In 2011, the Journal of Neuroscience published a study on the impact of too many varied objects in a child’s field of view, and the effect it has on their ability to focus. Lack of focus leads to slowed learning in toddlers. Clutter can cause overstimulation. Certainly, if it is left for too long, it gets completely out of hand. For this reason, this infographic from HappyCleans explains how to reduce the amount of clutter in your home in just 21 days. Yippee. Step by Step decluttering tips!
Yet, if you completely follow the decluttering tips, you will get results. If you think, “I don’t have 21 days!” It doesn’t have to be 21 days in a row. We all have a bit of clutter, but unfortunately, some people become hoarders with a seeming inability to throw anything out. With this in mind, make sure that doesn’t happen by working through the tips in the infographic.
People tend to store a lot of paper. Whether that is bills, advertisements or random brochures, the reality is 90% can be thrown away or recycled. These take up so much needless space in a home. Other items we tend to horde are magazines and books, and they often do little but gather dust on the shelf. Books are perfect to donate to charities or maybe give them as a gift to families with young children.
Ready, Set, Clean
Read through the full infographic now and start to transform your house today! Don’t get discouraged if you miss one day. Get right back on track the following day. Life can get busy sometimes. If your house is extremely cluttered, it may need more than 21 days, but it will be a good start.
Now you can make a trip to all the donation centers who want the items you’re getting rid of. On the way, reward yourself with your fave latte or whatever it be. Take a high five from me! I’m proud of you for getting it done and getting ready to start your New Year off fresh! If you need help, www.happyclean.com is offering $20 OFF your first clean when you use code Parenting20 or mention This -N- That Parenting when you call. Thanks, Happy Clean for the guest post. Make a comment: I would love to hear any tips you have on ways to declutter or you can share how the infographic helped you!
Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours! Remember to have fun, laugh and give God the glory! I love you! SS