Decluttering for a Healthier Tampa, Florida Home

Over the years, you may have accumulated extra personal belongings such as decor, linens, kitchenware, clothes, and shoes. Now they are cluttering drawers and overflowing from closets.  While you may not realize it, all of this clutter can have a negative effect on your health. Clutter can also decrease focus, increase anxiety, and cause sleep issues. All of these issues, when they last for an extended period of time, cause chronic health problems. Luckily, there is an easy fix: decluttering.

Decluttering is such a vital part of making a home more inviting and calming that it is one of the leading projects that Tampa, Florida realtors  suggest their clients undertake. Decluttering your entire home may seem like a massive undertaking. But with a few easy decluttering tips, you can make your home healthier.

Declutter One Room at a Time

If you have a massive project to complete, it may feel impossible to ever get it done when you look at it as a whole. However, if you break that project up into smaller sections, it doesn’t seem quite as insurmountable. The same is true of decluttering your home. Take it one room at a time, starting with the easiest room first.

 Designate Bins

If you are searching through mounds of clutter, you had better have a system in place to organize items. Most organization experts recommend having a trash bin, donating bin, and keeping bin. As you go through your clutter, place the item in its designated area, then move on to the next item.  This process makes it easy to sort, box up, and remove items.  

Clean Out the Cupboard

 Many Florida homeowners followed the recent trend of adding or expanding their kitchen to include a pantry. With so much extra space, it is easy for shelves to become cluttered. Remove food items that are expired or items that have been sitting on the top shelf and have not been used for a long period of time. While you are cleaning out your cupboard, you can remove any unhealthy food choices, especially if you are trying to begin a healthier diet.  

Don’t Forget the Exterior

The interior of your home needs to be decluttered if you want a healthier lifestyle, but so does the exterior. Fallen branches, unwanted outdoor furniture, or old exterior tools that are left lying around are a hazard and an eyesore.  Not only is a decluttered outdoor space essential to  create beautiful curb appeal , but it also benefits your health. Excess weeds and overgrown trees and bushes can wreak havoc on your allergies, especially if they are up against your home. Keep your exterior safe and healthy by removing overgrown bushes and shrubs and trimming back thick overhead trees. Clear out the area around your back patio and any outdoor upgrades you may have, such as an outdoor kitchen, pool, or living area.

Take your decluttering process slowly to avoid frustration and anxiety. Go room by room and take your time.  Notice how you feel after a room is decluttered. You will probably feel calmer, happier, and more at peace in your Tampa, Florida, home.

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