It has been over a year since staying at home and being in Lockdown (or as us Singaporean’s call it: Circuit Breaker) has been the new norm. In these uncertain times, it’s never been more important to look after our mental health. Besides the go to, eating well, exercising and quality time with friends and family, there are other ways to release serotonin – also known as our happy hormone! Decluttering. Yes. This is essentially to remove things you do not need from a place, in order to make it more pleasant and useful. Organised homes reduce anxiety – giving us more control over our daily lives and decisions we make.
The C word: Clutter
Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli visual, olfactory, and tactile, causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren't necessary or important. It also distracts us by drawing our attention away from what our focus should be on. So essentially, clutter makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally.
Clutter can make a space look and feel disorganised, confusing and stressful
Many experts believe that messiness and clutter create feelings of guilt and embarrassment, especially when others unexpectedly drop by our homes. For those who are working at home and studying at home this can be life changing – decluttering to So with that said, I present to you: how decluttering can change your life.
You want to organise… but don’t know where to begin
Easier said than done – go through your items, sort out your cupboards. Our aim is to declutter and to organise. Items you don’t need on an everyday basis can be put away in a cupboard. Buy storage boxes that blend into your living space to create a more aesthetic and cleaner look to your house. It can be surprising to see what's lurking forgotten at the back of a cupboard, and often it’s best just to let go; there’s no point holding on to things that aren’t needed or are never used.
You want to keep things… buy you don’t have enough space at home
There are a few sources of clutter, one, comes from the items we love but never use. Many of these items are toys or gadgets that lost their appeal over time, while others are memorabilia and family heirlooms that can be very difficult to let go of. We always want to keep our things, but we never have enough space. Welcome to the first world problem of the 21st century. When it comes down to your beloved antiques, furniture and fine art, an effective solution would be Self-Storage.
Self-Storage as a solution to your clutter!
To all the sentimental people out there – Self-storage is your solution! You don’t have to discard everything. Important items and your prized possessions can be kept safely in Self-Storage units. From Childhood toys to grandparent’s journals, these keepsakes can be kept safely, yet accessed easily. Self-storage refers to the action of storing items that you temporarily don’t need or don’t use. Thus, you rent storage space to allow you to park these items away for a while. Whether you are moving, or you just don’t have any more room for all of your belongings, self-storage units are a great way to keep your things but not be overwhelmed by the clutter or stress they can cause.
Your new, fresh and positive environment
Reducing clutter is a way for your home and life to feel cleaner, better organized, and more manageable. Declutter! Organise! It isn’t just stress relieving… It cheers you up! A study by the University of California showed that those people who described their homes as messy actually produced more cortisol, a hormone that responds to stress. Don’t forget, a well organised space doesn’t have to be minimal, it’s often better to be practical. Look into storage units, after all… a home is meant for you to live in, not to store things.
Self-Storage at EBC Lifestyle Hub
From larger units to airconditioned storage, EBC Lifestyle hub will undeniably provide your belongings a clean, safe and secure storage space. With storage units from 15sqft to 100sqft, and maintenance at the highest level to ensure your belongings are kept well, EBC also has flexible rental options at prices to
cater to your needs.