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Ways Clutter Affects Your Health

Kitchen full of clutter

It's difficult to focus on important tasks when several things are competing for your attention.  Researchers have found that being around disorganization makes it harder for your brain to focus.   Too many distractions; and, of course, there's the guilt around not being more organized. 

Clutter Can Be Overwhelming And Affect Your Mental Health

These feelings can overwhelm us to the point where it is impossible to be effective and efficient in whatever task we have committed to completing.  A cluttered environment may create a tendency to shut people out, not inviting them over as we are embarrassed by the state of our cluttered home.  This can take its toll on relationships and have us feeling sad and lonely. 


Living with lots of clutter puts you at risk for slips and falls.  Piles of clutter on floors and stairs can create a tripping hazard for your family and guests.  Overloaded furniture can topple over and overstuffed shelves can have items fall off, creating their own hazard.  If you have items that you don't need on a regular basis, consider renting a storage unit in St Albert to help reduce the clutter in your home.


Our brain is wired to keep track of only a few details at once for a short period of time, so it can get overloaded when there is too much stimuli, causing poor "working memory."  Have you ever walked from one room to another with a specific purpose and been distracted by all the stuff around?  Suddenly you have no idea why or where you were going with such purpose.  Decluttering your space reduces distractions and may restore your ability to focus.


You may notice when you are surrounded by clutter, or items that just don't seem to have a permanent home, that you gravitate towards the easy snacks; chips, cookies and candy rather than taking the time to create a healthier snack.  Decluttering your kitchen can lead to you willingly spending  more time there.

Decluttering Has It's Advantages

Decluttering has its advantages, not just as a housekeeping tool, but as an essential process for maintaining your happiness in your home environment.  At the same time, cutting through the clutter can benefit your physical health and cognitive abilities.

If you are not up to the task of organizing and decluttering your home, there are local small businesses that specialize in it.  You could end up with a well organized and decluttered environment in as little as a weekend. 

Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Once the clutter has been eliminated, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to maintain.  Also, you may find that you are excited to invite friends over to share the pride you have in your home.

Declutter By Renting a Self Storage Unit

When you have too much stuff in your place, cleaning up can mean just moving clutter from one room to another with no real home for it.  This can lead to you feeling that your home environment is your enemy, not your refuge from the outside world.  St Albert Storage Spaces can provide a place for your stuff; don't let clutter control you.  Take control of your environment and rent a self storage unit at Riel Park RV & Self Storage.  

If you have family heirlooms or other belongings that you don't use but can't part with, renting a storage space provides you with the extra space you need so your house is not cluttered.  Where preservation is key, storing these precious items in a climate-controlled storage unit may be the best option.

Need packing supplies while decluttering?  At Riel Park RV & Self Storage, we sell packing supplies such as boxes, bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing tape and more.

We make renting a self storage unit simple and convenient.  Our storage facility offers contactless storage rentals or reservations.  With unheated storage units and climate controlled storage units of various sizes, we can accommodate all your household storage needs. 

For clean, secure and affordable storage near Edmonton, AB come to Riel Park RV & Self Storage.  We are conveniently located minutes from downtown St Albert.   Contact us today at 780-651-8056 and one of our storage rental experts will happily answer all your questions.

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