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Health Hazards of Too Much Clutter

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.”

― Albert Einstein

Did you know that clutter negatively affects your health? Many studies have shown that too much stuff can drain you mentally, aggravate your allergies, and make your home unsafe. If you have been feeling stressed lately, it may be time to figure out why. If your home is filled with random knickknacks, trinkets, and random memorabilia, it may be time to sort through them. Doing so can help relieve your mental strain and allow you to focus on taking care of yourself and spending time with your family. If you need a place to store your items while you clean up, DAK Self Storage can help. We can keep your clutter out of sight and mind for as long as you need.

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Mental Drain

Everything in your environment competes for your attention. Every phone notification, advertisement, and messy closet prompt your brain for a response. With so many distractions, your brain tries to split your attention and handle multiple tasks at the same time. Although we would like to believe that we are good multi-taskers, we handle tasks much better when we only focus on one aspect at a time.

The more clutter you have in your home, the more your brain has to divide its attention. While focusing on organizing one corner, you may find another task to complete. Then your to-do list increases until you end up confused and need a break. Few tasks get accomplished and you feel drained. Your brain also likes having plenty of space to move around. Clutter can occupy a lot of space and stress you out when you have to constantly watch where you step and climb over piles to get where you want to go.

Aggravated Allergies

Unless you clean your house often, clutter tends to collect dust. When you have shelves or piles of merchandise, it can take a lot of time to wipe off the surface every week. Therefore, people tend to ignore their unused item and dust starts to collect. This can severely irritate anyone with allergies. If both clutter and someone with allergies in your home, it may be time to ditch or lock away your clutter in a storage locker from DAK Self Storage. Your family will thank you when they can breathe cleaner air and feel happier and healthier.

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Safety and Fire Hazard

Clutter can block walkways and doorways making it difficult to move around. When there are too many piles in your way, you risk the chance of falling. A bad fall brings injuries and costly medical bills. Clutter is also a fire hazard. Piles of papers, clothing and other flammable items are fuel and the more fuel the bigger the fire. If you have a lot of clutter, it will only take one mistake with an ignition source to cause severe damage to your home. Any valuables buried beneath the pile will be gone forever.

Correlation with Weight Gain

Many studies have found that clutter can be connected to weight gain. Typically clutter is the physical manifestation of a life of too much consumption. Stress from clutter causes your hormone levels to rise, which can lead to overeating and add on extra pounds. When you have piles of junk, you may come home from a long day of work and focus on your messy house rather than taking care of yourself. Once you get rid of the clutter, you can focus on relaxing and spending time with your family.

Use DAK Self Storage to Clean Up

If you want to take all the extra weight off of your body and mind, DAK Self Storage can help. DAK Self Storage cares about their customers and enjoys helping them organize their lives. We have a variety of blog articles to help you sort through and organize your home. You can find more articles here: http://dakselfstorage.com/blog/.

If you need a local place in Berks County to store your valuables, DAK Self Storage in Leesport can provide you with one of our storage lockers. To learn more about available units, follow this link: https://ecom.quikstor.com/dakselfstorage/ShowAvailableUnits.aspx?action=rent.

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