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The following is a guest post, written by MakeSpace, a full-service storage company serving NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.

How Does Clutter Affect Your Productivity?

Maybe you’re a WAHM who struggles to find a healthy balance between completing chores and crushing those boss-mom endeavors. Or maybe you work in an office, but find your ability to relax at home is constantly curtailed by a never-ending need to tidy.  

Either way, a not-so-surprising factor could be standing between you and total peace of mind: Clutter.

Sure, the idea that a pile of papers is inconvenient sounds like a no-brainer, right? But it goes deeper than that.

Studies show that clutter-free environments foster a clearer, more productive workflow – and that the opposite is often true of a messy one.  

And all that disarray?

Unfortunately, it’s affecting more than just your monthly reports.

One study found the children of hoarders experience higher levels of distress.

The following infographic from MakeSpace (a full-service NYC storage company that also serves Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC) delves deeper into this topic.

They fused data and studies with original research to examine just how much of a toll clutter has on different facets of our lives – on a psychological, physical, financial, professional, and personal level:

Clutter Infographic by MakeSpace

via MakeSpace

Feeling the importance of kick-starting your organization?

Here are some tips from The Guardian on how to instill the importance of organization in young children. Elsewhere, Apartment Therapy rounded up some helpful tools to curb any straight-up toy insanity, and Zen Habits enlightens us on some tricks to parenting like a minimalist.

Whether or not your home is on par with an A&E special, chances are both you and your children would benefit from maintaining an orderly environment.

 

This article is a guest post, written by MakeSpace, a full-service storage company serving NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.

 

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