The Benefits of Decluttering

I’m sure that I’m not the only one with THE DRAWER: the one you put things into when you’re in a hurry or aren’t exactly sure where they should go, promising to get back to it later. But then…. Out of sight, out of mind. Well, this weekend, while searching for my Fitbit charger, I was forced to confront that drawer. Below are its contents, sprawled across our kitchen table.

I was intimidated, not only by the thought of tackling this mess, but also by the sudden realization that there were likely many, many more spots in the house that needed my attention. In the past those feelings might have caused me to just shove everything back in and walk away, but I am learning that small steps, over time, make lasting change. I focused just on this drawer, for fifteen minutes, and was left with what you see below.

And, in case you are wondering, I found my Fitbit charger.


The health benefits of decluttering include

  • reduced anxiety
  • better sleep
  • increased productivity and creativity
  • more free time
  • improved relationships
  • and… finding lost treasures 😊


You don’t have to tackle everything at once. Set aside a few minutes each day, play your favourite tunes, and you’ll soon have your home in order.

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