In many ways, the state of your home is a reflection of the state of your mind. What’s more is that this correlation can work the other way around too – so that the state of your mind ends up mirroring the state of your home.
How does this work?
Well, when we are super busy and rushed, we often find that we do not have time to keep our homes clean and in order. As a result, it ends up looking like a mess, and we struggle to find things in the morning.
On the other hand though, when we are on top of things, we find that we are able to organize our things in a logical manner and stay on top of where everything is.
So with that in mind, one of the very best ways to go about improving your calm and focus is to start by getting your home organized. One of the best ways to do that is to get rid of unnecessary clutter.
The Problem With Ornaments
Most of us have several ornaments and other items in our home that we keep because we think they look nice. They adorn our tables, cupboards, and other surfaces and for the most part look good.
However, the problem is, the more we get, the more claustrophobic we start to feel. Light cannot move as freely around the room, and we just end up feeling very worn out and stressed due to the amount of information that is there to take in.
What’s worse, is that the more we have on our surfaces, the more there is to clean! This ends up resulting in our surfaces getting more and more cluttered and dusty.
What to do About It
So what do you do?
The first tip is to go through your things, and dispose of 60% of anything on a surface. That sounds like an extreme challenge but in doing this you will be left with a much higher average of the quality of items remaining. What is left will be only the things you really love and they can now draw more attention to themselves.
Moreover, having fewer items means that cleaning is a matter of just wiping around. There is nothing to pick up and nothing to attract dust.
Do not put these things in boxes, though. In fact, remove boxes from under the bed and on/in wardrobes, too. You might be surprised what a huge difference this makes to you unconsciously!
What do you do to help declutter your space? Please share your tips in the comments below.