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3. A Cluttered Environment Could Affect Your HealthHow clutter holds you back: Piles of clothes over bedroom chairs, an overflowing hamper next to the dresser or stacks of unread books on the nightstand do not promote relaxation. Many of my clients report anxious thoughts about the sheer number of unwanted items strewn throughout their homes — thoughts that in turn keep them awake at night. It’s well-documented that a lack of sleep can contribute to a number of health problems, so it’s not a stretch to conclude that if clutter causes you to lose sleep, you may want to address it to help your health.In addition, several of my clients have confided that the dust accumulating on their disorganized belongings contributes to family members’ allergies, which leaves them feeling guilty. (The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America notes that dust mites may be the most common trigger of year-round allergies and asthma.)Benefit of decluttering: Among the positive health effects are reduced stress, potentially improved sleep and easier breathing, as well as increased time — all perks that support your health. When we unburden ourselves of excess belongings, we spend less time cleaning, dusting, sorting and putting things away. This opens up time for endeavors like going on a walk, taking a yoga class and preparing a healthy meal.
Hang mounted ferns in unexpected places — such as above a bed for a jungle-like backdrop or in the bathroom, where they will appreciate moist air from the shower.