Decluttering is a prime subject of conversation on talk shows, in books, and across social media. What are the best benefits of decluttering? We know by now that tidying up our living space feels great. But what other benefits does it offer? And are there enough of them to make decluttering worth the effort?
You Always Know What to Wear
If everything in your closet is something you know you love and it fits, putting together an outfit takes much less time. The added benefit? You know you’re always going to look fabulous.
You Can Quickly Identify Items to Put on Your Shopping List
Shopping becomes much more straightforward when you exactly know what you have. At a glance, you can see what you are missing, whether from your wardrobe or household goods. That means you already know what you’re looking for before you leave the house and will wind up making a lot fewer impulse buys that you’ll later regret.
You Get Pickier About What You Buy
In taking the time to decide what matters within your household, you get used to asking those same questions when considering purchasing new items.
- Will I love this in a couple of months?
- Will I use it often?
- Am I willing to give up something else to make room for this?
- Do I truly need it?
- Will it bring me happiness when I see or use it?
Taking Care of Treasured Things Makes Them Last Longer
When you keep only things you love, you will find you’re treating those items with more respect. Possessions managed well tend to wear better and will last much longer than belongings handled carelessly.
Clean Up Takes No Time at All
With fewer items cluttering up your life, making a room tidy requires much less time and effort. You will also find it easier to put things away and have a clearer idea of where things belong.
Decision-Making is Easier
You’ve already decided which movies and books to keep based on what is important to you and what is worth saving. That means that making decisions about what to read or watch becomes easier. You already know whatever you still have is a winner.
Is it any wonder decluttering is good for us? Remember, a home that consists only of the essentials and those things you love is a peaceful home and one you can enjoy when you’re there.