Anxiety over clutter affects your brain waves and interferes with your sleep, leaving you more fatigued, affecting your hormone levels, and increasing cortisol levels. Some researchers believe this can even lead to weight gain.
American families are overwhelmed by clutter in their daily life. Research by UCLA-affiliated social scientists concluding that living in a cluttered home can create a subtle, constant, sense of stress.
-Clutter also drains us of our time. Those who live in cluttered homes spend more time looking for lost items such as keys, checkbook, bills, shoes, and the remote.
-The American Demographics Society reports that Americans as a whole waste 9 million hours per day searching for misplaced items, and 23 percent of adults say they pay bills late, with penalties, because they lose them.
-When clutter takes over, the home, (which should be a hiatus from daily anxieties) can become a large contributor to our overall stress levels. http://nourishingminimalism.com/30-day-guide-to-a-clean-and-organized-home-3
Rachel Jones a Minimalist Coach suggests there is help:
-When we create one clean and clear space in our home, it gives us an encouragement and incentive to keep going.
-Removing some of the clutter and chaos in your home will also make a difference in your mental and emotional health.
Rachel Jones is a minimalist, blogger, lover of Jesus, wife to Brian, mom to 6. We live in a 1132 sq. ft. house, in Montana and strive for a simple life. We enjoy being outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing, biking and investing in our community. Stressed over CLUTTER? Go to the “nourishing minimalism” website http://goo.gl/2lzdGI
Related Article: Does this describe the front of your fridge?
Expired coupons, school lunch menus, pictures the kids drew, old receipts, phone numbers, magnets from anyone and everyone that we got in the mail. Photographs of friends and family that we don’t know what to do with…
A family’s tolerance for a crowded refrigerator surface often corresponds to the ‘over abundance’ of possessions in the main rooms of the house.”
Based on the book “Life at Home in The Twenty-First Century”
Correlation: Cluttered fridge front = a cluttered home…
-Houses with the highest amount of items on the refrigerator
(averaging 80 items on display) had 1,448 visible objects in the main rooms of the home (living/family room, dining room, office and kitchen).
-Whereas the group of people with a tidy and minimally decorated fridge had approximately 322 visible objects in the main rooms. http://goo.gl/2lzdGI
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