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De-Cluttering Your Home Helps You in Business

Here’s an experiment: Picture walking into two different offices. One has a simple desk and chair, large windows, clutter-free surfaces and is painted in a bright color. The other office is dark. There or no windows/ small windows, lots of files, books and cabinets throughout the room and almost no free surface. Which office do you feel most comfortable in? A vast majority will say that they feel most comfortable in the first office. The clean, well lit one with no clutter.

A clean space tends to free our minds. A simple, clutter-free office allows you to focus on the most important things- your work. The second office is too busy and you will instantly feel exhausted once you walk through the door. This sort of clutter crowds your mental space because there is too much going on. Everything is fighting for your attention and it does not allow for clarity.

The Science of Clutter

Neuroscientists at Princeton University found that the presence of physical clutter in your home office actually affects your output. This clutter competes for your attention and leads to a decrease in performance and an increase in stress. The presence of physical clutter actually overloads your senses thus increasing your stress levels and impairing your ability to think creatively.

The interesting thing is this doesn’t stop at physical clutter. Your virtual business clutter also greatly affects your concentration and creativity. From files on your desktop or laptop computer to Facebook, Twitter and even just having too many tabs open at once can crowd your brain. Clearing the working space available within your home office allows you to think more clearly and become more organized.

You can get more accomplished and you will experience less stress. But, just doing it once is not enough. This should be an ongoing process that ensures you never go back to your poor cluttered office. The benefits of keeping a clutter-free office may surprise you. You will find that it is much easier to get a lot more done with a fraction of the associated stress. Ready to ditch the excess?

Check out our step-by-step guide to getting rid of the clutter!

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