Declutter to De-Stress: The Health Benefits of Getting Organized

From family and work issues to the various devices competing for our attention, most of us are exposed to massive amounts of stimulation on a daily basis. Add clutter to the mix, and you have a recipe for even more stress. If you’re dealing with a messy home, the Stor’em Self Storage team in American Fork, UT can help. Read on for our de-cluttering tips to help you take back control.

Why Clutter Causes Stress 

Just as a seemingly endless to-do list can make the workday overwhelming, clutter gives the sense of a job that’s never done. If household messiness has reached new heights, we may have no idea how long it will take to get things in order. Messes also make us feel like failures, especially when we compare ourselves to seemingly perfect people we know. And anyone who’s ever set out on a last-minute search for missing keys or an important paper knows how frustrating disorganization can be.

Banish Guilt 

Many of our storage units are filled with items people still want but for which they lack space in their homes. While they may feel guilty about having excess household goods, the thought of getting rid of mementos and collectibles inspires even more guilt. Storage units allow you to keep family heirlooms, vacation souvenirs, your wedding dress, or the kids’ childhood artwork without causing household stress.

Other De-Cluttering Benefits 

Culling clothes, toys, housewares, and other items you no longer use or need provides a sense of accomplishment. And you may be shocked at how relaxing it feels to live in a neat, organized home again. Dealing with clutter isn’t as hard as it may seem. Just dig in, even if you can only spare 15 or 20 minutes, for a little dose of instant gratification. And if you start by donating unwanted items, there’s a bonus payoff. It feels great to give, and your donations prevent gently worn belongings from heading to the trash heap.

Stor’em Self Storage provides households of all sizes with extra space for a wide range of belongings. Whether due to sentimental attachments, the initial cost of the item, or its usefulness, it can be hard to get rid of things that once had a place in our lives. Storage units help people let go of the clutter that can hold them back. With facilities in American Fork, UT and other communities, Stor’em Self Storage can help you restore order while hanging on to important household items.