The act of moving as in transporting your belongs from one location to another place of residence presents an ideal opportunity for you to downsize/organize your possessions and belongings. The following are just a few of the many benefits of reducing the clutter, or purging the stuff, in your life:
Less Things to Pack And Subsequently Move
Obviously, one major benefit of getting rid of clutter is simply having less stuff to pack and then move. When it comes time to move, you will be glad you did this!
Make a Little Money
Another benefit of getting rid of excess belongings is making a little money. You can do this by having a yard sale, selling items on Ebay or on Facebook Yardsale or other similar sites. Of course, you could also donate items to a charity, and write the donation off on your taxes for a similar financial boost.
It Helps Out Others
Speaking of charities, they are helped immensely by people like you, donating unneeded items to charities that either give it to needy individuals or sell it at a cheap rate. Even if you simply sell items at a yard sale at discounted rates, you are helping others out by allowing them to get items, which are in good used condition, at a fraction of the cost they would pay for them in a store.
Science Says its Healthier
According to science, clutter is generally unhealthy. As stated in Psychology Today, “clutter can have quite the psychological effect.” It’s easy to believe this, simply think about how a cluttered or messy desk or kitchen makes you feel. It causes your heart to race and that feeling of dread to come over you. Clutter is like that on steroids. Therefore, removing it from your life, ensuring everything has a place, will create an atmosphere of peace and calmness in your home.
Makes It Easier for You to Find Possessions, Saving You Time
It would be interesting to determine how much of our time we spend trying to find lost or misplaced items. Having a home that is cluttered and overfilled, of course, only increases the likelihood that you will waste time regularly performing tasks. Therefore, in order to cut down on stress, and save yourself valuable time, you need to organize your home, and declutter.
It Will Help You Sleep Better
A new sleep study noted on Today.com discovered that people who sleep in a cluttered room have a high risk of developing a hoarding disorder and are more likely to develop a sleep disorders. Therefore, a well organized room will help you catch more zzz’s.
It Makes You Moody
Clutter can be considered “visual noise.” As such, clutter often makes you “feel” bad or moody. In essence, it causes you to feel like your life isn’t exactly together. This relation between moodiness and/or well being and clutter was proven by researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families. It was discovered through this and other studies that “It turns out that clutter has a profound effect on our mood and self-esteem.”
The above are just some benefits associated with a well-organized, clutter free home. If you are nearing a move, now is the perfect time to get your house in order and even if you aren’t, there are still many benefits of organizing your living space as evidenced by the above.