Have you been feeling weighed down, stressed out or frustrated anytime you need to organize or find something in your home? These are just a few of the common tell-tale signs that it’s time to press pause and declutter. Here are the typical red flags that will tell you to get rid of all that excess stuff.
You Can Never Find What You Need
Do you struggle to find the items you need on a regular basis? If so, this is your first big sign to declutter. Your time is precious, and it shouldn’t be wasted on daily scavenger hunts whenever you’re looking for your keys or important documents that you needed yesterday. By eliminating excess junk in your home, you’ll be able to stay organized more easily and pinpoint whatever you need in a matter of seconds.
You Have Too Many Junk Drawers
Even minimalistic homes have a junk drawer or two. But when most of your drawers turn into junk drawers, it’s time to reassess all that stuff that’s accumulating in them. Pick a day to sort through and toss out anything you don’t need or have not used in the past year. To help keep your drawers tidy, use small containers or baskets to keep loose items organized.
You Feel Anxious in Your Own Home
If you’ve been feeling overly anxious, stressed out, and heavy when you’re just trying to relax at home, your clutter could be contributing to those feelings. Clutter is the physical manifestation of chaos, and no one enjoys being in a chaotic environment. Even when you’re in a good mood, coming home to a messy, disorganized place can instantly throw your mental and emotional states out of whack. Clearing away the junk will not only eliminate the chaos, but will also help to cleanse your space, improve your airflow and make you feel much more at ease.
You Feel Embarrassed When Someone Visits
A spontaneous visit from friends or family shouldn’t incite panic or embarrassment. If you have to scramble to tidy and hide your mess, or if you’ve just been avoiding having people over because of it, consider this a sign to declutter.
You’re Always Cleaning
Living in a decluttered apartment comes with a slew of benefits, including less time wasted on cleaning. Once you reduce the junk, it becomes so much easier to find a home for the items you do need and use on a regular basis.
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