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Maria Gracia, Owner, Get Organized Now! www.closetworks.com Decrease Clutter to Increase Health Clutter Can Mess With Your Health Clutter affects stress and can trigger OVEREATING,   especially of sweet and fatty foods, which may in turn  lead to WEIGHT GAIN.    If you consider your home a stressful environment,  you’re more likely to feel DEPRESSED and have  higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone linked  with POOR HEALTH, than if you consider your  home restful.  A cluttered home is likely to make you feel  ANXIOUS, which in turn can impact your SLEEP  QUALITY, cause fatigue and increase cortisol.  Americans as a whole waste more than 9 MILLION HOURS PER DAY looking for lost items like keys, remote controls and money.  CUT THE CLUTTER & IMPROVE YOUR LIFE THE ORGANIZATION DIET: ENTRYWAY Create a dedicated space for  your keys and phone   —   Use hooks or a closet for  storing coats, shoes and   shopping bags  —   Train yourself to not leave  belongings piled by the door CLOSET  Cut down your wardrobe   by tossing or donating clothing  that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t   worn in 12 months   —   Group clothes by type (shirts,  slacks, dresses) and color —   Customize your closet  shelving to add more storage  LIVING ROOM  Simplify your furniture,  pillows and wall art/photographs   for a cleaner look   —   Choose multipurpose  furniture that offers hidden   storage space —   Use a basket or dedicated  spot for remote controls,   magazines, books  KITCHEN  Less is more, so keep  out only appliances you   use every day —   Dispose of clutter on the refrigerator (outdated papers, flyers)  —   Wash/rinse dishes as soon  as you use them  BEDROOM Start your morning by  making your bed daily   —   Hang up or put away  clothes immediately   after washing/wearing —   Straighten up nightstand  and dresser surfaces by   clearing off stuff GARAGE  Install hooks for hanging  rakes, brooms and shovels   on garage wall  —   Label bins with their contents;  store infrequently used items on   higher shelves  —   Hang tools on a pegboard,  drawing outlines to show where   each one fits  Sources:  Closetworks.com: Closet Blog Organization Diet, Papers.ssrn.com: Clutter, Chaos, and Overconsumption: The Role of Mind-Set in Stressful and Chaotic Food Environments, Journals.sagepub.com: Abstract, Casedesign.com: 25 Steps on How to Remove Clutter, Thespruce.com: Decluttering Your Entire Home
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