Free­ing your home of un­nec­es­sary be­long­ings gives you more room to breathe, and im­proves your well-be­ing, too.

Home & Decor (Singapore) - - FEATURE -

If you feel stressed when you en­ter your own home, it could be that you have too much clut­ter, caus­ing you to feel frus­trated and uneasy at the state of mess. Be­ing se­lec­tive about what to keep and what to toss can help you keep your liv­ing space neat and tidy, which does won­ders for both your phys­i­cal and emo­tional health.

Ac­cord­ing to per­sonal or­gan­i­sa­tion guru and au­thor of The Life-Chang­ing Magic of Tidy­ing Up, Marie Kondo ad­vises keep­ing only things that “spark joy in your heart”. Here’s why you should de­clut­ter:

Less dust, bet­ter health

The more pos­ses­sions you own, the more dust you ac­cu­mu­late. Stream­lin­ing means hav­ing a neater, cleaner (and health­ier) space, so free up your home and get rid of those tox­ins and dust par­ti­cles!

Lower stress lev­els

Ac­cord­ing to psy­chol­o­gists, too much clut­ter can lead to anx­i­ety and low self-es­teem. By tack­ling the mess, you will feel bet­ter about your­self when you suc­cess­fully dis­card the un­nec­es­sary. We’ve heard that some home­own­ers even find do­ing house­hold chores “ther­a­peu­tic”.

A safer home

Loose items ly­ing around can be an eye­sore and may pose a safety haz­ard, while stacks of books or pa­pers pro­vide easy fuel for po­ten­tial fires. Keep your cor­ri­dors clear.

More room for cre­ativ­ity

If you work from home, keep­ing your en­vi­ron­ment tidy is im­per­a­tive. Your home of­fice should be a neat, clut­ter-free zone. Watch your ef­fi­ciency in­crease and your cre­ativ­ity spark when your workspace is free of junk.

A stream­lined life

Go through your wardrobe and set aside clothes you have not worn in the past year, along with items you no longer have room for. With fewer un­nec­es­sary items around you, you’ll have less to clean and main­tain, free­ing up space as well as time for your­self and your fam­ily.

With these tips in mind, you can turn to self-stor­age fa­cil­i­ties for help. Com­pa­nies such as EBC Life­style Hub can help you free up valu­able space in your home.

EBC Life­style Hub is espe­cially use­ful if you re­quire stor­ing bulky fur­ni­ture, col­lec­tor’s items and del­i­cate gar­ments such as evening gowns.

Choose from air-con­di­tioned and non-air-con­di­tioned stor­age units, or even wine stor­age units. Prices start from $45 per month for a small locker, to $245 for a jumbo locker, with dis­counted rates for its 3-, 6- and 12-month pack­ages.

The self-stor­age hub is con­ve­niently ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours a day, via PIN card ac­cess, with in­di­vid­ual pad­locks for each unit.

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