Five real-life benefits of a custom closet.
Most of us breathe a little easier when we reduce the clutter in our homes. But did you know there are actual physical and psychological benefits? It's true. Here are five reasons to get that clutter in order all over your home.
You can focus easier.
Just imagine how much more you could get done without all the extra distraction every time you walk into 'that room'. You won't have an extra mental 'To Do' list added on to whatever you've already got on your plate. You won't come in to the closet to grab a belt and end up rearranging all your sweaters by color. And you won't have that nagging "I'll get to that later" feeling.
You're less stressed.
It's calming to have spaces that are clean, orderly, and organized. After all, our minds are naturally attracted to simplicity, balance, and symmetry since they're all inherent in nature. Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., tells us in her blog on Pshychologytoday.com entitled Why Mess Causes Stress: 8 Reasons, 8 Remedies, that "Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed". Christopher Peterson, PhD., in another blog for Psychologytoday.com entitled Home, Clutter, Confusion and Chaos, connects a disorganized home environment to troubled kids. So, it's not just you that feels the stress of the mess.
You can do more.
When your life is more organized it affects your general well-being and self-esteem in a positive way. You can focus on what you need to do instead of what you've been putting off. Plus, you'll have more time, since you won't spend it searching through piles or looking all over the house for your kid's baseball glove. Custom closets, kitchens, and garages can help you to not just organize but stay organized.
You can finally let go of the past.
Organizing your home forces you to make decisions on which things are most important and require being easily accessible - and which aren't. When you discover items you've been holding on to for sentimental reasons, but have successfully not needed, you can throw them out. And move on. It's a good feeling.
You'll sleep better.
All of this adds up to sleep a little easier at night, especially if you're no longer sleeping close to that closetful of stress. A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found a connection between people who have hoarding disorder and serious sleep problems. Plus, if you're not still worrying about where your teenage daughter dropped her passport, it's a lot easier to doze off.
So, why not invest in a less stressful, more restful, and productive future by organizing your home right now? You owe it to yourself and your family. Contact Artisan Custom Closets and we'll show you how.