Clutter is not beneficial for us. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.
Recent research has shown that the stress hormone cortisol is higher in those with cluttered spaces that those without. Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren't necessary or important.
So, what’s the solution to mounting piles of unnecessary clutter?
Making a start.
Start with Just One Room or Area Within Your Home
The hardest part of decluttering a house or space, is by making a start. We often become overcome or overwhelmed at the thought of how much work needs to be done in order to effectively clear our space. But as the famous ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step.”
With that in mind just focus one either one room or one particular aspect of your home. For example, if you have a home office. Start with your desk. Just ten minutes of organizing your desk space can leave you with a clear head, improve your productivity, and reduce your stress levels. The best part? It only took ten minutes.
Before you know it, you can check off that messy wardrobe you’ve been putting off, you’ve organized the so-called “dad draw” by throwing out old batteries and retuning screwdrivers to their rightful home, and you’re feeling confident enough to tackle the garage.
Organizing Just One Thing Leads to Another…and Another
Here at Koova, we are firm believers in putting your stuff back in its place, whether it’s your power tools, or those wrenches you got out for that DIY project and never returned. By taking as little as ten minutes to tidy up, declutter and put things back where they belong, you can begin to feel a little weight fall off your shoulders.
After a series of those ten-minute organizational bursts, that feeling becomes addictive and you can soon become an unstoppable organizer! Our range of products are here to help you achieve your organizational goals. Take a look at our products in our online shop to start your transformation!