Anyone who has ever lived with another person knows the frustration of living with someone else’s stuff. Boyfriends and their stinky sports gear. Kids with their never-ending piles of toys. Wives and their closets full of clothes and shoes. Many an impressive battle has been fought over the eternal war against stuff.
Clutter has a profound effect on our mood and self-esteem. Not only does clutter raise cortisol levels (stress hormones) but living in a cluttered home also makes it difficult to relax, inhibits creativity and productivity, and makes us anxious – all things that can have a negative impact on our relationships.
This Valentines Day, when trips to Paris, diamonds, and fancy meals at 5-star restaurants seem like the perfect way to convey “I Love You,” to your significant other, remember that uncluttering your home could be the most romantic gift of all!