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The Negative Effects Of Clutter On Your Life

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

Clutter brings out the worst in us.


And even if we don’t really notice it, the presence of clutter not only causes stress, but it also affects creativity, productivity, and even your spending habits!


So if you want to know more, then keep reading! We are going to tackle the negative effects of clutter to your life together.


I hope this motivates you to make the decision to eliminate the mess once and for all!


1. Stress, Stress, Stress

A research by the Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin found that clutter can be a source of physical, mental, and emotional stress as people who have clutter in their homes are more likely to feel tired, fatigued, and depressed.


We already talked about this a bit in a past article (that's how passionate we are about this, folks!!)


And what’s even worse is that it can also lead to heightened levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), which can keep you feeling lousy!


2. It Affects Your Self-Esteem


Your home is a representation of yourself.


Living in clutter can sometimes affect your self-esteem in a bad way because you may feel your friends and neighbors would associate untidiness with your personality.


And as a result, you will feel ashamed every time you’re dealing with other people, constantly thinking they're judging you for your cluttered home.


3. It Affects The Way You Treat Your Living Space


My mom always taught me that it's important to take pride in your home.