Even if you’re not into New Year’s Resolutions, a new year tends to bring out the tidying bug in all of us – but not always for the reason you might think. According to an online survey, decluttering to make physical space was secondary to the resulting mental and emotional benefits. More than a third of the surveyed respondents reported a desire to reduce stress and boost mood as their primary motivations, whereas less than a fifth said they wanted to declutter to create more space. And if there was ever a year that could benefit from mental health enhancement, this is it!
Whether you’re motivated by mental health, space practicalities, minimalism, or something else, check out the following expert decluttering strategies to start the New Year off on the proverbial right foot.