“Managing the volume of possessions was such a crushing problem in many homes that it actually elevated levels of stress hormones for mothers.” – Trouble in paradise: UCLA book enumerates challenges faced by middle-class L.A. families
UCLA did a study about clutter and presented their findings in this book
There is so much to this study, but I like to focus on the quote above, which basically is telling us that clutter stresses Moms out.
Does clutter stress you out? If it does, it’s probably stressing the rest of your family out too, to some degree. There have been other studies that maternal stress leads to stress in children.
Am I writing this to scare you? No. I am writing this to let you know that clutter is not a superficial issue. If it were, I wouldn’t be dedicating my life to helping it go away.
I’m writing this to let you know that if you are stressed out by the plethora of stuff in your home, you are not alone. You are not weird. Clutter-stress is very common and often overlooked. With the right resources and strategy, you’ll find that clutter and strees disappear hand-in-hand.