Does Clutter Actually Affect Your Life?

Clutter is a problem that everybody can relate to. Whether you come home after a long day at work and throw letters and work on the side, or you have prolonged putting Christmas or Birthday presents away, we are all affected by clutter. However, a study conducted by About Health may put your mind at rest. Their study found that less than 10% say their homes are clutter-free. But does this mean that over 90% of people lead a miserable life?

Many people hold onto numerous items as they have a memory attached to them. Does this mean they have a miserable life? No. This means that they cherish memories, which has turned into clutter, resulting in an untidy house.

Studies show that there is a strong link between depression and clutter. When you walk into the kitchen and notice a pile of dishes in the sink, paperwork on the side and food everywhere, I guarantee happy thoughts do not jump to your mind. By making sure everything in the kitchen has a place, and washing up becomes a routine, your mind will automatically feel less cluttered.

The next step is the house. You might be shocked to know that most of us only wear 20% of the clothes in our wardrobe. By placing all your unwanted gifts, items, clothes and paperwork in boxes, you can then transfer them to a storage unit. You can then re-use any presents for Christmas, and your items will be in a safe area.

An article by Boston Herald also stated that firefighters are not able to perform their job to the best of their ability if a house is cluttered. It not only takes them longer to save a person, but the clutter distracts them, as they have to check nobody is trapped underneath the mess. Who knows, cleaning your house might save your life.

If you place the items that are cluttering your house in a storage unit, you will not only have a clean and tidy house, but your memories and valuable items will remain safe and secure.  Spaces and Places own storage units in Nuneaton, Winsford and Manchester. If you would like to learn more about prices and what storage unit would be best for you, feel free to contact us.