As a parent, I understand how chaotic and stressful it can feel when it seems that everywhere you look is filled with clutter. It’s hard to combat this clutter as a Mom, which is why you need to find systems that work for you and your family. Whether it’s a small project like your junk drawer, or a larger one like your garage, taking on each space little by little is a great place to start your organization journey. Do it within your own time! It’s no secret that cleaning and decluttering your environment is an easy way to reduce stress and improve the mental well-being of the whole family.
When you take time to declutter your home, you’re also taking time to declutter your mind. Having a clean environment that allows you to think clearly makes it easier to feel more productive in your daily life. You’re taking the time to do something positive, and you know the outcome will be better than when you started. Once your mind feels clearer in a clean space, it’s easier to focus on everything else you need to worry about since you’re turning your home into an efficient place to get things done. Keep reading for three ways staying organized improves mental health!
1. Having a tidied space allows you to feel more in control
No matter what’s going on in your personal life, taking the time to declutter is a great way to help you feel in control. You can decide how you want your space to look and which organizational method works best for you. For me, keeping an organized space has helped me stay sober for two years. It helps me remain in control of my life and focus on something that keeps me positive and productive. It’s a great way to clear your mind, and It can be empowering to take control of your environment and do what’s best for you.
2. Staying organized can relieve anxiety and make you feel more productive
Often a cluttered home can increase stress and anxiety and be seen as a task left incomplete on your ever growing to-do list. You might feel constantly worried about clutter accumulating in your home, which clutters your mind and makes it harder to be productive. Decluttering is a form of problem solving and getting things done. When you feel energized in a clean space, it’s easier to keep the momentum going and complete other items on your to-do list.
3. Keeping clean can be a family task
Organizing and decluttering are tasks that everyone in the family can get involved in. It’s a great way to teach your kids the value of having a clean space and how it can make them feel more productive. Talking to your kids about donation is also a great idea to help them learn about generosity while also keeping your home clutter-free. It can be easy to want to go in and do it all yourself, but getting the family involved is the perfect way to spend some quality time together and teach valuable lessons. It’s important to remember that if you have the right organization systems, cleaning up after playtime is more efficient and doesn’t have to cause stress!
Having an organized home is something you can be proud of! If your home is cluttered now, think of it as the perfect place to start. Just take it one step at a time, one space, however big or small, at a time, and you’ll begin to notice the positive changes in your mental health. Once you come home from work, or once your kids come home from school, a tidied space will help your family feel more grounded and ready to conquer anything else that might be thrown at them!