It can be difficult to keep your home clean and in order, especially when you have a full house. While kids can and do create a lot of clutter, adults can too and the problem isn’t always a spacial one. Clutter can significantly affect mental and physical health and even if you attempt to clean up sometimes no amount of storage bins and shelves will make a difference. This is why it’s important to take control of your clutter by cleaning up and changing habits.
So how does clutter affect your health? Well, first clutter can increase stress levels. The more cluttered and disorganized your home is the more stress, anxiety and guilt you may feel about the mess. In fact, research shows that a substantial amount of clutter can also lead more than just stress, but depression, an inability to focus, and reduced productivity. So it’s safe to say that clutter can significantly harm your mental health.
Your physical health can also be affected by clutter because with clutter comes dust and dirt. Neglected areas of your home that accumulate clutter can also accumulate dust, dander, mold and mildew, which can worsen allergies and lead to respiratory issues. Other physical health effects of clutter can include fatigue and weight gain. A disorganized home is overwhelming and organizing that mess, depending on the task at hand, for some may feel impossible, which is why for many, just looking at the clutter can cause mental as well as physical fatigue.
So how can you dig yourself out of this mess to avoid these potential health effects? We know it can be difficult to make time to do this on your own, which is why we offer de-cluttering services to help reorganize your home and your life. At Two Cousins we not only provide design and remodeling, but organization and de-cluttering services to help your home reach it’s full potential. For a consultation call us or click here for a quote!