A UCLA study found that women who live in a cluttered environment are more likely to experience a surge in cortisol (i.e. the dreaded stress hormone). – So yes, it’s time to Marie Kondo your mess. – Here are 7 things to get rid of, stat.
1. Gift Paraphernalia
Shopping bags, crinkled gift ribbons, old Christmas wrapping paper. Toss it all.
2. Old Prescriptions
Clean out your medicine cabinet and get rid of expired pills.
3. Old Towels
These mess up bedroom drawers, kitchen countertops and even your worktops. Be gone!
4. Chipped Mugs
If you wouldn’t feel comfortable giving it to a guest, then don’t keep it in the cupboard.
5. Old Nail Polish
Especially the ones where the lids are stuck to the bottles!
6. Dried Pens
Is there anything more frustrating?
7. Takeout Menus
Remember, to be productive with a healthy mind you need to be surrounded by items that spark joy. Now go forth and be rid of the mess.