We’ve all been there: a mountain of work piling up on the to-do list, but you can’t seem to cross off any of those tasks because there’s a literal mountain of paperwork standing between you and that 5:00 pm finish line cocktail.
Whether you’re Type A or Type “I’m a creative, and the piles help me think,” there’s nothing as beneficial to productivity as decluttering and starting fresh every single day. Don’t believe us? Here’s why decluttering can actually help bring clarity to your workspace and your life.
Decluttering Frees us from Unnecessary Distractions
Keeping your space decluttered and organized ultimately gives you more time to focus on what really matters, and it allows you to spend your time doing the things you should be doing to be successful. When your space is organized, you’re not wasting time getting distracted by unimportant projects. Leave all distractions at the door. Instead, you can focus on being more productive so those creative juices flow. You can reap the benefits of growing your successful business.
Decluttering Gives You More Space
Less clutter = more space. When you let go of all the stuff, you also stop fighting for room on your desk. Maybe you share your office chair with a pile of folders. Let that be a thing of the past. With more space, you’re left with your fresh ideas and fresh space waiting to conquer the day.
Decluttering Lowers Anxiety + Stress Levels
When you let things pile up, both literally and figuratively, you’re inviting stress into your life, leading to a sense of overwhelm. Decluttering frees up even just a couple of minutes per day since you no longer have to dig through your cluttered piles, files, and general “stuff.” Decluttering allows you to spend more time focusing on what really matters and allows you to work in a peaceful environment.
Decluttering Let’s You Decide What’s Important vs. What’s Not
Decluttering gives you the opportunity to decide once and for all what you need to focus your time and energy on and what’s just not worth it. There’s no need to hang on to anything that doesn’t bring you joy or inspiration. If it’s taking up unwanted space in your mind and in your office, then maybe it’s time to say goodbye. Out with the old, and in with the minimal, because you have bigger goals to chase than worrying about stuff you don’t need anymore.
Give yourself a sense of accomplishment and clarity with one project: declutter. Start by spending time gathering together all the old things that no longer bring you joy, and then either throw them away or donate them to someone else. Knowing that you did something necessary for yourself and your own self care, as well as giving back to somebody else who could use your old treasures, brings a whole lot of good juju and a sense of pride for all your hard work.
And remember, when in doubt, hire someone. Bring in the experts to help you declutter and give your office a face lift. Need some more tips? See our top decluttering office tips.