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How Clutter Causes Stress

How Clutter Causes Stress

Organizing your home or office isn’t just to ensure items are faster and easier to find, but because clutter causes stress. Here is a few examples.

Clutter Distracts Us

Clutter is a constant distraction. It draws our eyes and attention to the mess creating both mental and visual stimuli that make it difficult to focus on what we intend. Even if our intention is to relax, the clutter makes it more difficult to unwind as it signals us that there is more that needs to be done.

Clutter Creates Guilt

Whether it’s the items in your home that haven’t been put away yet or a pile of work on your desk, you may feel guilty or embarrassed about allowing things to get so out of control or behind schedule. This can lead to a decrease in creativity and innovation and shame that others see all that we have left to do.

Clutter Is Frustrating

Clutter makes it difficult to find what you are looking for which is stressful, time-consuming, and frustrating. Organizing the clutter takes time and it will get worse before it gets better, furthering the frustration.

Make clearing the clutter a family affair or head into the office an hour early to create organized systems.

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