5 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Home & Stop Feeling So Overwhelmed

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Home Organization Tips On How To Declutter, Reduce Stress, & Improve Your Mental Health
Self, Health And Wellness

Think about how you feel when you walk through your front door.

Do you feel that your home is your place of refuge? The place where you can drop your stress at the door, put on some comfy clothes, and relax?

Since the environment you're in directly affects how you feel, decluttering your space with easy home organization ideas is a simple and effective way to relieve stress and improve your overall well-being and mental health.

Once your spaces are neat and tidy, your stress levels will decrease and it will be easier to find your belongings, too. Organizing saves you time (so you don’t waste time hunting for things like your keys) and money (so you don’t spend cash replacing things you already own).

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If you walk through your door and feel that your to-do list just got a mile longer because you can see that there is a lot you need to declutter at home, then you’ve just added more stress to your day.

So take some proactive measures to organize your home and reap the stress relief and mental health benefits an organized space can offer.

Here's how to relieve stress and declutter with these 5 easy home organization ideas that will save your mental health.

1. Have a place for your keys.

Hang a key hook on the inside of a closet door or near the front door to hold your keys.

Alternatively, you can place a small decorative bowl on a table near the front door for your keys. This way, you will always know where to find your keys.

2. Use slim hangers.

Buy slim hangers for the coats and jackets in your coat closet. Coats and jackets can be bulky and thick hangers take up even more space.

Create space by using slim hangers. Recycle your wire hangers at the dry cleaners.

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3. Get a plastic shoe holder.

Install a transparent plastic shoe holder on the inside of the coat closet door. Use this to hold gloves, scarves, soft hats, mini umbrellas, bug spray, etc.

4. Organize your shelves.

Use the shelf above the hanging rod in the closet to store bike helmets or other large bulky items.

5. Recycle where you need to.

If books, magazines, and newspapers collect on a chair or table in front of your home, go through the pile. Recycle anything that has been read or that is out of date. Move the remaining items to the spot where you sit to read. Decide when you will recycle the rest of the magazines.

If there are an abundance of catalogs, give yourself a week to look through them and then put them out for recycling.

Having a tidy entrance can dramatically reduce that sense of overwhelm when you walk through your front door.

By knowing these simple organizing tips, dealing with stress becomes easier and more manageable so you live a happier and more organized life.

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Diane N. Quintana is a Certified Professional Organizer who creates customized organizational strategies and solutions for busy working men and women. For great organizing tips follow her on Facebook or visit her website to schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation.