You can sell your house for more money
According to a survey in 2012, real estate agents ranked cleaning and de-cluttering your home as the top low-cost, do-it-yourself improvement project for a home seller.
You can decrease stress
A Huffington Post survey found that 84% of recently stressed out Americans said they worried that their homes weren't clean or organized enough. A survey by Rubbermaid found that 42% of homeowners experienced more anxiety when their houses were unorganized or cluttered.
You can clear your mind
According to unclutterer.com, "The chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain's ability to process information.
You can turn the clock back
The average American spends one year of his or her life looking for lost or misplaced items, according to NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals)
You can breathe easier
Junk tends to gather dust, and dust isn't healthy, especially if you have asthma or other breathing problems. Regular house dust can contain any of the following; arsenic, decomposing insects, pollen, human skin, fecal matter from dust mites and even the insecticide DDT.
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