Clutter can seem like a nuisance we just need to get out of the way before our in-laws arrive for the weekend. Moving the pile from one hiding spot to another is, in a way, “cleaning up,” but as this habit progresses, it can lead to bigger problems.
An overabundance of clutter can trigger higher levels of stress, add tension to your love life, decrease productivity, and drain your wallet. The majority of stuff you’re hiding away isn’t necessary to keep, especially when considering its effect on your physical and mental health, career, finances, and relationships.
Still not convinced that decluttering is important?
Check out the below infographic from MakeSpace, the best alternative to self-storage in NYC. Their infographic reveals 12 surprising ways clutter negatively affects your life — backed by research studies and interviews with psychotherapists, physicians, and other professional organizers.
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