As the old saying goes, ‘a tidy home is a tidy mind’ and it’s certainly true that your environment can affect your emotional well-being. When your home is in disarray, it can affect your ability to concentrate, focus or relax. As a result, it’s easier to feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Fortunately, you can alleviate these feelings by overhauling your environment. To get you started, take a look at these five ways to declutter your home and your mind:
1 | START SMALL
If decluttering an entire property feels overwhelming, don’t try and take on too much at once. Instead, start small and set yourself achievable tasks. You might want to start by decluttering just one room, for example, on focusing on specific items, like clothing. Once you begin to make progress, the sense of satisfaction you get will spur you on to achieve even more.
2 | TURN CLUTTER INTO CASH
If you need a little extra motivation to get started, think about the extra cash you can bring in when you sell the items you no longer need or want. A significant number of your belongings can easily be re-sold via online marketplaces or local listings sites. Instead of discarding items by putting them in the bin, list them for sale or donate them to people in need.
3 | GET EXTRA STORAGE
If you don’t have enough storage space, it’s hard to keep a home free from clutter. As well as integrating more storage into your home, consider renting a storage unit where you can keep items that you want to hang on to but that you don’t use every day. When you rent a container with Stored Away, for example, you can have your items collected from your home and delivered directly to your unit. What’s more – your items can be delivered straight back to your door when you decide to get them out of storage again!
4 | CREATE SPACE FOR RELAXATION
As you declutter your home, you’ll notice just how much more space you have available. If you want to put the space to good use, reserve a particular area in your home for relaxation. This might be somewhere you can meditate or practice yoga or it might be a cosy corner where you can settle down with a good book. However you choose to relax, having a dedicated space will make it easier to calm your mind.
5 | DECLUTTER ON A DAILY BASIS
Once you’ve done the hard work, you’ll be able to keep your living environment free from clutter by spending a few minutes each day putting things away. By making this part of your regular schedule, you can ensure that your home remains a clutter-free zone.
PRIORITISNG YOUR WELL-BEING
It’s easy to overlook your well-being when you’re living a busy, stressful life, but putting yourself first can transform your physical and emotional health. When you make your well-being a priority, you can adjust your schedule to incorporate a variety of healthy activities, such as maintaining a healthy home, relaxing your mind and enhancing your fitness.
Thank you so much for reading! – xo N
This is a contributed post.