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Clutter can be more impactful than you think. Whether you have a house full of kids’ toys, a wardrobe stuffed full of unused clothing, or an excessive amount of kitchenware, the mess can affect many areas of your life.
Recently, Hammonds Fitted Furniture surveyed 2,000 Brits to find out more about their hoarding habits. Here, we explore what the stats say about the nation’s clutter and several reasons why you should start decluttering today.
- To boost your mental well-being
According to Very Well Mind, clutter can increase stress, make it harder to concentrate, lead to procrastination, and even cause strains in your relationships. It seems that millennials are conscious of the impact clutter can have on their well-being, as they are more likely to clear out their homes weekly than any other age group.
24% of 25-34-year-olds said they clear out their homes once a week, compared to just 4% of 55-64-year-olds and 2% of those 65 and over.
If you’re keen to boost your well-being, it’s worth making decluttering a regular priority as it can have a significant impact on your mental health.
- To streamline your wardrobe
When it comes to their wardrobes, a whopping 84% of UK adults confess to hoarding unworn clothing. Hammonds found that this amounts to £173.42 worth of unused outfits in an average Brit’s wardrobe, amounting to £9.2 billion of unworn garments across the nation.
By donating or selling your unworn items, you can reduce your clothing clutter and make your wardrobe more efficient than ever before. This will make it much quicker and easier to get dressed each morning when you’re rushing to get out the door!
As well as clearing out unworn clothing, get rid of anything you’ve not worn in the last year, taking each season into account. You should also ditch items that are stained, ripped, or damaged beyond repair and keep staple items that you wear regularly.
- To improve your everyday life
Ever needed to find an item at home but had no idea where it is? Have you spent ages sifting through clutter to find what you need? It can be hugely time-consuming and frustrating trying to navigate through the mess.
Decluttering and organising your space can have a positive impact on your everyday life – saving you time that you would have spent looking for items. It may also make cleaning much quicker as you’ll spend less time moving things out of the way.
This can then be better spent doing more productive things, whether that’s spending time with loved ones, relaxing after a long day, or nailing your to-do list.
There are many benefits to clearing out your home, so why not start decluttering your space today?