We’ve made spring the official season for cleaning, but decluttering can be done at any time of the year. Fall seems to be perfect for this as things start to slow down and we start getting prepared for the holiday season. Decluttering in general helps in more ways than one, and is not just limited to having a clear space. It can also work wonders for your mental health, especially in trying times like these. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you should consider decluttering this fall.
Reset Before the New Year
Decluttering now gives you the chance to end the year in beauty and reset your space. This will also allow you to get prepared for the new year. The holiday celebrations will be too hectic to get anything done, so now is a perfect time. You also won’t have to worry about going on a huge cleaning sprint just before the holidays.
Lower Your Stress Levels
They often say that clutter on the exterior is a reflection of the chaos inside, and research tends to agree. One particular UCLA study found a direct link between clutter and cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is the stress hormone and is linked with all sorts of disorders from heart disease and high blood pressure all the way up to anxiety and depression.
If your space is constantly crowded and you’re feeling stressed, you may have found the problem. Maybe you should try tidying things up a little bit and see how you feel.
Not only that, but clutter constantly reminds us that we will have to clean it up at some point. This becomes greater as the stuff starts to pile up. So start now and maintain a cleanup schedule if you don’t want it to be an issue anymore.
Make You House Pretty for Possible Buyers
If you were thinking about putting your house on the market but wasn’t sure yet, it would be wise to start decluttering now. That’s because things will get tougher once winter gets here, and if you want to sell your during that time, you might get some strikes against you if it’s a mess.
So, we suggest you do a full inside and out clean up. It would also be a good idea to rent some sort of trailer to take away all the trash.
There are services like Waste Away Systems that will rent you a roll of container that you can keep for a certain period. This will allow you to clean up anything that’s laying around, or debris from any project you might’ve been working on.
Start Your Resolutions Early
Another thing about keeping a tidy home is that it starts rubbing off on other areas of your life. One study found that people who lived in messy homes were 77% more likely to have weight issues. Keeping a house clean requires discipline, and discipline can help you in tons of different ways in your everyday life. So take the steps necessary to at least start with one room, and see where it takes you.
Decluttering is always a good idea, and now is the best time to start. You will not only get mental benefits but be able to concentrate on what really matters in your life.