Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Wisdom: Clutter and Health

Today's tip comes from my favorite Australian organizer Peter Walsh in his book "It's All Too Much". In it he asks us to do a reality check on Clutter and Health.

Often people say that their homes aren't dirty, they're just cluttered. But clutter inhibits you from being able to clean your home well, as it's hard to clean behind and around things. Clutter promotes the buildup of dirt and allergens and increases your household's chances of respiratory problems. The health problems caused by clutter aren't just physical. In 1996, psychologists defined compulsive hoarding syndrome as a psychological disorder. In homes with severe cluttering, the residents nearly always suffer from anxiety or depression or both.

Is clutter holding you back from living your best life. There is a way out, start by asking for help.

To Simplified and Joyful Living,

MS. Simplicity

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