You know that feeling that washes over you when everything is in place? It’s more than just a sense of accomplishment; it’s the dissolution of stress – and it has real health benefits. While some research suggests that clearing clutter can aect cortisol levels, other data indicates that doing away with disarray can actually improve your health. For instance, one study showed that keeping a clean kitchen can help you consume fewer calories. Another study found that reducing visual clutter helps with mild cognitive impairment. Clearing your whole house may seem overwhelming, so start small: Begin by tidying a single desk or closet. When you’re done, step back, smile and let the stress melt away.