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Decluttering Tips for Better Health

Decluttering Tips for Better Health


When someone starts a decluttering project for their home, it’s usually to improve the appearance, organization and convenience of living in the space. But, did you know that too much clutter can also contribute to health concerns? From trouble sleeping to an unhealthy diet, believe it or not, the clutter in your home may be contributing to more health concerns than you may realize. Now is the perfect time to start decluttering for good health. Here are a few benefits of declutter. 

Benefits of Declutter: 4 Decluttering Tips

  1. Better sleep.

Stress is known to directly affect our sleep habits. The lower your stress, the better sleep you get. A quick way to lower your stress is to declutter your home.

Clutter can increase stress, so if you consider your home to be “messy” or “cluttered,” it could cause a rise in your cortisol levels. Cortisol is considered the stress hormone. When that happens, your sleep can become disrupted and unrestful. For a better night’s sleep, declutter the rooms you spend the most time in, like the bedroom and living room.

  1. Better concentration.

Clutter creates excess stimuli and draws our focus away from what we should concentrate on. This is of particular importance if you’re a freelancer or work remotely. Try decluttering and organizing the room where you’re working, whether it’s just a home office or the whole living room. Once this is completed, you should have an easier time focusing.

  1. Better breathing.

It’s no secret that those of us with respiratory issues don’t do well around dust. If you have a lot of clutter around your home, you’re going to have a lot of dust as well. Clutter provides extra surface area for dust to collect on and flair up your asthma or COPD. Pack away some of the clutter while you’re decluttering and breathe easier.

  1. Better diet.

If you’re feeling stressed out of anxious, you may catch yourself reaching for unhealthy foods frequently throughout the day. This is because cortisol increases our appetite. If we continue to snack on unhealthy foods such as frozen pizzas and potato chips, you may see an increase in weight. As weight increases, it effects our health in many different negative ways. Spending time decluttering the rooms you spend the most time in may help you to have an easier time making healthy food choices.

Declutter for Good Health with Oakley Self Storage

As you’re working on your decluttering project, you may have found some belongings that you don’t know what to do with. If you’re not ready to get rid of it or don’t have the basement space for it, it’s time to think about a storage space. At Oakley Self Storage in Oakley, California, we have a helpful size guide so you can decide which unit is right for you — whether you need a small 5x5 or a much larger 10x30. And to help keep our customers safe and healthy, we’re taking extra steps in response to COVID-19.

If you’re looking to clear clutter out of your home, reserve a storage unit with Oakley Self Storage.