For many seniors, their homes contain numerous objects which are memorable to them and which they are sentimentally attached to. Whether it is that children’s book lying around in the attic, or the grandfather clock in the living room, there are so many memories and nostalgia that these items have. However, there comes a time when you may have to consider decluttering your house and removing some of these possessions simply because your house may no longer have enough space and may be too messy. Here are some of the benefits of decluttering and its importance.
If your house has too many items, it may constantly make you feel uneasy and anxious due to the amount of dust and space these items are occupying. Numerous psychological studies have proven that cluttering is bad for your mental health as it causes feelings of depressions, anxiety, stress and makes us feel overwhelmed. Getting rid of these items and decluttering doesn’t just help with your stress and make you feel much better, it also helps as a form of exercise and gives the home or room a cleaner, new look. Decluttering thus helps to reduce stress and improves your mood as now you will be more satisfied with the neatness of the room.
Ease of Mobility
Do you constantly find it difficult to walk through your kitchen, attic, or storage room due to the amount of clutter and objects lying around? By decluttering, you help to make the room and area more spacious as fewer objects are lying around. This helps you to navigate and move around much easier. Having ease of mobility is also a safety priority especially when you have young children or seniors. This is because having too much clutter and too many objects lying around may cause them to trip and fall or be unaware of dangerous structures in your house.
Remove Dust And Germs
Having a cluttered home is a health hazard due to the amount of dust and dirt. When we hoard objects and leave them lying around in clutter, these objects will gradually gather dust and dirt. For people with a sensitive nose or allergies to dust, these will be especially dangerous as they could trigger their health allergies and create health and respiratory problems. If you are constantly getting sick because of all the dust and clutter, you should be prepared to start removing the objects and throw away things you no longer require. Decluttering helps to improve the home environment and air quality. The home is now much cleaner and the air is so much fresher. Allergens such as dust mites and pollen, mold, and other contaminants are eliminated when you declutter.
Storing items of sentimental value can be both a good and bad thing for you as depending on the items, they may hold good or bad memories. Sometimes it is best to remove and let go of these items for you to move on and enjoy the present. By dwelling on the past, you may constantly be reminded of your past pains and hardship. Decluttering is also significant psychologically as it helps to refresh your brain and prepare you for the future. By removing items associated with past memories, you can move on with your life.
Why Rittenhouse Village At Northside?
We understand your desire for the best care for your loved ones, and Rittenhouse Village At Northside will take care of your loved ones in the best way possible. With a variety of options available, we can ensure that your loved ones live a life of dignity and comfort. At Rittenhouse Village At Northside, we have a team of dedicated and conscientious housekeepers that will keep your home clean, freeing up your time so that you can explore other activities we offer.