15 Fantastic Reasons to Clean Out Clutter at Home!

Do you look for that special reason to clean out clutter?  I don’t mean the clutter everyone can see, I mean the spring cleaning clutter that nobody can see.  The items that are buried in the kids toy box, that special drawer you have to toss stuff in, and anywhere else you might hide clutter from youself.  Yes, those places!  You have those too right?  I hope I’m not the only one with hidden clutter.

There is nothing that I like more than a clean house.  When I say clean, I mean spotless.  Unfortunately with four kids, I don’t remember the last time my home was spotless, lol.  The last thing I want to do is spend my day digging in my kids toy box, but there comes that day.  For me it only happens twice, three times if I’m lucky a year; that you clean that hidden clutter.

My house is not dirty, but I think we all need to spring clean a few times a year.  It’s amazing how much stuff we accumulate, especially if we have kids.  I seriously do not know where half of this stuff comes from.  It’s almost like going shopping, I find all kinds of neat things when I clean out clutter.  The coolest thing I have ever found while cleaning was $800 that I lost about a year ago.  It actually worked out nicely, I needed them money lol.

I still don’t know where all this stuff comes from.  It’s like the little guy who takes the socks, takes the socks and leaves random stuff!  Either that or, I don’t know how it all ends up here.  It’s not me, it’s the kids and my husband!  Okay, sure I’m guilty it, but everything I keep can be fixed.  It might not get fixed, but it could be if I really wanted it fixed.  Haha…

I ran into this fun infographic: 15 Fantastic Reasons to Clean Out Clutter at Home, and thought I would share it.  If you’re like me, looking for a reason to get up off your bum and to clean out clutter in your home; here are 15 fun reasons to get started.

15 Reasons to Clear Out Clutter at Home

  • Gail Williams

    I immediately wanted to pin these 15 reasons to my pinterest page just as a reminder why I am currently decluttering.. thanks for the infographic memory-aid!

  • Stephanie F.

    Those are some compelling reasons — especially the improve your credit score! I totally agree with the less stress and love the one about improve your kid’s friendships. I won’t let my son have friends over most of the time because I think the house is too messy!

  • http://thefrugalexerciser.blogspot.com The Frugal Exerciser

    I cleaned out everything and through everything into a garbage bag, even my clothes, but I ended up put some of the clothes back into the closet. Had an argument with the hubby about clutter, which he can’t stand, got angry and threw away everything. Going to have a garage sell this week-end.

  • maribel raymundo

    Even if i dont like cleaning i always clean the screen sometimes everyweek or the ceiing every month. We should clean our hour every month to wipe the dust in our house bec its could for our health

  • Adrienne V.

    About 2 years ago I started an “online yard sale” group through FB. I have been clearing out the clutter evers ince—it is so empowering to not be “controlled” by the clutter and also to be able to make money selling it!

  • http://www.johnsonpaintinggroup.com.au Johnson

    Thank you for this wonderful infographic. I did enjoyed it and want to encourage that you continue your great job. Have a good day.

  • http://[email protected] anne marie smirh

    i could sure use some of this stuff!

  • Marcia

    Your 15 reasons to clear out clutter are helpful. The one I relate to the most is that we can decrease stress if we would declutter.. I don’t feel like I have a lot of stress in my life, but evidently we don’t have to recognize it to suffer symptoms of it. I want to eliminate as much stress as I can & when it comes to clutter, I can choose to throw away, give away & put away enough that there will be a place for everything. Then it is up to me to make sure it gets to that place.

  • Debbie Petch

    Clutter is my most difficult problem! It is true that if you have clutter, you cannot think properly. I don’t even have the excuse of blaming it on the kids. It is all me!

  • http://gravatar.com/pollylee pollylee

    I am such a pack rat and it drives my husband crazy….I really need to de-clutter!

  • http://historyinculture.wordpress.com Robin O

    I definitely need to clear out my clutter1
    Thank you for the helpful tips!

  • Nicole Becker

    Thanks so much for posting this!! My boyfriend seems like a junk collector and he always gets mad because I throw it all away!! I think I might sign him up for the Hoarders Show!! LOL

  • M.Clark

    Wow! I didn’t know that clutter limits your brain’s ability to process information.

  • md Kennedy

    My favorites on your infographic are 2 & 3: I find that as I decrease the clutter, my home becomes so much more of a sanctuary from everyday stress!

  • lisa

    I am a huge closet-under the bed stick it here and there person (does that even make sense?) Anyways, yes I do feel kike I’m on a shopping spree when I clean! I find things that I didn’t even know I had. Now, as I hang my head in shame I need to go shopping in my bedroom closet.

  • Maria Iemma

    I have embarked on a mission to declutter the house. I have two more rooms to go and two closets and then I am going to be FREE. I feel like clutter was invading my life

    • http://jennsblahblahblog.com Jenn

      Good for you…. I did that and here I sit 6 months later looking at more of it lol

  • Sandy Cain

    Clutter is not quite the word for how I live. I am a boarder-line hoarder, along with my Mom and brother whom I live with. I am SO overwhelmed, I wouldn’t know where to begin! And it’s a small apartment. Gee……………

  • http://[email protected] Becky Schollian

    Great tips Jenn. fantastic you found your $800!! I’m a clean freak…no really… I am a little compulsive when it comes to my home. Now my car….that’s a different story. I like tip #8 So true. I don’t know how many times I’ve done that with my kids way back when.

  • http://ofmiceandramen.blogspot.com veronica lee

    Living in a 1208 sq ft condo, I NEED to declutter at least once a year or we’ll be buried in all that accumulated stuff around us! Now that I’ve seen this fantastic infograph, I am more inspired that ever to clean out clutter!

    Thanks Jenn!