Importance of De-cluttering Your Home to Remain Stress Free – A Guest Post!

I have a hard time, sitting still around the house. I really do. Part of it is that I’ve always had a hard time sitting still, and part of it is that when I sit down, I notice something that needs to be done. So I get back up to take care of it, and one thing leads to another, and by the time I’m able to sit down again, it’s time for bed, so there’s really no point!

See, I’ve never been much of a procrastinator. Unless I’m in a funk. Which is not very often. I like to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible, and I’m not really one to put things off until tomorrow.

Why do I do things in this crazy manner, you might ask? Well, I tend to function much better and much less-stressed when I know that my home is clean and my workspace is organized and I don’t have a list of things a mile long that need accomplishing. I also tend to have a much better day when all my ducks are in a row, and part of that comes from the fact that I really despise CLUTTER. It makes me feel like this:

Distressed Girl Holding Her Head

Clutter is messy, and disorganized, and takes up space, and is overall unnecessary. I have always felt that when  clutter begins to stack up, it prevents me from being the best me that I can be. So I work hard around our home and around my office to make sure that there is no “stuff” that can “clutter” any particular area. As a result of this, my husband would say that he takes out the trash far too often! But I don’t just throw things away. I re-purpose and give to others who can make use of items that I am not using. Because after all, if it’s going to just sit around at our house, why not give it to someone who will really use it?

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Organizing the Project Room

When we moved into our house (that has four bedrooms) I remember, we looked at each other and said, “What are we going to do with FOUR bedrooms, when there’s only two of us?” Three bedrooms we had covered: Master Bedroom, Guest Room and Office. No problem. But that fourth…until we have kids, what to do with the fourth?

So it’s been titled “The Project Room” by me, and “The Junk Room” by my husband. His term really bothers me, because I don’t want anything in our home to be known as “junk”…but, I’ve gotta admit, it was really starting to look…”junky”. Here, let me show you…

From the door. I was unpacking Fall decor, trying to create more Fall decor, and adding normal decor to our Dining Room at the same time.

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Why are you holding on to all that JUNK?

I recently saw an article in Ladies’ Home Journal called “The Clutter Problem”. Obviously it jumped off the page at me, because I really despise clutter.

This is how much I despise clutter: if I sit down on the couch in the evening and I see something that needs to be put away or dealt with, I’m literally right back up. That means that oftentimes, my husband literally has to beg me to come sit down with him on the couch, not because I don’t want to, but because clutter is THAT distracting to me! That’s just how my brain works – if it sees something needing doing, it must DO!

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