Does Clutter Our Home Effect Our Mental Health
Does Clutter Our Home Effect Our Mental Health?
I was waiting in line at Hobby Lobby and wondering to myself if home décor or home furnishings have an effect on our happiness, health and overall wellbeing.
At the time, I really just wanted to justify my purchases but then I really started digging into it.
If you are like me, redecorating, reorganized and having clutter free spaces brings joy to your heart.
Plus, as the days get shorter and since still in the midst of a pandemic, we will be spending a lot more time cooped up at home in the upcoming months.
My surroundings effect my mood big time and so I know I need to get this dialed in before winter hits.
I decided that for this week’s podcast I wanted to dive into this a little more.
Lori Fischer owns Rethink Home Interiors where she creates a certain energy or feeling every time you enter into a room.
We have such a great conversation. If you want to listen to the full episode Click HERE.
Lori taught me that our home has an energy and that energy can make us anxious, depressed, hopeless or joyful, peaceful and productive. We get to choose.
A little glimmer of shame came over me as I glanced towards my pigsty of a desk and office area.
Here are some of my favorite recommendations:
-Go through things one area at a time and only keep things you need
-Invest in a few boxes or bins that help you to hid clutter and get it out of sight
-Have a focal point in each room
-Taking a picture and looking at it in a still frame will help you to see where you can improve
-Invest in comfortable pieces that are used more often. For example, invest in a bed, couch, chairs and save money for things like a bedside table, or furnishings for the rooms that don’t get used as often.
i.e. that formal living room and dinning room. . .what a waste of space!
-Make sure surfaces are clear
With all her amazing tips I was ready to get started. I have been plugging away at this for a few weeks now a little at a time.
My house still has clutter and areas to improve but overall, I know that a clean surface helps me to stay productive and lowers my anxiety. I also have created a pick up routine for mornings and evenings that help me to keep things clean so that it doesn’t seem like such a big chore.