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Tips and benefits of decluttering your home

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If you feel stressed when you enter your own home, it could be that you have too much clutter, causing you to feel frustrated and uneasy at the state of mess. Being selective about what to keep and what to toss can help you keep your living space neat and tidy, which does wonders for both your physical and emotional health.

According to personal organisation guru and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo advises keeping only things that “spark joy in your heart”.

Here’s why you should declutter:

Less dust, better health

The more possessions you own, the more dust you accumulate. Streamlining means having a neater, cleaner (and healthier) space, so free up your home and get rid of those toxins and dust particles!

Lower stress levels

According to psychologists, too much clutter can lead to anxiety and low self-esteem. By tackling the mess, you will feel better about yourself when you successfully discard the unnecessary. We’ve heard that some homeowners even find doing household chores “therapeutic”.

A safer home

Loose items lying around can be an eyesore and may pose a safety hazard, while stacks of books or papers provide easy fuel for potential fires. Keep your corridors clear.

More room for creativity

If you work from home, keeping your environment tidy is imperative. Your home office should be a
neat, clutter-free zone. Watch your efficiency increase and your creativity spark when your workspace is free of junk.

A streamlined life

Go through your wardrobe and set aside clothes you have not worn in the past year, along with items you no longer have room for. With fewer unnecessary items around you, you’ll have less to clean and maintain, freeing up space as well as time for yourself and your family.

With these tips in mind, you can turn to self-storage facilities for help. Companies such as EBC Lifestyle Hub can help you free up valuable space in your home.

EBC Lifestyle Hub is especially useful if you require storing bulky furniture, collector’s items and delicate garments such as evening gowns.

Choose from air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned storage units, or even wine storage units. Prices start from $45 per month for a small locker, to $245 for a jumbo locker, with discounted rates for its 3-, 6- and 12-month packages.

The self-storage hub is conveniently accessible 24 hours a day, via PIN card access, with individual padlocks for each unit.

Find out more about EBC Lifestyle Hub’s services at www.ebclifestylehub.com.