March 1, 2023


Simplifying your home gives you the space and freedom to find peace. Untidy and cluttered homes increase stress, but getting rid of excess clutter can make you feel happier, calmer, and more in control.


We spend a significant portion of our lives at home. So much so that according to a study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the tidiness of our homes and our mental health are closely tied. People who live in cluttered homes are more easily fatigued, depressed, and stressed than those who describe their homes as restful. 

Having a clean and organized home frees you of time spent searching for needed items and gives you more time to do what needs to be done. Clean, uncluttered homes can also have an incredibly positive impact on our children, helping them to become less frustrated and overwhelmed. The space you gain by simplifying your life and decluttering is not only physical, but you also gain mental space to take a deep breath and appreciate your home to its fullest.


One of the best first steps to cutting the clutter is to enter your home as if you are visiting for the first time. We get used to how our home looks and stop seeing it after a while. Making a checklist of areas of your home to organize can help you decide which space should take priority. 

Taking before and after photos of the area you have decided to declutter will help you stay motivated to tackle your entire home. Set a timer; spend 20 minutes a day decluttering the first room on your list until it is complete. Whatever method you use, the most critical step is getting started.

Your home should be a refuge from the chaos of daily life, a place where you can relax and reconnect with what matters.


Simplifying your home helps you to appreciate the things you keep and improves your productivity, but what if your home isn't laid out for the way you live? Have you tried decluttering and simplifying your possessions, but your family has simply outgrown your current space? 

Maybe it is time to think about relocating to a home that can give you the peace you've been struggling to find. The experienced RealtorsĀ® of Brian Peterson Real Estate can help you find a home that works for you. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.

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