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If you’re guilty of having an untidy home filled with mess and clutter, you’re not alone. But did you know that clutter and materialism can lead to stress and anxiety? A recent study by Havas Worldwide revealed that 50% of us could live happily without most of the things we own. We love to accumulate things, and the more stuff we have, the more anxious, depressed and joyless we feel. There’s a lot to be said for living with less, and having too much clutter could seriously impact your psychological health – also making it harder for you to clean your home which could leave you feeling stressed out.
A study carried out at the University of California measured stress hormone levels in 30 couples. Women who described their home environment as chaotic or messy had higher levels of cortisol, when measure at various points throughout the day. Interestingly, men seemed to be less affected by a messy, cluttered home.
Quit your clutter habit
Buying less stuff is the obvious way to cut back on clutter and enjoy a cleaner, tidier home, but what else can you do to ensure you don’t disappear under an ever-growing pile of stuff? Well, you could start by spending money on experiences rather than things – living with less and experiencing more is definitely more fulfilling, so instead of buying a new pair of shoes, enjoy a workout at the gym or see a film at the cinema with friends.
De-clutter your home
A great way to begin de-cluttering is to clear out your wardrobes and cupboards and place things you don’t use in some large storage boxes. Come the end of the month, any items you haven’t used can be donated to charity! Obviously be sensible about this – don’t throw out all your winter jumpers just because it’s summer – but try to be as ruthless as you can when it comes to things that you clearly don’t need, wear or use. Don’t be tempted to refill empty spaces either; once you’ve started to de-clutter, enjoy the minimalism!
Research has also revealed that a cleaner home could lead to healthier food choices. A study published in Psychological Science journal revealed that those who worked in a neat, tidy space for 10 minutes were twice as likely to choose an apple over a chocolate bar than those working in a messy, chaotic office.This could be because your brain craves comfort food to cope with stress caused by untidy surroundings. And we all know that eating a healthier diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables can boost your mental health!
Cleaning and allergies
Cleaning your home from top to bottom could also help to prevent allergies and protect your immune system. Did you know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors? Polle, mould, pet dander, dust mites, cleaning product toxins and other chemicals can all be present in the air, which could lead to physical symptoms such as wheezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes – so you won’t feel your best! source: expertrain.com.
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