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Clutter can actually give you anxiety

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Described as anything that is kept, even though not used, needed or wanted, clutter can also be defined as having a disorganized and overwhelming amount of possessions in our living space, cars or storage areas.
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Clutter creates stress that has three major biological and neurological effects on us—our cortisol levels, our creativity and ability to focus, and our experience of pain. our brain is able to absorb only 1% of the visual information it gets, causing us to get overloaded with information.
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Fewer, better, more beautiful. For the brain, less is actually more. Have you started to declutter?
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Little routines and systems done without thinking throughout the day really help! Unload the dishwasher every morning while the coffee is brewing and just load dishes in it as you go during the day, run it at night. Drop zones and baskets for specific items near where they will be used. Keep cleaning supplies handy and wipe messes as you go. Follow a chore routine so you only spend about 15-30 minutes/day actually cleaning. The key is to try to set yourself up to prevent clutter and take care of little messes while they are still little so you don’t end up overwhelmed. For example, do a small load of laundry from start to finish every day so it’s easy to deal with instead of dealing with laundry mountain every week! I follow Clean Mamas weekly cleaning routine and it’s helped me keep my sanity as a new SAHM!
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I always feel so much more at ease when my house is clean and clutter free. Little things like making the bed each morning and cleaning up the kitchen after dinner each night make such a huge difference for me!
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just thinking about folding clothes gives me anxiety
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Then don’t have clutter!!
Don’t buy shit you don’t need!
Throw away stuff when your kids out grow it
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Oh god just who cares! Live how you want and how is comfortable. Raise your kids and get on with it. We all have too much bloody stuff anyway so enjoy your home and too much stuff how you want and think of those who don’t HAVE their home and stuff anymore. It was only 5 years ago they were saying clutter was healthy for the mind
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this is why I need cleanliness and organization in my life but I also need swearing and happen to go to sleep late always
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I just cleaned out my kitchen towel drawer and realized it had been bothering me for ages!
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Heath and I just had this discussion 2 nights ago. He told I don’t need to sweep every day.I told him sure I do, it keeps me calm!
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not sure if we’ve seen this one before but we can’t argue with science x
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Yup I agree..... never noticed it untill I had my son and now I can’t handle clutter everywhere
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It’s a good thing I’m a clean freak. It supports my mental health!
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