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Clutter is on the rise. No doubt you have seen the stats on how much more stuff we have than previous generations. Although Canadians are usually less dramatic, in the US the average home has approximately 300,000 items and has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years.

Size is on the rise. Everywhere you look there are studies and stats about the rise of our size and the obesity crisis. So is there any relationship between clutter and fat? They are both a form of accumulation. It turns out that there might be. One recent study found that people with messy or cluttered homes are 77% more likely to be overweight or obese*  Working with our clients, we have found that there is usually a connection between taking care of our environment and taking care of ourselves.

If our environment is messy and cluttered it can make taking care of ourselves more challenging. Some examples include:

  1. A chaotic kitchen will make it more difficult and less appealing to prepare healthy meals.
  2. Clutter can be stressful, sapping our motivation to work out – not to mention it can make it difficult to find the work out equipment.
  3. Clutter and mess take time from our lives as we spend more time looking for things. Time that could be better spent taking care of ourselves and doing the things we want!
  4. As we take better care of our environment we tend to take better care of ourselves. Decluttering really can take that metaphorical weight off your shoulders and give you the energy and motivational boost you need to live your best life.
  5. We get it that sometimes the clutter and disorganization can be a little bit overwhelming. Sometimes working with a professional, even simply to get you started, can set you on the path to success.

If you think that you could benefit from this please don’t hesitate to call or email us, and we are happy to give you a free consultation (no cost, no judgement, and confidential) .

* Note that there is no causality,  no one is saying that clutter makes you fat or that being fat causes you to live in a messy or cluttered home. Furthermore, they do not appear to have factored in other elements that may explain the link, such as income or health.