appliances, receipts, change and other random items? If so, they might be affecting your well-being. Science says clutter can cause your stress and anxiety levels to rise, which can affect your mental and physical health.

There are many areas of the home where clutter can occur, from the bedroom to the garage and everywhere in between. In fact, people in the U.S. waste over 9 million hours a day searching for lost objects including money and remotes. Read on to learn how clutter may be affecting you, and what you can do to avoid it.

There are many ways in which clutter can negatively affect your health. If left unchecked, untidiness can cause overeating, weight gain, depression, anxiety and poor sleep. Additionally, household clutter could make you less productive, possibly leading to coping strategies that make you more likely to watch TV or snack on junk food. A messy environment even increases your risk of physical injury from tripping or falling over items.

Living in a more organized and fresher environment simplifies life and helps you focus on being in the present moment. For more ways on how to reduce the clutter in your home, see the accompanying resource.

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