It is remarkably easy for storage solutions and surfaces to look and feel overwhelmed with our possessions, but did you know that clutter can have notable negative effects on our mental health and stress levels? Small collections of things can quickly expand, leaving us feeling as though clearing them is an impossible task; in fact, more than 40 per cent of Brits have avoided inviting someone into their home because they are embarrassed about the amount of clutter they have accumulated.
Cooking utensils, magazines, piles of washing and excess toiletries are identified as the most common causes of clutter in our homes.
Research has found that more than 3,000 cubic feet of the average British home is filled with items that are rarely or never used. In addition to impacting the way your home looks, this build-up of clutter can negatively influence your ability to concentrate on everyday tasks, hinder your ability to relax, and even reduce the quality of your sleep. Additionally, more than 65 per cent of people admit to arguing with a family member or housemate over clutter, with 10 per cent saying these arguments happen on a regular basis.