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If you think your home feels a little cluttered right now, you’re not alone. It seems the holidays leave our homes in a bit of disarray. New gifts and toys, stacks of old items that were replaced, and maybe some piles of items you’ve been meaning to find a place for. So how can you make sure you conquer the mess in the most efficient way possible? We’re going to cover the most common mistakes people make when decluttering.
First though, for a little motivation, it’s great to understand why decluttering is important. An Indiana University study found that people with cleaner houses are healthier than those with messy houses. Connections have also been found between cluttered spaces and stress, anxiety and fatigue. What better motivation could there be to clean up than for a healthy body and mind?
Now that we’ve established that there’s no need to wait on your “spring cleaning,” let’s go ahead and look into the top mistakes that people make when tackling the job.
Clearing out the clutter in your home might sound like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be if you are going about it the right way. Plus, there are so many reasons to declutter! Why wait to reap those benefits?
Guest blog by Sarah Carlson, Real Housewives of Minnesota