Almost everyone these days has too much stuff in their home. From that new gadget collecting dust you were so sure you’d use all the time to your jeans from the 7th grade, chances are you do too. There’s something almost therapeutic about ridding your home—and your life—of junk, but on top of that, it also has a few tangible benefits.
It’s easier to clean.
Having a well-organized home doesn’t just look cleaner, it is cleaner—and easier to clean. This isn’t just because you have less stuff, in general, to deal with, but also that the likelihood of everything having a place to be, so to speak, increases. Plus, there’s way less stuff to dust (assuming someone out there dusts).
You’ll be more organized.
Everything having a place also means you’ll know just where to find it. If you’ve ever spent hours looking for something you really need, and know you have—someplace—you can understand the advantage of finally getting organized.
You’ll have more space.
On top of this, if you have less stuff, you’ll have room for all your stuff. Remember when you first moved into your home or apartment, and it looked so much bigger? That’s because it wasn’t full of stuff yet. While that is surely an act of perspective, the additional room you’ll have to move around and put the stuff you really need is real—and wonderful. A more open living space just is less stressful.
You’ll save time.
All that time spent cleaning, searching, and re-arranging stuff to find or get to the things you need adds up more than you’d expect. Even if you’re one of those organizational chaos pros, de-cluttering your life is sure to save time in your day. Even simple everyday activities such as cooking or getting dressed will go quicker because you have more space to work and fewer choices to dig through.
You’ll know what you do and don’t have.
As you go through your stuff to decide what stays and what goes you also inevitably will get an accurate gauge of what you do or don’t have as well as what still functions and what doesn’t. The only thing worse than thinking you have something and not being able to find it is searching all day to find it only to finally find it and realize its broken.
As you can see, decluttering your life has some pretty amazing positive points, and it doesn’t have to be hard either. There are plenty of companies these days that will come to your home and help you deal with your unwanted items, such as EZ Queen Junk Removal. Alternately, if you have time, you could have a yard sale and make some spare cash while getting rid of your junk. You could even donate it all to charity. No matter how you go about it, the first step is to get started, even if it’s just one dusty t-shirt at a time.