Clutter may seem like just a minor inconvenience, but it can have consequences for your mental health. Recent studies have found that clutter can have a profound effect on your mood and self-esteem. The Kitchen Store, the top cabinet refacing expert in the state, elaborates further below.
Researchers at UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) studied 32 California-based families’ relationship with the objects in their home. The findings confirm what many of us already know: the more cluttered your home is, the more stressful homeowners become.
But why is it so hard for homeowners to declutter their homes? According to the study, it’s mostly because they either have sentimental attachments to their belongings or think there is still some value hidden in them.
Efficient storage and organization can help reduce the clutter in your home. We’ve listed below some organization tips.
Sort Through Your Belongings
Extra cabinets and storage options won’t make a difference if there’s just enough space in your home. That’s why before organizing your home, you have to first sort your belongings. Set aside the things that have sentimental or monetary value and get rid of the ones you don’t need. Instead of tossing all your unneeded belongings in the dumpster, you can donate them to a local charity instead.
Increase Your Storage Options
Even after you’ve managed to purge your home of clutter, your interior can quickly become cramped if there aren’t enough storage options in your home. Check if you have enough cabinets in your home, particularly in clutter hotspots.
Your kitchen, particularly the kitchen countertop, is a clutter hotspot. Homeowners tend to leave plates, utensils and groceries on the countertop, usually because the cabinets and pantry are already full. In such a scenario, adding extra custom kitchen cabinets can help declutter the countertop.
It would also be a good idea to have an interior remodeler inspect your home to identify which of parts your home need more storage. Just make sure to hire an experienced remodeler.
The Kitchen Store, a contractor with more than five decades’ worth of experience, offers custom kitchen remodeling services. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (310) 736-1077 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Beverly Hills, CA, as well as other areas in California.