Decluttering in the New Year

The New Year brings new beginnings and fresh starts. Though this can be more symbolic than literal, there are many small changes you can make every day to refresh your lifestyle. One way this can be accomplished is through decluttering your life, which can equate to more than one thing for each person.

Decluttering is known to have many benefits in various areas of your life. For example, it is best known for reducing anxiety and stress. Individuals who work in a clean environment are 15% more productive than those who do not. This is because a clean space limits distractions and fosters an environment open to creativity and originality. It can also help bring down those mental blocks, starting with the simplest distractions that are literally in front of you to the more figurative ones. From here, you are more likely to be better focused on your work.

So what are some easy ways to declutter your life? Here are a few places to start, but decluttering means something different to everyone, so find out what will help you to be the most productive and successful version of yourself!

  1. Tidy workspace – Get organizers or shelves to store extra things in!
  2. Unsubscribe from email lists – Try to notice when they come in and subscribe from chains you don’t need anymore.
  3. Closet clean-out – Who said spring cleaning has to wait until spring?
  4. Vacuum and dust – We don’t want to do it anymore than you do, but you’ll thank yourself later.