There is really no accounting how much stress all the clutter inside the house amounts to. The human sub consciousness is a territory yet to be fully explored and it does indeed work in mysterious ways. But the fact is, sometimes what we see as just a heap of rubbish is actually an attack on your sub conscious mind that gets reflected by your emotions. And then the results are really unpredictable since they depend on every individual. You look at a pile of rubbish, you might ignore it, you might get disgusted, you might feel tired, you might get angry. All those things are bad signs since the pile of rubbish should not even be there in the first place. Here is why you should stay clear of cluttering up the home.
Mo’ Stuff, Mo’ Problems
The simple physical reason is that clutter means less free space around the house. It is an affliction, really, in that the house gets literal messy tumors which you need to remove in order to keep the daily life going normally. Doing some house clearance every now and then will help you move around quicker and safer, it will speed up the daily life and free up so much more time. A de-cluttering a day will definitely keep you going at a better daily pace and will save time in the future. Whether you live alone or with a large family, the less clutter you have, the better life will be. And it’s not about owning less, it’s about possession management. Keep what you need, discard the rest. Do you really need it?
Clutter Affects the Mind
We did start with this and it is concurred by many psychiatrists that the human brain is affected by your natural surroundings. It is also very easy to prove it. Different people react differently to different surroundings. Some people might find a nice sunny beach soothing, others might find the strong sun threatening. Some people might find the pouring rain relaxing, others might feel cold just by the thought of moisture slipping through the cracks. Clutter has the same effect. While many hoarders do literally need everything around them to be a complete and utter mess just because they find the thought of possession comforting, people normally feel enclosed when surrounded by too many things. There is a sense of repressed claustrophobia in everybody and the more clutter you have, the more you open the lid of that can of worms.
It’s the small things that bug people the most (pun is intended). When having a bad day, more clutter around you will make you feel surrounded by problems, thus increasing the stress you have already gathered. It has an oppressing effect on the mind and it magnifies any type of issue that might be going around there. Striving to just shake it off is rarely an option – but a proper house or loft clearance will do a much better job. Two reasons: one, the simple physical exercise of doing any kind of home clearance will take your mind off the problems that started outside the house; and two, the results of said clearance will deplete the clutter and, subsequently, the stress that you feel.
Creeping Clutter Concerns
And it is not just limited to the house. If you have a garden and you like spending time there, the same rules apply. You will not be able to relax when there are wind-blown papers, foliage, and toys sprawled all around the garden. You will not be able to concentrate on your work in the shed when it is full of old unfinished projects or leftover parts. But once a garden waste removal and a shed clearance are completed, you will have both the garden and the shed only for yourself and your peaceful mind.
In conclusion, getting some help for the clearance at home is never a problem and will only help you, both physically and mentally. Keep the mind and the house clear of all sorts of problems by spending at least fifteen minutes per day in sweeping up messes. Get professional help even, if needed – it is all truly for your own benefit.