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Declutter Your Home to De-stress Your Life

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People are always on the go these days with work, school, or other various things going on in their lives. The day-to-day grind can certainly cause stress and become overwhelming. What many people want to do at the end of a long day is to go home and relax, recharge, and to not think about their busy schedule.

However, what they may or may not realize is that their home could be contributing to that stress and causing unnecessary chaos into their daily lives. People should never feel more stressed when they arrive home. This should be a place of comfort, peace, and familiarity that welcome you from your long busy days.

A stressed home isn’t just untidy but could be disorganized or have a feeling of lack of comfort that contributes to the chaos. There are ways to bring peace to your home and below we will highlight fun ways to destress by decluttering your home.

Organize

Having a lot of clutter is high on the list of stressors in most homes. Having many items everywhere throughout your home can make you feel constantly overwhelmed and scatterbrained. It’s hard to focus if you are constantly seeing things that could be put away or arranged. Having a minimalist approach is important to clean your home and your mind. Make sure that all the things in your house have a place and get rid of things that are unneeded.

Bring in Nature

After you organize, decorate with plants. Bringing nature indoors not only looks nice it’s actually beneficial to your health. Studies show that having live plants in your home can purify the air which can aid in relaxation. Having plants throughout your home also gives off a peaceful Zen vibe which can be soothing after a long day.

Brighten Your Home

Having natural light in your home will provide much-needed vitamin D and create a sense of calm. Dark rooms can feel gloomy and unwelcoming, so having light is important for better moods. Natural light is preferred during the day and softer lamps at night to create a calm soothing space.

Add Pleasant Scents

Walking into a home that smells pleasant always makes people feel more at ease. Using scents like vanilla or lavender can instantly de-stress your mind and make you feel calmer. Choose whatever your favorite scent is but be careful not to overdo it as you don’t want to become overwhelmed with strong aromas.

Here are a few more smaller ideas to de-stress your home:

  • Use comfortable soft blankets and pillows
  • Paint walls with calm color schemes
  • Decorate walls with pictures of family and friends
  • Don’t use many different patterns

As you can see, there are fun ways to destress and declutter to make your home a true stress-free space. Using these tips can help you feel in control of your home which aids in feeling in control of your life. Start small and eventually you’ll reach your goals of having a decluttered home and a more stress-free life.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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