Is there a connection between an uncluttered home and fatigue?

Unclutter photo showing a peaceful bamboo forest and balanced rocks
You may have seen the latest new hit show on Netflix “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. Does your home spark joy for you? If not, read on.

A study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that women who described their homes as “restorative” and ”restful” had lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, than women who described their homes as “cluttered” or full of “unfinished projects”. Women whose homes were cleaner and more organized also experienced less depression and fatigue than women whose homes were messy and disorganized.

Baby steps can make a huge difference! Clean one drawer tomorrow, empty the dishwasher, fold some clothes, go through your junk mail... These actions will not only help organize your home; they may reduce your stress level! I'm all for that! :)

1 comment

  • Linda Moffitt

    I believe this is true I would love to be able to get my house organized and unpacked. I am going to really try just 5 mins at a time.

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