Do you get the feeling of losing control of your life? And have you observed that it occurs more often lately?Look around you. Check your surroundings. It may be caused by the disorganization and chaos around you. The physical clutter largely contributes to your mental clutter.
Why clutter impacts you negatively
Clutter takes a toll on your mental well-being. It takes away your ability to feel good about and within your surroundings. For one, clutter makes you feel guilty and ashamed. No one wants to present themselves for being an untidy person. It distracts you and makes it hard for you to focus on any tasks at hand. And when you want to start decluttering, you may feel overwhelmed and stress you out. In effect, your stress levels may reach a maximum, and leave you anxious. Then it will spiral down and mark a domino effect. You will lose sleep, and if the problem escalates, it can worsen and lead to bigger problems like heart disease and depression.
When faced with clutter, it makes it harder to clean
When you see clutter dominating the space, most likely, you’ll feel less motivated to clean. I mean, who enjoys having to clean clutter that has been accumulating overtime? You would have to move stacks of junk and run the vacuum. It may be an ordinary task, but it will double or triple the work because of the already-there clutter.And when you fail to deal with the clutter, it makes your living space unsanitary. Germs and bacteria will be having a field day, and poor air quality will circulate in your area. And it will all spiral down to having a negative effect on your health.Moreover, being overwhelmed with cleaning makes you indecisive. Your mind will be clouded and it makes it hard for you to make decisions with clarity and drive. Not only that, clutter will get in the way of spending your time wisely. And because of that, naturally, the added stress will affect your self-confidence.
Decluttering as a confidence booster
To enter a healthier state of mind, one must regain control of the organization of one’s surroundings. Confidence boosting methods can come from different sources like getting a compliment, receiving a promotion at work, reaching ideal weight, or managing work-life balance well. Or even decluttering and creating a tidier living environment. All these fuel your confidence by empowering yourself. When you accomplish a goal that may seem unreachable, or may take so much time and effort, yet here you are finally ticking them off your list, that is what we call a big check mark on boosting your confidence.When you see a brighter and more spacious room, it also duplicates into your mindset. You will have a clearer outlook in life. You will feel less burdened with the nagging feeling of needing to organize and clean up. When it becomes a routine or a habit, cleaning will not feel like an obligation. It will come naturally. You will enjoy maintaining a well-organized space. In turn, your stress levels will decline, and will help you get a better good night’s sleep. In effect, you will be able to function well and be productive during the day.
Decluttering–how it’s done
Decluttering is such an arduous task, yet an important one to accomplish every now and then. Why is that so? Over a period of time, you accumulate items that have been lying around the house and then safely kept in the garage, especially if the garage is a dedicated space to store your items. The task of decluttering may seem hard at first, but the way to ease the job is to first and foremost, start at it.Rummage through all your belongings and sort them according to function and need. The easiest way to do that is to keep all of them off their storage and lump them in one space. Then go through them and sort into for keeping, donating or throwing. For the ones you decide to keep, sort them further into for everyday use and seasonal use. In this way, you will know where to put these items away in your garage space.The next step is to utilize a functional and sturdy storage system. You can make use of an overhead storage rack or wall shelves. Storage systems that can be installed on the walls or ceilings are best to use because you will free much valuable floor space in the garage. And another thing is that it is easier to identify which items are stored on these storage systems because they are neatly kept that way.You have to decide what kind of storage organization will fit perfectly for your garage. Keep in mind the height of the room and how wide the walls can be used to install these storage. Also note that when installing either overhead garage storage or wall shelf, make sure that the doors or windows are out of the way, and of course, your vehicles if you intend to use the garage as a parking space as well.For your everyday items, the Fleximounts WS SERIES Adjustable 3-Tier Wall Shelving is the perfect additional storage space for your walls. Its powder-coated steel assures sturdiness. Likewise, the heavy-gauge construction provides safety loading of up to 100 lbs per shelf.The screws provided are thicker in size compared to other shelves in the market. An excellent feature this wall-mounted shelf offers is that it is flexible enough to be adjusted depending on the height of your wall and according to your needs.The WS Series allows you to assemble and disassemble it conveniently because of the patent tool-free adjustment design. Another selling point of this shelf is that installing can be a one-person activity. The installation template that helps mount holes and the bubble level that helps get perfect horizontal location is already provided.The wall shelving is compatible with either concrete or wood walls as well as it is suitable for securing either solid concrete ceiling or ceiling studs.