“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
Out with the old, in with the new…de-clutter, de-stress and socialize at our Community Trunk Sale on Saturday, April 30th!
Did you know that your spring cleaning ritual actually has psychological benefits? Aside from the obvious of your house having less dust and allergens, spring cleaning is associated with improved mood, decreased stress and heightened creativity!
Clutter can be distracting and overwhelming, so it’s no surprise that most Americans cite home organization and cleanliness as one of their top 5 stressors. Women specifically have shown to have chronically elevated cortisol (a stress hormone) when they perceive their homes to be cluttered. More than causing grouchiness, chronically elevated cortisol levels can lead to blood sugar imbalances, insomnia, high blood pressure, weight gain, and other health problems. When we remove clutter as a source of stress, we tend to be calmer, more positive and patient.
Beyond putting you in a bad mood, a disorganized space is also associated with less physical activity, while organization and order have been associated with healthier eating habits and being more generous! (Not to mention cleaning itself is a great workout!)