Guess in a way we are all familiar with it, the stress when our living and work space is a mess. Build up dishes and laundry from the last weeks, items misplaced and maybe even lost within our home. These are just a few of the things that when clutter builds up so will our stress levels. This article from The Huffington Post contains some interesting results from a recent survey and shows that it is well worth your time and money to invest in a clutter free home and work space. Being Organized will eventually save you time and money, reduce your stress levels and increase your productivity. Like my motto on my website says it’s time to “Get Organized, Be Organized and Stay Organized” and I am looking forward to talk to all of you willing to take that on. Read the full article here
When the many things you consume end up consuming You! Live with less, a lot less.
Which is the core essence of the article I’ve just read and wanted to share with all of you. When you are honest with yourself and think with a clear and open mind you know you don’t need much in life, you can do just fine with the essentials. To quote William Morris (1880) “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”.
I have been implementing just that into my life for the last years and it feels great. I rather spend money on my health by buying healthier foods, create friendships and be around people, share and have great conversations, see the beauty of the world, have trips to places you dream of visiting that will leave you with great memories rather than just stuff that ends up boxed in the garage, a storage unit or the landfill.
This article is a must read, who knows you might end up wanting to live with less and possible have a simpler and more enjoyable life (I know I do). Read the article here
We all have stuff around our house that is just there, has not been used or looked at in years and probable has a bunch of years left in them to be unused or not be looked at. You might as well collect all of those items and try to sell them and make some money of all that clutter. I came by this interesting article on the Bankrate website ‘Cashing in on the re-commerce trend’ where they explain which items are good to sell and share ideas on where to sell them in this economy.
Do you watch the TV show Hoarders? And do you always wonder how hoarders get to that point with all that stuff? Read this really good blog post on how Scientists researched hoarders brains. Also the ‘Healthland’ section of the Time Magazine had a topic related article called ‘Inside the Hoarder’s Brain: A Unique Problem with Decision-Making’
Having too much stuff could really be wasting your time! It slows down your daily routine and your life in general. There is so much time wasted on looking for things that are cluttered in with all of our belongings. Researchers affiliated with UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) made a book about it called “Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors”. Read the UCLA Newsroom article here.