It’s true – a happy home is an organised one. Research has linked organising your home and workspace to better health and wellbeing…

Cleaning up and organising your home and office may feel like a drag, but it’s not a waste of time.

On the other hand, putting off a good clean or declutter has negative effects.

Organising your home reduces stress

According to research published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people who live in cluttered homes or homes filled with unfinished projects have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

And if you’re on a diet, getting your home in order could help.

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An organised workspace helps you to eat healthier

A study published in Psychological Science found that being organised can have a positive effect on what you choose to eat.

They found that, compared with people who work in an unorganised space, those who work in a neat space were two times as likely to pick an apple to snack on over a bar of chocolate.

Clutter can even keep you up at night and make it harder to fall asleep in a messy room than it is in a tidy space.

So stop putting it off and tackle one home or office organisation project today.

To learn more, watch the feature video.

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