There’s an all too famous saying that a tidy house equals a tidy mind. And it seems that science backs that quote too. A study conducted in 2010 found that women who described their home as cluttered and messy were more likely to be depressed than women who considered their home to be ‘peaceful’.
It’s no secret that walking into a clean home fosters positive feelings. However, we’re going to dig deep and find out just how our mental health benefits from an organized home!
Have you ever found yourself struggling to focus on a cluttered desk? If so, that’s completely natural. In fact, a study shows that our brain finds it difficult to focus when multiple visual stimuli are present while we try to complete an activity.
This is also why libraries are usually the ideal place to study; it's the cleanliness that minimizes distractions. However, you can recreate that same environment at home when you keep things more organized.
Less Familial Tension
When things are cluttered at home, stress levels start to rise. And when you live in a home with multiple people under stress, conflicts can become a regular occurrence.
Petty arguments over missing clothes or lost toys are all too common when nothing is organized. Without meaning to, your home environment can become toxic for everyone involved. And while a lot of family conflicts are too complicated for a quick remedy, stress caused by a messy home has one quick solution: organization!
Sometimes, our habits push us to be more introverted than we would like. A messy home can quickly push you toward social exclusion due to the embarrassment of someone seeing the mess you created.
Not taking pictures in your home, or avoiding hosting parties are just some of the side effects of low social confidence. While it might seem like a minor problem that you could ignore at the moment, increased social isolation can lead to you growing depressed and having a negative perception of yourself. Having a more organized life can push you to be around people and have a positive attitude.
Not only does an organized home mean improved mental health, but it could also increase the aesthetic appeal of your home. At Décor & Décor, we offer stunning hardware and organization tools—fit for every home. From kitchen handles to cupboard knobs, we have a wide variety of colours and styles for you to choose from.
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