10 Ways Clearing out the Clutter Improves Your Health

Ever heard of Marie Kondo? She's the Japanese organizing consultant who touts the life-changing magic of tidying up and she's famous for a reason. In case you haven’t heard of her, here’s the gist: with her little turquoise book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Kondo set off a decluttering craze across the globe. 

It's Proven Facts - Clutter is Bad for Your Heath

Scientists have proven for decades that clutter increases cortisol, raises anxiety, disrupts sleep, and causes us to lose focus. 

Now is the time

What better time than right after the Holiday Season to get a handle on all the clutter and start building habits for a happy, healthier you.

10 Ways Clearing out the Clutter Improves Your Health 

  • Decluttering Improves Your Quality of Life: When you live with an excess of "things", your brain spins out of control, taking notice of everything it sees. When your brain has too much information that it needs to process it can cause unnecessary stress on your body, lowering your quality of life.
  • Decluttering Increases Joy: When you actually have time to enjoy your home and family, life is good. Having less to manage allows you to focus on having fun and relaxing.
  • Decluttering Can Improve Mental Health: Clutter and disorganization can mess us up. When too much stuff resides in one space, cortisol goes into overdrive, which can cause anxiety and depression symptoms to creep in along with other side effects from cortisol.
  • Decluttering Improves Serenity: You know those nights when you can't relax until the housework is done? The dishes are just staring you down and the laundry has been piling up all day. For many of us, we get this feeling that we can't feel content in our homes unless we remove the clutter. It's subconscious. So, we walk around our homes feeling unsettled like we can't sit still. Decluttering helps naturally soothe our bodies.
  • Decluttering Gives You Freedom: Giving yourself less "things" to manage allows you to be free to play with your kids or go for a nice walk with your spouse. You know, the things you actually enjoy doing. 
  • Decluttering Improves Your Relationship: When you are not managing a bunch of stuff, you get to spend more time together. Or when there is less to be stressed about, you can have fun and relax.
  • Decluttering Gives You Energy: Like your favorite cup-of-joe, having a clutter-free space boosts your energy. We don't even realize it, but our energy level drains automatically from having too much stuff around us. Like mentioned above, your brain is constantly working on your behalf, so you don't know it, but it's using up energy documenting the piles here and there, in every room. Once you declutter your home, your brain can stop wasting energy doing that; you will feel like doing more enjoyable things by the end of the day.
  • Decluttering Saves You Money: Now we're talking. Have you ever bought something, only to realize you already had that same item at home? We've all been there. When we have too much, it's hard to know what all we have. Once you declutter and organize, you'll know right where everything is and if you'll know if you genuinely need to spend money or if you can just go to the hallway closet and grab what you need.
  • Decluttering Gives You Space: You get more room when you declutter. It's incredible how much space you gain when you have less.
  • Decluttering Gives You More Time: Fun fact here. Gretchen Rubin said we spend one hour a day looking for things. What would you do with an extra hour in your day?

It's amazing to see how much clutter hurts us and how much our lives improve when we declutter.

Join us for this FREE 14-Day Challenge, starting January 1st

So now that you know how much just clearing out the clutter can improve your health, I want to invite you to our FREE 14-Day Clutter Clear Out Challenge starting after the new year.

This is our first time hosting this challenge, but we're hoping everyone loves it and is truly able to build some life-long habits.

The beautiful thing about the small, daily tasks is that you can complete them in 15 minutes or less! We all can spare just 15 minutes a day to improve our health and make our homes run smoother, right?

To join us for this feel-good challenge, text: DECLUTTER to 855-931-4579 today. You'll receive a reply letting you know you're all signed up. Then starting January 1st at 7:30 am EST, you'll receive a daily task to complete for 14 consecutive days.

You will feel so good in 2022!

Join our private Facebook group Simply Vela Candle Family where you can enjoy like-minded people during this challenge and beyond!