You've already set your clocks forward and stocked up on allergy meds, but perhaps you've been dreading the most important seasonal task of all: spring-cleaning. In spite of everyone's busy lifestyles, the changing seasons provides an opportunity to step back and check in with ourselves, and reorganizing and simplifying your space can do wonders. Before you decide minimalism and decluttering aren't for you, hear us out.
According to MindBodyGreen, if you're feeling extra forgetful lately or your messy space is making you feel on edge, the solution is simple: Declutter your space. If you find yourself misplacing your wallet, keys, and other important items throughout the house, it could be because you just have too much stuff lying out. This sense of chaos can cause dread and is a sure sign you should reorganize.
To prevent that, purge your unwanted or unused items. Without a surplus of knickknacks throughout your home, you won't lose your essential gadgets to begin with and thus won't feel stressed out nearly as often.
If you're experiencing similar feelings but at your desk instead of at home, apply the same logic. Instead of internalizing the chaotic situation on your workstation, commit to one hour of decluttering, à la Marie Kondo. It can do wonders for your productivity during the workday, and efficiency allows for more "me time" later on. The end result? Less stress, which is the biggest perk of spring-cleaning, in our opinion. It's true: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is no joke.
Ready to try the minimalist approach? Check out the best way to declutter to get started.