The process of decluttering is all the rage nowadays. Chances are you’ve heard or read about the importance of decluttering in blogs and magazines or watched something about it on TV. People rave that decluttering is practical and beneficial for many reasons, whether it’s for your home, office space or in the workplace. If you haven’t tried decluttering yourself, you might miss out on some of its benefits but if you’re thinking about it, here are seven reasons why you need to declutter right now:
PRIORITY: It helps you decide what’s important
The good thing about decluttering is that it helps you set priorities. How you ask? By enabling you to decide what’s important and what’s not. Chances are you are still holding on to things that no longer have value in your today and or even have no sentimental importance. When you declutter, you tend to be selective, and you learn to prioritize which typically translates into other areas of your life.
CLEANLINESS: It helps you clean your space
One good reason why you need to declutter is to ensure that your space is clean. It’s highly possible that the mess of occupying your space is compromising its cleanliness. Honestly it’s a lot easier to clean a space that has been decluttered then it clean it if its cluttered. I mean they do say cleanliness is next to godliness. Do you think so?
SPACE: It helps you create more space
If not having enough space is a concern of yours decluttering will definitely help with that. Because we all need ample space to dance around, think, work, or do whatever you want, clutter can hinder you from making the most of your place. Furthermore, you can trip and fall if your floor is too cluttered and no one wants to happen.
TASTE: It can augment your personal taste
When you’re removing clutter from your space, you’re more likely to learn a lot about what you want in terms of clothing, decor, and other items around your home. For instance, let’s say you’re cleaning out your closet. Aside from figuring out which clothes you want to donate, you’ll also learn more about yourself. You will come across clothes that you no longer wear or would be caught wearing. You will also start to discover your current personal style and taste based off your current lifestyle.
SAVINGS: It can help you save money
The less you buy, the less you spend and through decluttering you’ll acquire the habit of saving up. You’ll only want to spend money on things you deem important and not on unnecessary things.
INCOME: It can become a source of income
When it comes to money, here’s another thing you should know: decluttering can help you make money. Chances are there may be a few items that you no longer need or don’t suit your taste, yet they can still be used. Sell them instead. For instance, you can have a garage sale to get rid of clothes that you no longer use. Nowadays there are so many other avenues that help you declutter while making money so if you’re interested in seeing what those are let me know in the comments section below.
FREEDOM: It can give you a sense of liberty
Decluttering can make you feel freer point blank. Physically speaking, it will allow you to quickly and easily move from one space to another. It also helps with concentration as it prevents distractions. Mentality speaking, according to a University of California study they found that levels of the stress hormone cortisol were higher in mothers who lived in homes they described as "cluttered" or full of "unfinished projects." Decluttering contributes to your wellbeing. Just try it and let me know what you think.
Whatever is your reason to declutter your space, the benefits overall are worth trying. If you have any other suggestions on the importance of decluttering, please share in the below comments.