Clutter And Depression – What's Up Clarksville

Clutter And Depression

Does clutter cause depression? You may be surprised to find out that it does. When our homes are overflowing with stuff, it makes our homes look untidy but it makes us feel bad too. These finding is based on research done at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF).

It seems that all the overflow and clutter in our home has a strong effect on our mood and self esteem. It has been found that:

  • There is a link between high stress hormones in home owners that are female, when they have a lot of household objects.
  • There has been an association between a tidy home and a happy successful family.
  • Families that want to reduce clutter tend to become emotionally paralyzed by it.
  • Toy clutter is a big clutter for families. The U.S. has only 3% of the world’s children and yet buy 40% of the world’s toys.

So what can someone do if they find themselves with the clutter blues? Take small steps to declutter. Focus on one task at a time, and check out previous blogs that help with decluttering options.

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