During the past year and a half, you have probably heard a lot about the importance of caring for your mental health. The effects of a global pandemic, months of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, and a serious economic downturn have certainly not been easy for any of us. Taking the necessary time to care for your mental health has thus never been more important. As Americans have spent longer amounts of time in their homes over the past eighteen months, many people have been discovering the significance of having an organized and de-cluttered living space. The process of de-cluttering and reclaiming both your home and workspace is often one of the most frequently mentioned aspects of staying positive, comfortable, and mentally healthy.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, we here at Junk King Peninsula have continued to provide the leading junk removal services for individuals, homeowners, and business owners across the Peninsula area. All of our trained junk removal technicians wear masks and other types of personal protective equipment. We also offer a “no-contact” junk removal service so that you can free up space in your home or businesses without ever coming into physical contact with our teams. Besides doing our part to care for your physical health, we also believe that the junk removal services that we offer can also help our customers care for their mental health. Below, we take an in-depth look at how junk removal is an under-appreciated aspect of caring for your mental health.
Mess Equals Stress
One of the reasons that cluttered, disorganized, and messy spaces negatively affect our mental wellbeing is because they cause an increase in the levels of stress that we suffer. Most of us have felt the anxiety and pressure that comes with searching for the car keys when already late for an important business meeting. One recent study found that women who saw their homes as cluttered suffered from significantly higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol throughout the day. In comparison, women who felt that their homes were well-organized and offered a restful space had lower levels of the same hormone.
A Disorganized Space Makes it Hard to Focus
If you are among the millions of Americans who have spent time working or studying from home during the past year, you have probably found that focusing on those tasks may be harder in your household environment. Behavioral psychologists have determined that the process of focusing on important tasks is severely impaired when several things compete for your attention. A disorganized home or office space is thus a form of disorganization competing with your brain´s ability to focus on the task at hand.
The Issue of Social Isolation
For many people, the thought of having company over for dinner or hosting a visiting family member for a long weekend might lead to a minor panic attack. Having a neat and tidy space is often considered to be a prerequisite when hosting friends and family. If your home is always messy, dirty, and cluttered, you may suffer from anxiety anytime a potential visit is on the horizon. Furthermore, a cluttered home may negatively affect your social life by keeping you from inviting friends and family into your home. For this reason, people who suffer from hoarding disorders tend to also suffer from depression and anxiety disorders and have inexistent social lives.
It Can Lead to Clinically Diagnosable Hoarding Disorders
Lastly, an overly cluttered home might also be a sign that you are suffering from hoarding, which is a recognized mental health problem. According to recent studies, researchers believe compulsive hoarding affects 1 in every 50 people, but it may impact as many as 1 in every 20. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Massachusetts, up to 5 percent of the world’s population displays symptoms of clinically diagnosable hoarding.
How Junk King Can Help You Improve Your Mental Health?
So what exactly do junk removal services have to do with the mental health issues that arise from a cluttered home? According to one mental health specialist:
“When physical clutter becomes excessive, it can threaten to mentally and physically entrap an individual in dysfunctional home environments, which contribute to personal distress and feelings of displacement and loneliness. Your home should be your sanctuary, a safe place where you can take time to unwind, but when your home is filled with physical clutter, it can lead you to feel that your home is your enemy rather than your sanctuary, which can overall negatively affect your well-being.”
Unfortunately, people with cluttered, chaotic, and disorderly homes or businesses often don’t know how to begin reclaiming their spaces. Getting rid of large, heavy, and bulky junk items that are taking up space in your home or business may be hard for people who either don’t have the strength to physically move these items or do not have a vehicle to haul these items away. Also, most local governments in California and around the country have strict ordinances against throwing away appliances, electronics, and other sources of e-waste with regular trash.
Given these difficulties, the process of de-cluttering a home without outside help may seem close to impossible to many homeowners. Hiring a professional junk removal company like Junk King can make the process of de-cluttering a home or business significantly easier and less stressful.
Junk King Peninsula is the leading junk removal service for individuals and business owners in the Bay area. We provide junk removal services to both residential and commercial customers in Atherton, Belmont, La Honda, Loma Mar, Los Altos, Menlo Park Mountain View, Palo Alto, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Gregorio, and Stanford. Our junk removal team has years of experience in helping people free up space in their homes and business. We do all the heavy lifting and hauling so that you only have to let us know what items you want to be removed. If you need more time to go through the stuff that is clogging up your home, you can also rent one of our dumpsters that will give you a large, convenient space to store your junk while going through the cleaning and de-cluttering process. Simply give us a call when the dumpster is full, and we´ll come and pick it up.
Our company is also proud to say that we offer superior customer service. We have dedicated staff waiting to answer your call and help you find an effective solution for junk removal needs. For online and text price estimates, we also make every effort to give you a response in 10 minutes or less. Fair pricing, quality customer service, and a sincere commitment to recycling or reusing at least 60 percent of the junk we pick up are just a few of the reasons that Junk King is the Bay area’s number one preferred junk removal service.
Simply call us at 1-888-5865(JUNK) or consider booking us online here. Again, we offer up-front pricing and efficient junk removal services that will help you reclaim that space in your home or business to enjoy better mental health. Call us today to help free up space in your home or business without so much as lifting a finger.