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5 Benefits of Decluttering for a Healthy Lifestyle

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April 24, 2020


5 min

A woman surrounded by boxes after decluttering

While decluttering is good for the overall look of your house, did you know that it can actually have some benefits on your health too? Now more than ever, it’s important to take the time to declutter and clean your home after the long winter. Need a little more motivation? Learn about 5 different ways decluttering your home can help your immune system below.

Health Benefits of Decluttering

  • More sleep: Did you know that getting enough sleep can actually boost your immune system? When you don’t get enough sleep, your body doesn’t make as many disease fighting proteins, which makes you more susceptible to getting sick. Getting the recommended amount of sleep each night can help to keep your immune system strong.
  • Less stress: We’ve all been there. You’re digging around in your closet for a particular shirt but can’t seem to find it behind all of your winter clothes. If your home is constantly cluttered, you may be feeling more stress. And unfortunately, the stress hormone cortisol is not good for immune health. Over time, cortisol can actually suppress the immune system. Additionally, stress is linked to many different illnesses and conditions, including diabetes, infectious diseases and headaches.
  • Decrease risk of injury: If your walkway is cluttered with furniture that’s too big for the space, kids’ toys or other miscellaneous items, it may result in injury. To reduce the risk of injury, keep items off of the floor where they can be easily stepped on or tripped over.
  • Psychological benefits: Did you know that there’s a correlation between having a clean and clutter-free home and making good choices for food and physical activity? Living an overall healthy life can help to boost your immunity.
  • Reduce the threat of allergy or bacteria: A cleaner and more organized home can actually help you to breathe better. For someone with seasonal allergies, dust, pet dander and mold can trigger the immune system.When a home has too many belongings, it can be more difficult to clean it and keep it clean. Dust can easily settle on your belongings, which can lead to health concerns later on down the road.

ezStorage Is Here for You

We strive to provide our renters with tips for living a healthy and happy life. During this period of uncertainty, we’re here help. If you’re looking to get some unneeded clutter out of your house, let us help you find a storage solution for you. Find an ezStorage facility near you.

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