Living a simple life is said to improve your happiness, health, and productivity.
But in modern times like this, it is difficult because modern life can be overwhelming. Technology—such as smartphones, computers, TVs, etc.—has made our lives easier but it has also brought us sources of distraction.
Moreover, in a consumer-driven society, we have become obsessed over material possessions and have the urge to acquire more things, such as gadgets, toys, clothes, bags, and shoes, to name a few.
All these fixations on technology and material things have made our lives cluttered and over-complicated.
According to a study by Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, when your environment is cluttered, you lose focus. It makes you easily distracted, unable to process information and unhappy.
That’s why you need to clear the clutter from your home, work environment and life, in general. Living simply and organized is the path to a happier, healthier, more productive life.
Transitioning to a simple and organized lifestyle is no easy task. Habits need to be developed and practiced daily to simplify and organize your life. It may be difficult at first, but the results are rewarding.
In no particular order, here are some tips you can apply in your daily life.
Limit your screen time
May it be on your phone, computer or TV, screens are a major source of distraction. When you watch a movie or browse on your phone, time flies so fast, and you lose that precious time when you can be doing more important things.What you need to do is set a limit for watching TV and using your smartphone. On your smartphone, delete unused apps and reduce your social media browsing—or better yet, try reducing the frequency of picking up your phone.
Put everything back where it belongs
When you were young, your mom always used to tell you to put the things back where you found them. It is an excellent practice to help keep you organized and clutter-free. Every
item in your home or office has its own rightful place. So, when you’re done using an item, do yourself a favor and put it back where it belongs.
Multi-tasking may be tempting when you’ve got lots of things to do, but you must learn what should be prioritized. You should focus on the things that need to be done first and then move on to those that can be done at a later time. That way, you will be able to maximize your time for important things and activities.
Evaluate your purchases
You need to become a conscious consumer to minimize clutter. When buying something, ask yourself if you really need it, if you can live without it or if it will positively contribute to your life.
Do an annual cleaning
Imagine going home to a house full of clutter. Stressful, isn’t it? Your home should be your paradise. You should be able to relax and feel safe in it. Too many things at home will make you feel irritable, so make it a habit to clean your house regularly. This also includes clearing your closet of unused clothes, your kitchen of old appliances, etc.
Donate unused items
After cleaning out your house, you may have found several things that are still in good condition. These unused or unnecessary items could still be of use to others who need them more than you do. Donate those old clothes, books or appliances to charity or non-profit organizations that can put those things to good use.
When it comes to physical clutter, Junk King is your partner to have a simple and organized life. We’ll help you become free from clutter such as old furniture, appliances, and other junk in your home.