Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Mind

Decluttering your home can have a positive affect on your overall well being. Not only will it bring a feeling of cleanliness and organization to your home, it can also contribute to a greater sense of mental clarity and overall productivity.

Whether it is the closet that needs cleaning out or the clutter on your work desk that needs sorting out, Albuquerque Self Storage can help out.

Reduce Anxiety

Clutter can produce anxiety and decluttering can reduce it.

Living in a physical state of clutter, for a prolonged period of time, can lead to an unhealthy state of mind. Clutter can trigger a hormone called cortisol, which is also known as the “stress hormone.” An increase in cortisol can result in tension and anxiety. 

What seems like an innocent habit can lead to a vicious cycle.Seeing piled up dishes, scattered toys in the kid’s room, closets and drawers overflowing with junk can make someone feel anxious, overwhelmed or depressed. 

There is good news! Although not an easy task, decluttering your home is fulfilling both mentally and emotionally. One tip is to start small by focusing on one room or area of the house one day at a time. Then, slowly move on from there.

Another tip is to divide the piles of unsure items into trash, donate and store. For the items you do want to keep, you can either leave them as they are or change their placement in the house.

You won’t feel as overwhelmed knowing you do not have to clean the whole house in one day. In fact, small accomplishments can have positive effects on your self-esteem.

Happiness

According to Expertrain, cleaning and decluttering your home can be a physical activity that helps you release built-up negative emotions. Moving your body as you vacuum, dust, scrub, and wash can be a mood-booster, releasing those “feel-good” chemicals known as endorphins.

You can also dust as you start removing or moving items around your home. Cleaning up the dust will produce healthier indoor air quality, so those with allergies or an illness can breathe a little easier.

Some people have found happiness in switching to a minimalist lifestyle. Fewer items lead to less worry and less clutter means less anxiety,  so you have more time to be happy surrounded by the things that bring you joy!

Creativity & Productivity

With many of us recently making the switch to working from home, we may have noticed our motivation and productivity might not be as easy to find. 

Simple tasks could help with that! A step like making your bed can be the first thing you do in the morning that kick starts a productive day. In fact, before you start working, mark out some time to rid your desk of over-stacked papers, clutter caused by too many office supplies, and that leftover food. A clean work environment helps you focus more on the task at hand rather than being distracted by what is around you.

One tip on how to mindfully declutter your space, in order to get that creative juice flowing, is to treat decluttering as a creative project! Play some music in the background while you dedicate your time to cleaning and reorganizing your space. Place art supplies in small, clear storage bins so that you can easily find them. Throw away or donate materials that no longer hold a sense of purpose or joy; and, as you do this, release the objects or creative pieces with gratitude. Letting go of the old can help clear up room for fresh, new creative ideas.

What to Do with Items You Love but Cannot Keep

Let’s say you come across sentimental items while in the process of decluttering your home . These items you still hold dear to your heart but you realize you simply do not have proper space for them anymore. Or maybe they are seasonal items like winter coats, snow equipment and holiday decorations which you do not want to throw away.

That is where Albuquerque Self Storage can help! For the meaningful items you still want to keep, but don’t have a convenient place for, Albuquerque Self Storage has a perfectly sized storage unit waiting for you. We also have great security; you can let yourself relax knowing your precious belongings are safe with us until you’re ready to bring it back into your home. Feel free to give us a call!