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A kitchen draw that has been organized neatlyClutter may rob us of the life we imagined or prevent us from creating a new vision for our future.

~ Lisa J. Shultz ~

Clutter has been an issue for as long as humanity has created possessions. And for almost as long, we’ve been decluttering. More recently, however, we’ve discovered the link between clutter and mental health.

Whether you want to declutter to create simplicity in your home or just to build a more presentable atmosphere, you’ll find that one of the benefits of decluttering is improved health. Here are some of decluttering tips related to improved health.

Health Benefits of Decluttering

  1. Better breathing.

You may already know that clutter creates extra surfaces for dust to collect. If you have any kind of respiratory issues, that can spell trouble for you. Even worse, certain critters are attracted to boxes filled with debris. Getting the clutter out of your home helps to improve the air quality by reducing the possibility of toxins and dust, and that helps you to breathe easier.

  1. Better health habits.

Is there anything that you find you’re not using because you can’t quickly get to it? Maybe your vegetable chopper is pushed behind a mountain of other items, so you’ve opted for frozen meals instead of fresh ones. Or maybe you haven’t brought out your yoga mat in months because various other things were piled in front of it, and you don’t feel like digging through the mess to find it.

When you start decluttering these areas, it becomes easier to move around in and find the things you need. And when you can find those things, it’s easier to make healthier choices. You may also find yourself sleeping better, too.

  1. Less stress.

When your space is free of clutter, it can start to feel restful and relaxing once again. Clutter tends to create excess distractions and over stimulate our senses. This tells our brain that there’s still work to be done and creates a sense of guilt. If you spend just 15 minutes a day sorting through each room and getting rid of what you don’t need, you’ll begin to feel more at peace.

  1. A better mindset.

Decluttering successfully provides a sense of accomplishment and can improve your self-esteem. It also makes it easier to concentrate on tasks. All that sensory stimulation draws our mind away from what we need to focus on and creates a distraction.

Storing the Excess with Store Here

Just because some of the items in your home qualify as clutter doesn’t mean they don’t have value. Whether you want to keep your belongings tucked away for a while or you just want to wait for yard sale season, storing your items with Store Here is the perfect solution.

With locations in Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, MissouriSouth CarolinaTennessee, Texas and Wisconsin, we have options for every need and size. And to help keep you protected during this uncertain time, we offer an online payment option so you don’t have to leave the safety of your home.

Do you need help finding the right unit for your belongings? Let us find a storage unit for you today!

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute
Store Here Self Storage proudly supports Huntsman Cancer Institute. Huntsman Cancer Institute is dedicated to understanding cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

HCI provides outreach and education about cancer risk, prevention, and care to patients and communities. By funding efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer, you help relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Go to hope.huntsmancancer.org to learn more or donate.

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