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Fear manifests itself in many ways. Sometimes it’s in the form of restraining ourselves from trying new things. Sometimes it morphs into full-blown anxiety. And sometimes it spews into our lives as physical clutter.

Holding onto certain objects provides us with a false sense of security, which may transform into a deep-rooted fear of letting anything go. Other times, we’re just worried we’ll have to buy certain items again if we release them from our lives.

Either way, that fear makes us keep items we think we need, which studies show does more damage than good.

How?

Check out the clutter infographic from MakeSpace below for the answer. It reveals clutter’s negative impact on your physical and mental health, relationships, career, and finances.

Decluttering your life doesn’t have to be long and a hard journey, there are so many options for you to look at to help you get clutter-free and feeling like you are cleansed from all the stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. An example of what you can do to keep on top of your clutter is, to get yourself a storage shed for your backyard like those Cape Cod Sheds they have online at beachybarns.com, not only does it look stylish and well kept, it can keep a multitude of your things inside, freeing up your home! You could look into getting a storage unit, but why not have something that is literally on your doorstep ready for you to get everything in there, it also gives you space and time to sort through it without tripping over boxes and items that you can’t fit anywhere in the house. Decluttering is a good thing to get started on, you’ll feel so much better in the end and it is all worth it so you can help out the other areas of you life too.

Ready to kick your clutter to the curb?

Check out our post on getting started with the never-fail decluttering technique.

Note: Although MakeSpace doesn’t serve Australia at this time, they are growing! In the meantime, stay tuned to makespace.com to see where they’re headed next. And hop over to the MakeSpace blog for super actionable tips on organizing everything in your home.