De-cluttering is a great way to unwind when everything appears hectic and messy. It can be hard to stop our brains from working overtime, especially when there is nothing tangible to clasp, so having a tidy up and clear out can be the next best thing. Maybe there’s a room in your house or a box that’s been sitting at the back of the wardrobe since forever that can be sorted through.
The Blurt Foundation (blurtitout.org) notes how our environment can affect our mood and reducing clutter can help us to de-stress. Decluttering can involve ‘removing, reducing or rationalising our immediate environment’.
Benefits of decluttering:
•De-stressing – it can improve our day to day if tasks are simplified such as searching through our sock draw!
•Boost our self-esteem – removing any unwanted items or tat can help us to feel good about what we own.
•Letting go – You might be holding on to a memory that provokes negative emotions. By removing these objects, you are also enabling yourself to let go.
•Gives us a sense of achievement – clearing out and tidying up can seem daunting but once you’ve finished, the results will be worth it!
If you are getting rid of items that are in good condition, why not see if a local charity shop could benefit from them? Not only will you be helping a charity, but also you will be passing on your pre-loved items to a new home.