Austin Junk Hauling: 3 Reasons to Declutter Right Now

Posted: March 7, 2014 in junk removal
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Is your closet brimming full of clothes? Are there thingy-ma-bops and what-cha-ma-callits galore under your bed? Can your careven fit into your garage? Do you even know what’s in your attic?

Looks like it’s time to declutter, but if you need any more motivation, consider these three reasons why you should declutter now:

Clutter stresses you out.

Studies have found that simply looking at clutter can raise your stress levels.  Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D. writes in Psychology Today that clutter causes stress in eight major ways:

  1. Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli which causes our senses to work overtime.
  2. Clutter distracts us.
  3. Clutter makes it more difficult to relax.
  4. Clutter constantly signals to our brains that our work is never done.
  5. Clutter makes us anxious.
  6. Clutter creates feelings of guilt and embarrassment.
  7. Clutter inhibits creativity and productivity.
  8. Clutter frustrates us by preventing us from locating what we need quickly.

You can read the rest of her research and her solutions to the clutter problem here.

Clutter wastes your time.

Sherrie Bourge Carter mentions this as her eighth reason, but we think it’s worthy of a spot all its own. According to Harper’s Index, the average person spends one year of their life looking for lost items! An entire year!

And the National Soap & Detergent Association reports that clearing out excessive clutter would cut the average American’s housework by 40%!

You can do some good.

Most household clutter includes items like extra clothes, furniture, dishes, décor, shoes, etc. that can be donated to a family in need. Donate the items to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. If you only have clothing and shoes, many churches have drop boxes where you can leave the items. Later, they’ll be redistributed to a local family in need.

Are these three reasons enough to get you motivated?

If they are and you decide you have too much clutter to handle on your own, you can find Austin junk hauling contractor Dirty Work on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.


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