I don’t need to tell you that clutter adds stress into our lives.
…that it builds up slowly, and before we know it - has taken over our homes.
But did you know that clutter literally stresses you out? Like physiologically stresses you out?
According to a 2009 UCLA study, women who perceive clutter in their home have raised levels of cortisol (stress)!
But not only that…
According to a 2016 Cornell study, stressed caused from clutter was found to have triggered avoidance techniques like eating junk food and binge watching tv!
All because we have extra stuff in our house, that we don’t need, want, or use.
But if it was EASY to get rid of it all, then we wouldn’t be in this literal mess, would we?
Clutter holds emotions.
It holds attachments.
Happy times and sad times.
It can hold guilt.
So no wonder we get so caught up in holding onto things!
What do you think? Do you find clutter increases your stress levels?