Declutter Your Home. De-Stress Your Life.

Are you trying to get more organized? Cleaning out for a summer yard sale? Did you know,decluttering your home can not only help you get organized, but may help you shed pounds, lower your stress levels and improve your overall health as well!?

A cluttered or disorganized home makes it more difficult to find what you need, and you are more likely to misplace your keys or wallet — causing stress and wasting time. Research has also found that being exposed to a chaotic or disordered environment makes you more likely to overeat sweet or fatty foods- resulting in weight gain. Other studies have found that finding your home environment stressful makes you more likely to feel depressed and to have higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is linked to a higher risk of poor health.

That’s the bad news, but the good is that making even some simple changes to declutter your home will make it more organized and more peaceful, decreasing stress and improving your overall health. The accompanying infographic, The Organization Diet: Cut the Clutter & Improve Your Life, presents proven, practical tips will help you streamline your home. Give the “organization diet” a try. Chances are you’ll shed not only unnecessary clutter but stress and a couple pounds as well, setting the stage for better overall physical and mental health.

Graphic created by Closet Works.

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