It has been scientifically proven that living in a cluttered space can have an effect on your mental health, here’s how our storage units in Sittingbourne can help.
A study conducted by Stephanie McMains and Sabine Kastner, professors of neuroscience, found that living in a cluttered environment also leads to people having difficulty focusing and stops them from being able to process information as well as someone living in an organised, clutter free home. This is due to the fact that a person’s visual cortex can become overwhelmed by clutter unrelated to the task at hand.
More and more people are coming to this realisation, with many choosing to try out organising consultant Marie Kondo’s tidying method after her show “Sparking Joy” became a Netflix hit.
Have you reached the point where you know having a declutter would be good for you? If this is the case, our storage units in Sittingbourne would be a great aid in your decluttering journey. This is because using self storage would allow you to declutter without having to be extremely ruthless with throwing or giving your belongings away.
Here are some decluttering tips and more about how we can help:
Declutter a room at a time
Doing your decluttering one room at a time will really help to stop you feeling overwhelmed. Trying to do it all at once might make you stressed, making it hard to continue.
The decluttering is meant to be helping your mental health, not make it worse. So only begin decluttering if you know you can approach it in a slow and steady manner.
Ask for help, if you need it
If you think this might be hard for you, ask for help! If you live with people, whether family or roommates, get them to pitch in! They should be doing their part as it is their home too.
But, if you live alone, still ask someone for help, if you need it. Your friends and family will want to help and support you with this task.
Use the Three Pile Method (And remember using our storage units in Sittingbourne is always an option)
The three pile method is where you, unsurprisingly, put all your items into three piles: Keep, Throw Away and Give Away.
If you combine this with Marie Kondo’s method of only keeping the items which spark joy for you, you will really be on your way with your decluttering.
This is the part where you do have to be a little ruthless and actually throw away or give away the things you have put in those piles.
If you do struggle with this part, this is where our storage units in Sittingbourne will really come in handy. Using a storage unit will allow you to get your home nicely decluttered but then you can take your time throwing or giving stuff away. Having it in a unit may also make you realise how little you miss the items making it easier to let it go.
Have fun with creating more storage space!
Put on some music, get all the family involved, buy some colourful storage boxes to store everything you are keeping, take breaks and have a well-earned cup of tea.
Making it an enjoyable and happy task will make you much more likely to keep going with it and declutter your whole home.
In the end, this is all about making you feel better within your home so it is super important that you have fun with it and feel better after doing it and not like it was the worst experience of your life.
We hope you have enjoyed these tips and if you would like to know more about our storage units in Sittingbourne, please get in touch today. Please give us a call on 01795 420247 or visit the website for a quote.
If you are really struggling with your mental health, please speak with your GP and with your friends and family. You can also find help and advice from mental health charities such as Mind.