Fresh year, fresh start—the perfect time to declutter and organize your home, right? Well, yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s an activity you look forward to… That’s why we’ll help you formulate a can-do plan!
Clutter = Stress
A messy home is a big source of stress for many Americans, and that stress can spill over beyond the home, affecting everyday life. Your home environment can either help restore you for your daily activities, or make you feel more anxious and tense—research even links clutter to increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
When you do start to get your living space in order, you may grow calmer and less stressed. Your home surroundings can actually make you feel at peace, once they are clutter-free. But when it comes to organizing your home, how do you know where to begin?!
One cabinet at a time
Most importantly, try not to get overwhelmed: start small (with one room or one drawer) and you’ll feel the benefits. Declutter a bit at a time and you’ll get better and better at it—plus, you’ll feel better…
Your kitchen probably saw a lot of action during the holidays—so let’s begin there, with your spice and baking cabinet. Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on whipping this cabinet into shape:
That wasn’t so bad, now was it? Go ahead and apply these organizational tips to other cabinets—before you know it, you will have put the whole kitchen in order! Then the bathroom cabinet, your closet—one task at a time will get you to a fresh, calm home environment.
Do you have any decluttering tips? Share below!