One of the most obvious reasons for keeping your home clutter-free is the aesthetic benefit it offers for you and others. There are plenty of additional reasons to keep your home and office picked up. A shortlist of these benefits includes improved safety in the home, increased productivity, and more money in your pocket. The typical household clutter usually accumulates in closets, messy kitchen and dining areas, excessive storage bins/boxes, and other common household clutter.
Here are the top benefits to declutter your home and keep it that way long term.
Junk Buddy Junk Removal reports that “clutter can block doorways and windows making exiting a home or office challenging. Clothing, cardboard boxes, paper, and other items are extremely flammable and will add fuel to the fire”.
“Stacking wood or other items that pests like cockroaches and spiders love to hide in can cause major pest problems,” as Drive-Bye Exterminators, a local pest exterminator, explained in this recent blog post.
Rodent and Fire Issues
Local wildlife removal company World Class Wildlife Removal explained in a recent article that “one of the significant damages a rodent can cause is chewing up your home’s electrical wiring which can cause electrical fires.”
Keep your outdoor air conditioning units free of any debris that will help the unit run better and keep it from any fire hazard. Veterans AC & Heat from Tarpon Springs, Florida, explains why regular HVAC preventative maintenance is required.
Asthma affects about 25 million people in the U.S., according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Dust is a major trigger for people with asthma. A cluttered home produces more places for dust to collect. Eliminating clutter helps improve the air quality within a home, making it safer for children and adults with asthma.
Falls account for the largest number of home injury deaths ahead of poisoning and fires. Excessive clutter can significantly increase the risk of falls in the home, particularly in the elderly population.
People living or working in a cluttered space can put a substantial amount of stress on their brain. This directly affects their quality of life. It’s amazing how a clean, organized home can improve one’s life. Feng shui in the home or office all starts with clearing out the clutter.
As previously stated, a clutter-free home does wonders for your psyche. It may even help you lose weight. Dr. Pamela Peeke, author and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, believes there’s a strong connection between a healthy mind and healthy body weight.
A clutter-free space helps reduce the time spent trying to locate items such as keys, important papers, etc. By decluttering your home, it can help boost your overall productivity and save you time.
A clutter-free home saves you money. Here are three ways a clutter-free home improves your finances:
- Sell extra clothing and household goods in a yard sale
- Donate unused items and get a tax break
- Go digital. Eliminate paper documents by making a digital copy. Switch to e-statements, which often saves money or percentage points on credit cards or loans.
Real Estate Value
If you are selling your home, decluttering your home is one of the best pieces of advice to increase your home’s value and the possibility of selling your home quicker. Consider a massive cleanout before you put your home on the market.
You can teach your kids essential organizational skills that will come in handy over their lifetime when they eventually become homeowners themselves.
Have fun decluttering your home and enjoying the many benefits.
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