Serene, uncluttered homes improve moods and decrease stress.
Studies show that environment affects mood. Surrounding ourselves with clutter and chaos leads to frustration, being overwhelmed, stress and depression. Avoid this distraction, reduce stress, and increase productivity with an organized and soothing environment.
– The Wall Street Journal reports: “The average American business person loses six weeks a year searching for lost or misplaced articles from messy desks and files. This unproductive time amounts to a significant financial loss for a business.”
– The Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that 80 percent of filed papers are never looked at again.
– Realtors regard ‘first impression’ improvements such as de-cluttering closets to be one of the smartest ways to spruce up your home before putting it on the market.
– The US Dept. of Energy reports that 25% of people with two car garages don’t park any cars in there and that 32% parked only one.
– 80% of the clutter in most homes is a result of disorganization, not lack of space.
– Clutter consisting of clothing, old furniture and paper contributes to Americans’ allergy suffering. This can result in the need for medical attention, prescriptions and unnecessary medical bills, even posing a fire and safety hazard issue!
– According to the National Soap and Detergent Association, getting rid of clutter eliminates 40% of housework in the average home.
– Harris Interactive reports that 23% of adults say they pay bills late (and incur fees) because they lose them.
– 1 in 11 American households rent a self-storage space and spend over $1,000 a year in rent.