“An organized outside leads to an organized inside”, says Neha Bhandari, Founder – HouseThat. She shares quick and easy ways to declutter and stay stress-free and relaxed.
A bloated house is an uncomfortable one. Clutter gets in our way, increases our stress and wastes our time, energy and resources. Clutter comes from indecision. Things accumulate because we haven’t decided how to handle them or where to put them. And when we don’t make those decisions, we set ourselves up for the frustration and wasted time of continually searching for things. Clutter is a form of visual distraction as everything in our vision subtly pulls at our attention. The less clutter, the less visual stress we experience. Wise! A minimalist home is significantly less stressful and has a calming feel.
For a Calmer and Happier You
Getting organized requires tackling both physical and mental clutter. The physical clutter is merely a representation of what is going on inside our minds. If we don’t address the mental clutter first, then we are merely treating the symptoms. By focusing on the mental clutter, we can treat the source of the disorganization, while also decluttering and organizing the physical clutter inside our homes. According to ‘HouseThat’ survey, six out of ten people even lost weight after their house was minus the clutter. Probably because decluttering lowered their stress and freed space in their kitchen so they could more easily cook and eat healthful meals at home.
No matter how disorganized your home is, there is always something to be grateful for. And when you’re in a state of gratitude, your mood impacts your decision-making big time. Organizing is all about making decisions, you see.