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Posted on: April 27, 2020 | by: Find Self Storage 2020-04-27

Decluttering for Good Health: 4 Tips

Being stuck inside is hard enough without having to worry about your health. But, did you know clutter can actually impact your health? Believe it or not, the number of things you have in your home can directly affect your health. Most of us know that it has a direct correlation to your mental health, but did you know that it can also affect your physical well-being? Learn how decluttering can improve your health below.

4 Decluttering Tips for Your Health

Some of the benefits of decluttering include fewer allergens, easier cleaning later, and a boost in creativity. Here are some decluttering tips for your health while we’re all stuck inside.

  1. Declutter to reduce dust.

It stands to reason that the more items you have, the more dust you’ll collect. Dust may not seem like much of an issue, but the longer you’re exposed to it, the greater the damage can be to your health. Dust can cause

  • Itchy eyes.
  • Sneezing.
  • Coughing.
  • Hay fever.
  • Asthma attacks.

If you have any respiratory issues such as asthma or COPD, you know that dust makes your symptoms worse. Store any extra items you aren’t using right now to cut down on dust and breathe easier.

  1. Declutter to sleep better.

Reducing your stress levels directly affects your sleep habits. According to a study by the University of California, people who live in homes described as “cluttered” or “messy” had a higher level of cortisol – the stress hormone. Cortisol adds to poor sleep, eating habits and overall wellness.

  1. Boost productivity.

A study from the Princeton Neuroscience Institute suggests that clutter can be distracting and cause us to lose concentration. With less clutter, it’s easier to think more clearly and spend less time on tasks. This is especially important if you’re working from home.

  1. Eat better.

Stress can cause you to overload on comfort foods. This, of course, leads to weight gain. If your home has a lot of clutter, you may find yourself reaching for a bag of potato chips or oven-ready French fries. Cleaning up the disorder can help you grab an apple or carrots instead.

Store Your Clutter with Find Self Storage

All that clutter must go somewhere once you’ve cleaned it up. If you don’t want to throw it away or donate it, opt for a personal storage unit with Find Self Storage. If you’re worried about affording a unit, we offer storage unit specials. Whether you need a 5×5 or 10×30 unit, we’ll have something to suit your needs.

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