Let’s Declutter and Be Organized, LLC
A Behavioral Approach
Identifying an object as clutter has to do with both meaning and value. These constructs are relative and not absolute. For instance, holding onto certain objects such as a plastic water pitcher from a hospital stay usually brings up bad memories. It may be functionally useful but its’ meaning will be directly tied to the hospital stay. Value has to with economic life. Objects such as unworn or unwearable clothing and shoes, books you plan to re-read, impulse items you may have purchased hold less economic value than the owner believes. However, there are a few exceptions in some cases but very few.
Decluttering and organizing
Objects hold meaning and value
Research Findings about Clutter and Disorganization
Clutter and disorganization
You will sleep better, longer and sounder. Social scientists studied individuals who slept in cluttered spaces, they had more trouble falling asleep, slept less, woke up more often, thus, missing out on REM restorative sleep. People who live in clutter and disorganization often have digestive problems too, such as frequent heartburn and acid reflux. Being around clutter and disorganization silently impacts people on multiple levels.
Additionally, social scientists confirm clutter and disorganization raises cortisol levels (stress hormones) in the blood stream.
After decluttering and organizing, you are much less likely to impulse shop and bargain shop. This saves you money and time that can be spent more constructively.
Focus and concentration improve because you now have an organized environment to live and/ or work in. Your home is your sanctuary, and your office is where you want to most productively earn your income.
You will spend lots less time looking for stuff like your car keys because you know where you put them. In addition, you will not be repurchasing items you already own because you could not find them when you needed them.