Why Mess Causes Stress
Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives” says Sherrie Bourg Carter a Doctor in Psychology.
Why does mess lead to so much stress?
- Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren't necessary or important.
- Clutter distracts us by drawing our attention away from what our focus should be on.
- Clutter makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally.
- Clutter constantly signals to our brains that our work is never done.
- Clutter makes us anxious because we're never sure what it's going to take to get through to the bottom of the pile.
- Clutter creates feelings of guilt ("I should be more organized") and embarrassment, especially when others unexpectedly drop by our homes or work spaces.
- Clutter inhibits creativity and productivity by invading the open spaces that allow most people to think, brain storm, and problem solve.
- Clutter frustrates us by preventing us from locating what we need quickly (e.g. files and paperwork lost in the "pile" or keys swallowed up by the clutter).
Fortunately, unlike other more commonly recognized sources of stress (e.g., our jobs, our relationships), clutter is one of the easiest life stressors to fix"
House Therapy, Clutter Organiser in Brighton, Eastbourne and Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex East Sussex will help you to tackle the clutter in your home.
- Will offer a free consultation and will provide an estimate per room or for the whole house.
- Will ask you to take stock of the contents of any room in your house that needs decluttering.
- Will provide guidance on overcoming any psychological blocks and on recognising the reasons for the clutter.
- Will help identify what is to be kept, donated or discarded.
- Will help you to identify the best course of action (one or more rooms at a time).
- Will provide tips to adopt new habits and prevent clutter from reappearing in your life.
- Will help declutter and organise (study and office space, paperwork).
- Will offer complete confidentiality.
Included in the cost
- Rates are on a sliding scale between £35 and £45 per hour.
- Travel to and from your house.
- Disposal bags and boxes.
- Removal and disposal of up to five standard refuse bags.
Our House Therapy service has full liability insurance cover.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful". William Morris